Today I make a confession: I splurged on a relatively big fashion purchase (for me, at least). Never in my life have I spent over $100 on a pair of jeans. Until now with my J.Crew Toothpick Jeans.
My Toothpick jeans from J.Crew came into my life a few weeks ago, and I’ve been wearing them constantly ever since. As much as I love shopping, jeans have been one of those items I’ve detested hunting for. Finding a pair that fit in all the right places….that was made of a material with some stretch for comfort…a pair that didn’t ride so low on the hips I’d be mistaken for a plumber. I know I’m not alone out there; why is is that jeans can be so hard for women to shop for?
But I digress. Here’s what happened: before these Toothpicks, I had two pairs of denim that I’d wear regularly (yes…only two). One is a pair of Rich & Skinny ankle jeans, and the other is a cropped pair from GAP that are a few years old and are probably on their last legs. I was feeling desperate. I was trying on pairs of jeans at every store I’d visit in the hope that one set would be the magical unicorn of perfection I was searching for. GAP: no luck. T.J. Maxx and Marshalls: no luck. LOFT: no luck. The list continued. On a whim, I dipped into J.Crew for one last attempt; I heard they recently revamped their jean material and was incredibly curious to see if they would possibly work.
Well, they fit like a glove. As soon as I zipped them up, I knew. I cringed a little when it came to pulling my credit card out (thank goodness J.Crew gives a discount to teachers though – that helped a little bit), but I am very glad I did. The material has a great amount of stretch, and they hold their shape incredibly well throughout the day. No sagging or bagging! The length of the pants for me is also perfect – I love the ankle cut of the hem. They’re great with flats, heels, and would fit well under a pair of boots in the colder months of the year. I know they are going to get an insane amount of wear, so for this purchase it was completely worth the splurge. The long life of this pair of pants will pay off in the end.
Blue chiffon pleated blouse: LOFT (similar also at LOFT) // Navy lace trim tank: LOFT (previous season) // Toothpick jeans: J.Crew // Filigree pendant: c/o Ann Taylor (similar at Nordstrom) // Envelope clutch: ASOS (previous season, similar also at ASOS) // Leopard print pumps: Ivanka Trump ‘Pinkish,’ purchased at Nordstrom (‘Sophia’ is also made by Ivanka Trump – very similar!)
Have you splurged on a particular fashion item? What was it?