White Jeans Make Me Happy

Well, I’m ticking through my to do list. “Write blog posts” is one item. It’s something I never seem to get around to. I have a lot of time on my hands these days and you would think I would do it. But here’s the thing, I don’t get paid to do it. Also, there are usually more (seemingly) important things for me to do. Plus, who cares? Well maybe a few people. I mean, I care about clothing and outfits and such. It’s a beautiful diversion and I especially feel good when I see other people making conscious choices and sharing their personal lives.

So jeans. I have a lot of jeans. But no white jeans. And since the beginning of the year I have been on a low-buy challenge which has been really good for me. To date I’ve bought only one sweater (which I didn’t end up keeping) and one pair of jeans: the above pictured jeans from Gap. They were the second pair I tried on. (The first pair were from Madewell and they did not flatter me!) I ordered these white jeans on a whim when I was buying some things for my daughter on Gap.com. They looked promising—high waisted, off white, straight leg… When they arrived, I was instantly in love. They fit so well in the butt and the waist. So comfy! And, I love the button fly. They were exactly what I was looking for. I couldn’t believe it could be that easy. Plus, with discounts and all, they were only $41. The only thing that would have been better is if they were from a sustainable brand.

INSPIRATION

White jeans are something I have been wanting for a while. I thought they’d be perfect in my fall/winter capsule wardrobe. I looked and looked. I found a few options and saved them on Pinterest. When I think of adding something to my wardrobe, I have to really want it, really need it and if possible, buy it used or responsibly made. Ideally it is something that I don’t have and will mix well with my other items. I decided that, from now on, if I was going to add something, I would only get it if it was really special. I saved my clothing allowance and planned a trip to Manhattan (a 2 hour drive away). I wanted to go to a handful of stores I really like, stores I don’t have near me, to see the clothes in person. I focused in on Greenwich Village/Soho and chose Sézane, Everlane, & Other Stories, and Maison Scotch. I was prepared to spend more than usual, make an investment. At this point, I’m not going to NY. Well, not any time soon. But I’m okay with it.

OPTIONS

Gap | Madewell | ReDone

Everlane | J Crew | J Crew

Sézane | & Other Stories | & Other Stories

If you’re looking for versatile addition to your wardrobe, I think a pair of high-waist, straight-ish pair of white denim could be just the thing. I really don’t know if shopping for clothes is where anyone’s head is at right now. I bought these at the very beginning of March and haven’t really worn them much. Yesterday I pulled out all my Spring/Summer clothes and packed away all the Fall/Winter clothes. It was a first-day-of-spring activity I had been looking forward to. It was very satisfying. And my new jeans look very pretty hanging in my closet. I hope you are holding up under these scary times. I hope you’re keeping it really simple and finding things that make you happy. And reaching out to others however you can.

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