Monday, March 25, 2013

Reincarnation (how to wear boyfriend jeans)

Remember in the early 2000's when douche bags people were getting REAL creative with the way they expressed themselves via the pockets of their jeans? Embroidery! Octagonal shapes! Bright colored stitching! The possibilities were endless (and horrifying) on the denim-covered booty horizon. It's one of those fashion moments that just tickles me to death.

Well, on my most recent treasure hunt at Goodwill, I stumbled upon these bad boys. I had been toying with the idea of adding some "boyfriend" jeans to my denim repertoire, and I dug the wash of these so I gave them a try-on. It wasn't until I put them on myself and looked at my reflection that I realized

these are totally early 2000's douche jeans.....AND I LOVE THEM.

The back pockets are large and in charge, the front pockets have normal side placement, but they sprawl almost all the way to the zipper, and the two front belt loops are so close together I can't buckle a belt without lapping over one of them. Let's not forget the diagonal side stitching.

They might not be full-on-balls-out-douche, but you know a dude jammed HARD to some Nickelback in these.

Conveniently enough, the ONLY photo that gives you a glimpse of the mammoth back pockets on these relics is one in which I was being a total douche:
OOOHhhhhhh yeah, get a load of the oddly shaped mini pocket!

Goodness, I know I'm being judgey and pretentious, but seriously....the douche-ness of these jeans is the reason I love these jeans. Fashion is fascinating. The fact that a judgmental 20-something girl is able to transform the life of these jeans from a trend in fashion that makes said girl want to puke a lil' bit in her mouth into a personal style blog post is MARVELOUS AND MAGICAL. Furthermore, in typing this I'm realizing how particularly descriptive the word "douche" is. There is really no other verbiage I could use to describe the style I'm visualizing.

Well, see ya later, I'd type more, but I'm about to fist pump with one hand and do a Jager bomb with the other!!!
{White Sweater: Thrifted (similar here)}{Tortoise Sunglasses: Cotton On (similar here)}
 {Leopard Heels: Franco Sarto. The ones I'm wearing are old, but THESE are giving me a shoe boner}
{Snake Skin Clutch: Vintage} {Cuff: Sidewalk sale find!} {Belt: Goodwill}


  1. How the hell you make all your thrifts look this good I have no idea, you rock. I love your douche jeans.


  2. My Rule: Always with heels, unless you're actually painting a room or you're Karlie Kloss.

  3. u've got a gr8 blog... want to follow eachother????? if so follow me and let me know and i'll follow bak for sure.. :) maybe we can follow eachother on lookbook,facebook,instagram and twitter?? i alwz follow back..

  4. There's a lot a lot a lot that I love about this post. I didn't think it could get better than the first line,
    but then it did.

    I'm so jealous of the way that you used REAL boys jeans to do the trend the RIGHT way - instead of people like me who cop out and go to Gap instead.

    It makes such a huge difference, and really ups the sexy anti. Like, seriously, you look freakin' hot.

    And I LOVE the sunglasses pic - I don't care if you look "douchey" - it's my kind of douchey.

    So funny, though. I wrote a little article SO similar to this one about Beanies! Remember how all the idiot smartass but really grimey boys in middle school would wear those horrible beanies indoors, like somehow it was natural to be wearing a hat 24/7

    And now they're like, fashion hot thang #1?

    Adore this post, adore these pictures. and seriously need to figure out how you get such insane photography on this here bloggio. It's fantastic.


    1. I love reinventing odd historical fashion moments. It would be REALLY impressive if somebody could rock those chunky Doc Martin sandals from the 90's and look classy. I'm not sure if it can be done...

  5. Those douche jeans are freakin' sweet.

    Love, Amy

  6. Adore this outfit. The leopard shoes are amazing!

  7. Oh those diagonal side seams... We were so cool at one time... These are great on you and that clutch is ahhmazing...

  8. Oh man, I was once forced to rock some horrible embroidered fat albert pants in high school for an entire week as well as a gold shirt and hiking boots(yes really). I have never felt more like a douche than I did that week.
    I tried rocking the boyfriend jeans for awhile, I loved the look I just have a weird body type for the style. They look great on you though!

  9. LOVE this. Classiest douche I've ever seen ;)

  10. love your look!


  11. Love these jeans on you, wish I could pull them off!

    Maria xxx

  12. You look AMAZING in your "douche" jeans! Awesome post- as usual! XOXO!

  13. Oh wow I never have the patience to search for such cool thrifted items (or like to picture them looking half as cool as this). I only ever get thrifted handbags haha :D Love the way you used 'Douche' like 6 times in your description :)
    Great look girl! Maya

  14. You're killin it. OBSESSED with these jeans! I don't think I would have given them a second look...don't you love that about thrifting? Also yes, DOUCHE is the only word that works!


  15. I love this outfit. I've wanted a pair of boyfriend jeans for so long, but still haven't found quite the right ones. Ones that are big but not so big that I look ridiculous haha. You pull these off very well!

  16. You transformed them into bad ass boyfriend jeans. My fave thrifted jeans post in a looooong time! :)

    ▲_▲ HYENA


  17. I was wearing one of my very old COh jeans this week, their pockets also out of control and loved them. Yours are even more out there, and they look amazing on you. Great douchy shots!

  18. PS followed you on your awesome Instagram, instabuddies?

  19. I LOVE boyfriend jeans and these look great with those leopard print shoes, loving it!! I just may have to steal that look from you.

    Ali of

  20. blam-o indeed, this is FAWESOME :)
    brooke @ what2wear

  21. I love the outfit and the hair. Boyfriend jeans are awesome.

    Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  22. Very nice street style. I like the way you pairing your jeans with a leopard printing sandals.
    Welcome to share me on google+.
    By the way, are you interested in reblogging ( I mean, you can choose one of the favorite posts from my blog and post it on your blog, I will help to reblog your post as well, so both of our friends can see the latest update.)

    Looking forward to your reply.

  23. I love this kind of looks, it looks really good! And I like how you mixed 2 different prints!

    - Laura

  24. amazing look!<33

  25. love that amazing cuff and i can't believe that it was part of a sidewalk sale. major score. also shoe boners are super real and i'm glad that someone else is shedding some light on the subject.


  26. These jeans so do not look 'douche-bag'ey on you. In fact you look quite stylish with that knitted sweater paired with the jeans. But you take on the 2000s loud denim stitching and embroideries was so funny.

    Swati @ The Creative Bent

  27. Thanks for the idea, I was wondering how to wear mine without looking like a popatoes bad ! Kisses from Paris


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  29. Such a beautiful smile :)


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