Hi everyone! I’ve really wanted to get back to the heart of blogging lately and have been thinking about my purpose for the blog. So many of us have turned into (or were always) ‘outfit blogs’ where we just post our daily outfits… I’m guilty of that! I love putting outfits together, especially with prints, textures, and colors. Sometimes it’s ‘blog worthy’, and sometimes it’s just an #ootd photo. More often then not it’s just a new arrival find that I just can’t wait to share! All of its blog-able, and I love a great mixture of all posts. However, I can share those posts easily on Instagram, Facebook, or the LikeToKnow.it App. So, why blog? I love writing and talking about clothes, so I really want to expand this space a little and make it worth your read also! Recently, I’ve tried to push out all of my posts when I drop them – no matter what the platform and outfit – at the same time. However, it’s taxing when you work full-time outside of the blog. I *hope* soon, I will be able to go down to part-time with my regular job. And that excites me so much, because I will have so much more creative energy for the blog! And so my goal right now is to create meaningful posts that will help you with your closet (and shopping), with weekly #ootd round-up posts mixed in. I hope the below post is helpful. ☺️
Today’s blog post is all about Express jeans. Recently Express re-vamped their jean line a bit and now have the ‘denim perfect’ version available. I’ve always been a huge fan of Express jeans since they come in a variety of inseam options – tall, regular, short, and petite. Their price point is in the middle, and I feel like on sale, they are a really great jean for the price. I have all types in my closet – $150+ premium AG/Joe’s/7 jeans to clearance Old Navy. Honestly, if they are in my closet, it’s because I love them – and they all serve their purpose.
So, about the jeans. My birthday was in June, and I had a whopping $75 in rewards plus coupons! Since fall is coming, I really wanted new pairs of jeans, especially pairs that I can wear in and out of work. I purchased 3 pairs ~ going left to right: all 3 are mid-rise and ‘short’ inseam (I’m 5’2″). I normally wear a 28/6 in denim, but since these are more of a ‘legging’, I go up one size (to an 8 short). The darker wash on the left are a regular skinny jean and the 2 pairs on the right are the denim perfect line. I picked out plain tops and sandals using the same necklace for each photo to keep it simple and focus on the denim.
These jeans fit like a glove. No joke. I do not have a thigh gap, never had a thigh gap, but I’m pretty sure these jeans almost create a thigh gap. 😂 They are a thick, more stiff material than the denim perfect line. When I first put them on, I do have to pull at my knees a little to get it all situated. However, they fit really well. And hug all the right spots. Of the 3 pairs of jeans I purchased, these are my favorite! Crazy since they are probably the least comfortable. But the fit is incomparable for my body type. And the color is amazing. The short length is still just a tad long on me, but perfect for work loafers and especially fall booties. I usually just roll jeans up once or twice with sandals.
These jeans are the bees knees. Truly! So soft and stretchy and buttery feeling. The wash is light, yes, but it’s also somewhat acid-wash. It’s like summery with a touch of bad ass. So these are a part of the denim perfect line which is why they are so much more soft than other Express jeans. While they don’t hug the curves like the pair above, they are really comfortable. Express doesn’t list the percentage of spandex added, but I’m guessing quite a bit more than the regular skinny jean. The length and basic fit of the jean is the same as above, just different material. Again, perfect length for work or fall booties.
This is the 2nd pair of the ‘denim perfect’ Express line I purchased. They are a raw-hem and ankle length. I still purchased a short inseam length, so they would fit perfectly with sandals for summer (since they are more a relaxed look). The fit is similar (or the same) as both jeans above in the hips and legs, albeit a shorter inseam for a cropped look. The material is not quite as soft as light wash pair, but not near as stiff and definitely has more spandex then the first pair posted above. Definitely my favorite pair of relaxed denim for days off work. I love a good distressed pair of denim, but I like that these are just a tad relaxed and not over done. I’ve actually worn these with a dressy sandal and nicer top for a date night look and loved that also!
I love all 3 pairs of these jeans and so happy I ventured back into Express jeans! The first pair of mid-rise jeans are my favorite since hello, my butt and legs look 10 years younger! 😂 However, the stretch and comfort of the denim perfect line is incomparable. I highly recommend all 3 pairs and they will all serve different purposes in your closet.
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