Hey lovelies! I’ve missed you so! I’m finally back from my short break. If you didn’t already know, I gave birth to my baby girl in January, and so I’m finally getting back into reviews. I’m actually still in the middle of trying to get my body back in pre-pregnancy shape. I hope to get back to my pre-pregnancy jean size, but it’s all about getting back in shape the healthy way. Running after my 2 year old daughter definitely has helped me shed the pounds a lot quicker this time around.
I’m super excited that my first review back happens to be with a brand that’s new to me and happens to be one of my fave styles of denim: FLARES! I love trying out new brands and flared denim is a style that I think looks great on everyone. It’s definitely my obsession with the 70’s and anything boho chic that has me totally smitten with the flare or bell-bottom style. Plus, flares and bell-bottoms are generally high-waisted and have super long inseams, so they elongate my 5’10” frame even more — which I love! Who doesn’t love legs for days, right?!
So let me give you a little background on the brand, SCHOEN by YU. It’s a fairly new denim brand that was created in 2013 by renowned fit model, Lindsey Schoen, and veteran designer, Michelle Yu. These ladies bring to us the finest denim, made in the U.S.A., that is all about enhancing a woman’s silhouette. I think that’s always at the top of our list when we are buying denim, right? We all are in search of a pair that will look great on our body. SCHOEN by YU only uses the most luxurious fabrics and they put their concentration into every detail. They believe that creativity and quality should never be sacrificed — and I couldn’t agree more.
The style I’m wearing is called “The Bombshell“. It’s a high-waisted flare jean with an extra long inseam (35.25in / 89cm to be exact). It’s leg opening is 22.25in / 56cm, giving the jean a nice modern looking flare shape that isn’t too extreme. The denim is comprised of lycra and modal, giving it great stretch. The jeans slipped on with ease and I felt them instantly contour to every curve of my body.
The website states that this style runs large, so you should order one size smaller than your usual size. I’m currently a 28 waist, so I am wearing a size 27 in these photos and I felt the 27 fit perfectly. If you’re on the shorter side then you probably will have to hem these, as the inseam is quite long. I am wearing about a 3″ wedge in these photos.
I have a fairly long torso and I felt the 9” rise almost felt like a mid-rise rather than a high-rise on my body. However, that didn’t bother me one bit. I really love the way the jeans looked on my body and I felt they were quite flattering. My husband really liked the way they looked on me as well.
One detail that I love, and I must point out, are the back pockets. I loved how the back pockets are slightly on the small side and are closer together. This really helps give the illusion of a smaller and tighter tush. What woman doesn’t want their behind to look good in a pair of jeans, right? I think it’s on the top of our list when it comes to fit.
Aside from the great fit, I really love the wash. It’s called “Pure Indigo” and the name really couldn’t be any more fitting. It’s a rich dark blue hue. The hardware on the jean is gold, so that paired with the indigo color really makes these jeans look super luxe.
Bottom line, these jeans rock and if you’re in the market for a pair of flares I highly recommend these. If you feel that flares never look good on you, or if you’ve been afraid to try the style there’s no better time than now. The 70’s trend is HOT right now and flares are definitely where it’s at. I think these jeans would look fabulous on just about any body type and I also think they can easily transition from day to night. I even think they would be the perfect jean to wear to work on casual Friday’s, paired with a nice silk button-down. If you’re not a flare fan, definitely check out this brand. They have other amazing styles like “The Muse” and “The Icon“.