Personal Shopper: Denim
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The key is to get your expensive jeans at budget prices. For example, my all-time favorites are my Paige Denim cropped skinnies (featured in all three photos above—two years old). They fit like a dream, are incredibly comfortable, and are still going after dozens and dozens of washes.
The two other pairs that I wear frequently include a pair of JBrand straight legs (also two years old—but I’ve never worn them in an outfit post, surprisingly—Blair Eadie is wearing them in this post!) and my Emerson Fry flares (one year old). These brands typically go for $200+ a pop, but there’s no way in Hades I would pay that much for any pair of pants, regardless of their amaze-factor. Enter TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack. If you know where to look and have some patience, you can find incredible deals on high-end denim.
I got all three pairs for around $80 each (a very good price, in my opinion, especially considering how often I wear them and how well they fit). I found the Paige and JBrand jeans at TJ Maxx and the Emerson Fry pair (the only jeans I’ve bought online) was on mega-sale at the end of the season. Smart shopping, ladies. That’s the key.
Sporting my Emerson Fry lovelies, in an outfit post from October.