Happy April Everyone! I can’t believe another month has gone by. Summer is creeping up on us. YES! To those who may not have seen my last review, let me introduce myself once again. This is my second denim review for Denimology and I’m very excited to be working with them and online boutique, Blue Heaven to bring you these denim reviews. My name is Shea Marie and I run the fashion blog CheyenneMeetsChanel.com. I live in Hollywood, California used to work designing for a denim company so I am definitely in the know in this industry.
The pair of jeans I’m reviewing today are a pair of 70’s style flares from TEXTILE Elizabeth and James collection named the “Morrison”. Let me start off by saying I love Elizabeth and James… pretty much everything of theirs, I’m a huge fan. So I’m going into this really biased, already assuming I’m going to love them. I mean I have to… they ARE Elizabeth and James after all.
Then my reality clicks in of how picky I am… Ugh.
At first look, I love the color of these jeans. They are that perfect fade and the material feels just great. You can tell that these aren’t cheap. The material feels really light and airy but slightly rigid. They’ve definitely been prewashed, probably stone washed so you don’t have to worry about them shrinking, which is great. I also can’t forget to leave out that I love the patch pocket detailing on the front and back, it’s a different look than your typical jean.
I would say they fit me pretty perfect, they aren’t meant to be skintight, they have more that slightly loose, boyfriend, hippie casual feel to them. I really like that look for summer. You don’t want to be wearing skintight jeans out and about during the day when you are trying to pull off the casual, beachy, summer look. They are midrise and sit higher up on your hips. I’m kind of into higher rise jeans at the moment… so ideal for me!
The one problem I have with them, which is a problem for me all the time, is the length. I have long legs for my body, so it’s probably me – not the jeans at fault. But with the length of these flares I could never wear them with heels. Ideally I would want my flares to touch the ground with my heels on… that’s just my personal style. To wear these with flipflops/ flats though, they are perfect.
I love the color, feel and material of these jeans and would definitely incorporate these in my summer wardrobe as my casual day jeans with flats and a tank top. So they definitely have a place in my heart, although I would love love love to see them several inches longer so I can wear them with my high heels. Because who doesn’t love being taller?