The Citizen Rosebud

Seattle based blossom selling fresh picked vintage + pre-loves for you to bloom madly.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

outfit post: Mom Jeans



I've been wearing skinny jeans for almost a decade now. When boot-cuts were in, I didn't wear them. At the time, boot-cut jeans were unflattering to my then rail-thin frame. So when a pile of full legged "mom jeans*" showed up in the free bin at my work, in my size, my first reaction was: "oh hellz no!". Then I remembered Meggs from Another Day to Dress Up, SWEARING by "mom jean" shorts. So I grabbed the stack and brought them home.

There are a couple of pairs from the freebie stack that I'm thinking of keeping long. It's a very different silohuette than skinny jeans, the full legs and narrow waist is something I'm not used to. It took much longer than usual to put this outfit together, which is funny because the outfit is so basic: A ruffled jersey-knit tank top, mom jeans and vintage/thrifted Ferragamo pumps. 

The jury's still out on whether or not I like the look. Of the 15 photos shot, these two were the only ones that didn't make me look dumpy. But it's good to get out of the comfort zone, and explore other options. Like a free pair of mom jeans.

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* Mom jeans: high-waisted, full legged jeans usually worn by unfashionable mothers in the 1980's.


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17 comments:

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute top;)

sacramento said...

Most interesting pants, even for me.
Well you look good in them.
I have been missing very much in my blog.
I do not understan about the cake. Are you selling cakes or cothes???
Un abrazo muy fuerte amiga mía.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

avalonne lou summers said...

I love mom jeans!!! Haha. But I think I prefer to call them wide legged jeans or boyfriend jeans :) I just love the '70s feel of them!

Luci Ana said...

lovely jeans. these pictures are beautiful, dear. love the outfit!

RETRO REVA said...

Hello my new Blog Master ;)
Thanks for all your help. I am gonna send an e-mail right now :)

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks, Chaos.

Sacramento: I'm not sure how I feel about the pants, but I'm going to play around with the look for a bit.

Avalonne: you are a doll to visit, and thank you. These feel very unboyfriend like, as they are high waisted. But I like the fact it smoothly covers my mid-muffin top. lol.

Reva: so loooking forward to your email, g-friend. xo. Bella Q

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Thanks, Chaos.

Sacramento: I'm not sure how I feel about the pants, but I'm going to play around with the look for a bit.

Avalonne: you are a doll to visit, and thank you. These feel very unboyfriend like, as they are high waisted. But I like the fact it smoothly covers my mid-muffin top. lol.

Reva: so loooking forward to your email, g-friend. xo. Bella Q

RETRO REVA said...

Hi, my lovely......
Quick question.......
How do I remove the "lines" around my header, while still having the outlines around my images.
I can't figure it out?
I am on stretched/advanced........
Thanks

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Reva, we'll figure this out. Email me and let's spruce up your blog! xo.

jemina said...

Darling, you know that I LOVE Mom jeans too, and Oh my, your Mom jeans sure don't look like Mom jeans at all, they look so fabulous, I would definitely rock those jeans, LOVE em, and you ROCK!!!

Love always,
XOXO
J

the Citizen Rosebud said...

YOU are kind, my dear friend.

Zabrinah said...

Hehe. I love your story behind these jeans!!!!!!

And I adore them on you! You're really working it. I love your poses!

:)

~Zabrinah

RETRO REVA said...

Hi, sweetie :)
Here is my e-mail address:
retroreva@current.net
I sent you and e-mail, but it was sent back. It said there was no address under the address u gave me, so if you'd like, send me your address in an e-mail and I will re-send it :)
Thanks so much xxx,
Reva
I too have a similar pair that I cut the same way (DHH was wearing a pair one day ;)
if not too cold, I'm gonna wear them this weekend :)
Look forward to sharing more and learning more :)

Hanna said...

Lovely blog and I really like your top!

http://style-in-sight.blogspot.com/

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Reva: just sent ya an email. xo.
Thanks Hanna!

Heather Fonseca said...

I feel your pain with jeans. It took me years, YEARS, before I finally found a pair that I liked on me. They are, and continue to be, bell bottoms, or some version of bell bottoms. To this day I have not found a pair of wide leg jeans that look good on me. I did find a pair of skinny jeans that look OK, but I'm still critical.

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Heather, I love skinny jeans but for some reason skinny jeans that go above my muffin top always cost 200 bucks, and the 20 dollar ones I can afford a tooooo low for decency.

Maybe that's why I prefer dresses.

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