Embracing Curves

After years of mentally struggling with my Kim Kardashian-sized booty and never finding a pair of jeans that would fit me just right, I heard about Curve ID jeans by Levi's. So, on a whim, I decided to stop in at the Levi's store in San Francisco and give this new line of denim a try.

The first thing that happens when you wander aimlessly about the massive store is that a salesperson kindly asks if they can help. And for the first time in my shopping history I finally said, "yes." She boldly measured my hips and waist and without telling me my actual measurements (thank you!), guided me toward the Supreme Curve pile of jeans. (These are the most generous of the four curve options and typically fit a woman who has a 10-inch ratio between her waist and hips. That means little waist, big hips.)

I tried on a pair, and while I had to shimmy to get them on, I was distinctly impressed by their fit. So much so that I bought two pairs on the spot and received a third pair as a gift recently. The inky, dark blue hue can go with anything in your closet, and offers a slimming shape. The black version is crisp and dressy, and the other two denim washes in this curve selection are equally flexible with your outfit options.

Visit a Levi's store or check out us.levi.com to learn more about Curve ID jeans. 

The Return of the Patterned Pant

For some of you, patterned pants might not have gone out of style. But for the rest of us they have been on the back-burner. Possibly even completely off the stove. That is changing in a big way this spring. The Alpha style girls are already sporting lush floral printed pants. They are a statement to be sure, possibly a bit too bold for the rest of us. Fear not, as always, there’s a little something for everyone.  There are a few incarnations out there right now that are easy to try because they are incredibly affordable. Either the cleaner, more tailored pants that emulate the Celine stunners, as below.

Where to buy (left to right): Asos.com, H&M.com.

Or the soft, loose version that are probably a segue of the pajama looks that were making a toe-hold in fall, below.


Where to buy: Forever21.com.                                               

Of course the smaller the pattern the easier it is to wear, but now might be the time to throw caution to the wind, go for the big bold pattern and enjoy the early spring.


Perfect Polka Dots

This is hands-down a serendipitous post. I'd been thinking about writing a blog on this shirt for some time now, and had officially decided to do so last night. Then, this morning I received a Levi's email in which this image (above) was featured. It was meant to be. There are scores of fetching polka dot shirts on the market, but this Levi's top is a winner. It blends contemporary and Americana styles in a $68 button up, thin, blousy cotton number called Scout Shirt. Tuck it into a pair of wide-leg trouser pants, but skip the skinny belt. Add tan oxford Sierra heels by Chelsea Crew and you'll have an adorable outfit. (A while back a certain magazine threw oxford heels on its "out" list, but that's clearly not the case. While the shoe made its debut a few years ago, it remains strongly on-trend.) Verdict: Perfect polka dots and a timeless "look."