First of all let me just say that you guys are awesome! I got some great tips on what black jeans to check out, so thank you. I went jeans shopping in Soho today, which is not exactly my favorite thing to do since it's always so hectic and crowded, but I did have fun trying stuff on. And what's a Wiksten shopping trip without documenting the whole darn thing?
Left: my own outfit- cardigan from Anthropologie, Generra dress, and Dolce Vita sandals.
Right: Uniqlo jeans. I love the way the legs look, and they scrunch up just perfectly at the bottom, but Cristalle, you're right! The 3D ones have WAY too low of a waist, which did not make me happy. I couldn't find any other black jeans there, which sucked because I had high hopes for Uniqlo. (You know, 'cause they're cheap!)
Left: Zara cobalt blue tunic. I love this color! Such a pretty top, but I didn't buy it. I was on a mission, you know.
Right: Zara jeans. These were basically like leggings, so I wouldn't be able to wear them with short tops. I'm not that confident about my bum!
Left: Club Monaco tank and double-pleated black trousers. I just wanted to try the whole slouchy pleated pants thing. I've gotta say--not good on me. I love them on other people, but I don't need to accentuate my wide hips! Extra fabric around that region just doesn't work for me.
Right: Madewell ex-boyfriend jeans. Again with the hips. But it's too bad because these were so comfy.
Left: Topshop jeans. I honestly HATE going into Topshop. Too. Many. People. It's all just...too much. But you guys were right! The black jeans were good. Although they were SO stretchy that I was afraid they would fall down all the time and show some butt crack. And I am a lady. Not Russell Brand. (Ha, one anonymous commenter joked about a Russel Brand-type situation going on with skinny jeans, which really made me laugh.)
Right: Acne Hex jeans in Cash. I really liked these. They were stiff and too long, but the adorable shop girl at the Acne store said they would break in and get really soft. And obviously they could always be hemmed. But they're so freaking expensive. Totokaelo has them on sale big time but not in my size, darn it.
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. Madewell '37's. I took the photos in the Topshop dressing room after buying them because I realized I forgot to photograph them. These are sooooo comfortable. The rail-straight ones were awesome too, but these were cheaper! $60. Good deal. But the best part is that they don't make my butt look half bad. Because we all know that's the number one criteria for a pair of jeans. I love Madewell. I purchased my favorite cardigan there two years ago, and it's the one I wear the most (like every day in the winter). I will definitely go back for more jeans in the future.
I got some suggestions for J.Crew and Built by Wendy jeans, both of which I love. I couldn't find any black pairs on either website, so I didn't go to those stores. Also, I was going to go to Barney's to check out the J. Brand's and to Urban for the Cheap Monday's, but I got tired and lazy after I found some good cheap ones. So instead I ran into Dean and Deluca for some caffeine. Phew. It was a lot of shopping for one afternoon.