October 14, 2014

{STYLE} Classic Comfort with NYDJ Originals

Jeans are not exactly the easiest piece of clothing to shop for, especially when you have a little extra junk-in-the-trunk, as I most certainly do. I’ve had a lifetime of wiggling in-and-out of too-tight jeans, or finding a pair that “fits,” only for it to be frumpy and uninspired in the fashion department. At best, I could find an inexpensive pair that looked great for the first couple of hours of wear - but soon stretched out into a baggy mess, only to fall apart at the seams after a handful of wears. But that combination of great fit, quality, and a fashion forward approach? It has seldom occurred in my life - and I’m a girl who isn’t willing to settle for anything less!

That is, of course, until I tried on my first pair of NYDJ denim a few years ago. I remember the moment almost precisely: I was in a department store fitting room, florescent lights flickering, when I pulled up a pair of black, coated skinny jeans over my hips and buttoned the waist. I looked in the mirror and was shocked to see that I looked great, a feeling jeans have never given me for as long as I can remember. I twirled around, looking at myself in the mirror with a sense of admiration that has historically not been part of my dressing-room experiences.

Beyond finding a pair that look and feel great, for a compulsive over-dresser like myself, it has actually taken a serious investment in developing my confidence to the point that I feel comfortable and chic in a pair of jeans - whether I pair them with a tee and flats, or a leather jacket and heels for a night on the town. But to find a pair that I can wear from my morning walks with Frankie, to showroom appointments and styling sessions at the Marie Claire office, to a cocktail party at the end of the day (with a little heel switcheroo)? That is the holy grail - and one I’m relieved to have finally found.

This post was sponsored by NYDJ, as part of their NYDJ Originals Series.
All opinions and content are my own.


  1. You look amazing in these jeans. You should wear pants more often. Great look for you. Now I am getting tempted to wear jeans today even though it's hardly my go to kind of outfit. Glad Frankie was included in these adorable pictures. Love you both 😘😘

  2. What style are the ones you are wearing? LOVE the color and length!

  3. It's the Jade legging! I should have mentioned that in the post :D Adding it in now, thank you!

  4. You always style your jeans to perfection so I think they look great on you! I also am a huge fan of NYDJ! They are a staple in my closet.

  5. Simple and cool, love the bag!

    Preppy outfit on lb-lc fashion blog

  6. This is such a cute outfit!!! Love the jeans on you.

  7. Too bad they don't have plus size longs. I'm bigger than size 16 but have a 34" inseam.

  8. Cute photos!

  9. What wash of denim are you wearing?

  10. I only wear NYDJ since discovering them a few years ago. They have saved my style on more the one occasion.


  11. I'm new around here and I'm so excited to start following along! Kitty flats rule :)

    26 and Not Counting


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