HO HO HO! It’s December, and while everyone is impatiently waiting for Christmas, I’ve got some leftover Autumn-ish photos to share with you. Last month I got a chance to meet up with Andy from Denimology and pay a visit to a store with the most amazing selection of premium denim – Donna Ida. I was able to hand pick my favourite pairs and try them on, which means from now on I will only be reviewing pieces I personally really like and have selected for you carefully (with the help of the Donna Ida team of course!)
So the first pair in the spotlight is Sass & Bide “With Each Beat” mid-rise bellbottom. So last century? Well, while some think that 70s style should remain “locked up” in fashion history, others are catching up on the trend has been making a comeback in different forms and shapes since mid- 1990s. I have been wanting to give it a try for while now (oh no, the dreadful flares with spray-on paint worn in 6th – 7th grade don’t count), but have never found the right jeans. So when these were suggested by the lovely girls at Donna Ida I was really interested to see how they would look,
I cannot say that these are ideal jeans for me fit-wise but I loved the opportunity to play around with them and see how this shape would work with the rest of my wardrobe. Obviously, they are too long for me, even when worn with really high heels, but that’s a common story for my 5′ 4″ height. Other than that I felt that they fit me very well everywhere else, being tight up to the knee and then flaring in a really flattering way. I don’t know if golden side zips and buttons add to the perfect fit at the hips, but either way they are nice little touch of 70s chic, as is front stitching. As I don’t own many light wash jeans, so this dark rinse wash fitted in my wardrobe just perfect, enabling me to combine the jeans with my favourite tan color accessories, fur and so on.
In my opinion, these free-flowing pants fit in with the hippie lifestyle and carefree attitude, so I doubt I would wear this model to work. Overall it was fun to try something different and they certainly make a welcome change to the seen-on-everyone skinnies and boyfriend jeans. In fact, I loved the fitted yet flowing fashion staple so much, that I got another pair in a similar style for my next review, which I’m hoping to show you before I’m off for the Christmas holiday with my family in Estonia… but for now, bring on the 70s!
The are Sass & Bide With Each Beat (Dark Rinse) Jeans reviewed here are
available online for £200 from