What a silly title, but I can’t express enough the joy I have found in my jeans….okay, maybe that sounds even sillier.
Ok ladies…truth or no truth – jean shopping is the WORST! I remember when my mom used to take my sister and me shopping a few weeks before school each summer, and the thought of trying on jean after jean wore us out. It got even WORSE as we hit high school and got the constant comments: “could your jeans sit any lower?” “did you actually pay money for those holes; I could have cut those myself!” and of course…”why do they make jeans that don’t cover your butt anymore?!”
In the grand scheme of it all, those people making those comments were so right! My high school jeans are embarrassing, haha! But on the other hand, THERE WERE NO OTHER OPTIONS. I remember wearing these American Eagle Artist jeans for YEARRSSSSS (even up to about 2 years ago!). Then I got pregnant. And you know that story…you can fit into your regular, non-pregnancy jeans until you’re about 20 weeks and make them work with a hair tie or a belly band, but when your regular, non-pregnancy jeans barely cover your butt anyway….you’re in trouble.
ENTER THE MOST AMAZING JEANS OF ALL TIME.
Yes. I found the jeans which my soul loves while I was pregnant. And yes…they were maternity jeans. Good news is…THEY MAKE REGULAR, NON-MATERNITY JEANS, TOO! I ordered (or rather my mom ordered because she’s the best mom in the whole entire universe) a pair of maternity jeans from 7 for All Mankind, and they changed my world. I loved wearing those jeans while pregnant, and the Christmas gift I asked for that year (note: Christmas was 4 weeks after having my first daughter) was a pair of regular ones! I still have them, and they’re my best friend.
7 for All Mankind jeans are NOT your “barely cover your butt,” “holy and unattractive,” “way too washed out” jeans. These jeans are the BOMB. I wear mid-rise jeans now…not because I’m a mom and feel like I need to be frumpy, but rather because THEY HIDE YOUR TUMMY. And let’s be real…unless you’re 13 years old and haven’t experienced real life or Chick-fil-A on a regular basis…you have a little tummy. It’s ok. It’s part of life, and I think it’s quite beautiful.
These mid-rise jeans give me life. They cover up and hide all my insecurities; I never have to worry about gaping in the back; I’m always feeling like I am dressed in an appropriate way that is respectable both for my age and for the fact that I’ve had two kids AND MOST IMPORTANTLY for the fact that I’m a woman who respects the idea that ALL women are beautiful and deserve to feel that way. I know it’s crazy for me to say that my jeans do that for me, but….they do.
Oh! And did I mention that they are SO easy to shop for?!?! Like…they all fit. All the styles. They fit. I’m a skinny jeans wearing girl. I like a skinny fit because I can wear flats and boots and tennis shoes, and they all look good. I DO own a boot cut in these jeans, and when I cuff them, they look awesome. I also own a boyfriend style jean (my absolute favorite because it’s like wearing the jean version of yoga pants), and I love how easy they are to dress up or down on the daily.
Okay, so what’s the downside to these jeans? Let’s be honest for a quick minute. These jeans are pricey. They just are. There’s no good way to say it, but I would rather invest money into 4 pairs of jeans that will NOT fade…will NOT tear…will NOT wear down and WILL make me feel like a million bucks than spend $20 on a pair of jeans that I’ll need to replace in 6 months. Look….ask for one pair for your birthday and one pair for Christmas for 2 years, and you’re set for life. Like I’m not even joking. And if you buy here in San Angelo, you can catch them on sale from time to time and grab a pair for a GREAT discount!
Elizabeth Coleman at Gypsy Trunk in San Angelo will get you set up in a HEARTBEAT and will let you know asap if she ever has a sale that will benefit you.
So let’s see pictures so you can tell EXACTLY what I’m talking about…Here are the ones I own:
7 For All Mankind Jeans | The Josefina Skinny Boyfriend
I LOVE the style of these jeans! They’re so easy to throw an on easy tee, chucks, and just a dab of makeup and GO! They’re the yoga pants of the jeans world. Boyfriend jeans are MEANT to fit loose. They’re tighter at the ankle but still not tight, and they usually have some added wear and tear to them to give them a much more casual feel. I love them. Boyfriend jeans aren’t for everyone, but if you like this style, you’ll LOVE this brand. I would recommend going 2 sizes down in this style because they can be a bit baggy on top.
7 For All Mankind Jeans | Kimmie Straight Leg
These are my ONLY bootcut jeans. I always cuff them because I’m short and have found that my legs look a bit longer if you can see an inch or so of my ankle. I feel it is a much slimmer look, and it saves the bottom of my jeans from being worn and torn to shreds. Yes, I could get them altered to my height, but I really like the look of a cuffed jean more. Ok so….these jeans are the ones I get the MOST compliments in from strangers. I’ve had so many women come up to me in the store to ask where I got my jeans because it is SO HARD to find boot cut jeans that aren’t low rise or inappropriate. These jeans are the BOMB! My husband loves them, too….can you guess why? 😉
7 For All Mankind Jeans | The Ankle Skinny
Ok let me explain the best part about these Ankle Skinnies. THEY ACTUALLY HIT AT THE ANKLE! Yes, I’m short, so I still have to cuff about an inch, but they are NOT made to go below your ankle, which is the coolest thing ever because as you know…it’s impossible to find ankle skinny jeans that actually look GOOD! I have this lighter wash because I enjoy the casual look they offer. They are definitely my more “everyday” jean because they go with tee shirts, but they also look nice with a casual blouse. I’m telling you…the versatility of this brand is unreal. These were my first pair of skinnies from 7FAM, and I’m obsessed with them.
7 For All Mankind Jeans | The Mid-Rise Ankle Skinny
Ok THESE ARE MY MOST WORN JEANS! I absolutely cannot get enough of these jeans. They’re mid-rise, which may turn people off for like a second, but then….you put them on and OH MY GOODNESS….you instantly lose 5 pounds and you NEVER worry about revealing things you don’t want to reveal…oh and yes, they’re an ankle skinny, too! The dark wash in these jeans are a little bit more “dressy,” but I’ve been known to throw a tee shirt on with it and go. Seriously…these are the best jeans ever. I would suggest you buy these FIRST. And my husband loves these as well (probably for the same reason as the ones above ;))!
Okay, so I wrote this post on a Thursday, took pictures on Friday, and during one of my outfit changes on Friday, I checked Facebook to see that Elizabeth at Gypsy Trunk posted that all her 7s were on sale for 40% OFF! I was so excited, so I ran down there and grabbed two more styles! Check these out!
The Super Skinny The Mid-Rise Super Skinny
I tried them on in the store, and they were fantastic, but since I haven’t had any wear with them yet, I can’t give a full review. But that’s what is best about this brand of jean. It literally took me about 10-15 minutes to grab my size, try them on, and go. Who can say they got 2 perfectly fitted pairs of jeans in 10-15 minutes…..ever?! These are the best things ever in life. Ever. (I know….that’s enough evers, right?! K, I’m done.)
Oh ps – they have a website! http://www.7forallmankind.com
**I am not affiliated with Gypsy Trunk, 7 For AllMankind, or any other boutique who carries this brand. All words mentioned above are my sole, honest opinions. I was not compensated for any words said.**