New Mom Style :: In Pursuit of the Perfect Jeans

October 29, 2015


Madewell_1Madewell High Rise Skinny Jean in Dayton Wash (tall) || Anthropologie Slubbed Scoop Tee ||
Tieks Flats in Camel || Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant 

I feel like I’ve been in pursuit of the perfect pair of jeans for as long as I can remember. A few things I’ve found true (for me) along the way…

1. Gap and Banana Republic jeans are deceptive. They feel great in the store and fit wonderfully, but they start to sag and do funny things after even the tiniest bit of wear.

2. Low rise jeans are not a momma’s friend. You always end up yanking them up to avoid looking indecent. And it’s hard to chase after a baby when you’re focused on not showing your behind to everyone.

3. Expensive jeans are (almost) always worth the high price tag.

4. A good pair of jeans should hold their shape for multiple wears before washing and shouldn’t leave you itching to take them off at the end of the day. You should actually enjoy wearing them!

5. Size doesn’t matter. Find a pair that fits, regardless of what number is on the label.

That said, I’ve been having a hard time finding a great pair for a little while now. Okay, a long while. I used to be head-over-heels about J. Crew’s Matchstick jeans, but they went and changed them on me and there’s something that just isn’t quite right anymore.

I had heard a lot of buzz about Madewell’s denim and finally bit the bullet and gave them a try. Since we don’t have a Madewell nearby, I ordered four pairs online and tried them on at home. Madewell offers free shipping both ways, so it was a no-risk proposition.

You guys? These jeans are amazing! I went with the 9′ High Riser Skinny Jean in Dayton and couldn’t be more thrilled. I ended up having to buy them in tall because they were a tad on the short side, but once I found the right size and fit it was a perfect match. They have just a tiny bit of stretch, hold their shape for multiple wears and are SO incredibly comfortable. I’m pretty sure the high rise is just our modern version of the mom jean, but with a fit like this, I’m totally okay with that.

*I was in no way paid to write this review. I simply love these jeans and thought others might be looking for a great pair, too! 

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  • Reply Rachel October 29, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    These jeans are really cute AND look amazing on you!

    • Reply Rachel October 29, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      P.S. Where is your rug from, it’s so cute!

      • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

        It’s from Crate & Barrel

  • Reply Ami Kochendorfer October 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    How tall are you? Just curious on length for myself if I order them. 🙂 Thanks!!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      I’m just a little taller than 5’9!

  • Reply Kelsey LaValle October 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    I have been looking for some non-mom jeans too now that I’m not pregnant anymore. I’ve heard awesome things about Madewell jeans, but I’m waiting till I’m closer to pre-pregnancy weight since they are more than I’m used to spending.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Absolutely! They are wonderful but certainly a little pricey. Worth waiting until you settle back into your normal (or new-normal) size! 🙂

  • Reply Shanna October 29, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    That’s so funny because I literally just bought a pair of Madwell jeans, in the high rise, and once I tried them on, I told Tim I had no idea Mom jeans would feel so good. ahahaha! we’re so lucky they’re in style now. good time to be a mom, I guess. : )

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      Great minds, friend! They are SO wonderful, aren’t they? I love wearing them!

  • Reply Rebekah Netten October 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Those are super cute jeans! I may have to buy a pair as I’m on the hunt for a new pair of skinny jeans.

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Oh you need to check out Madewell! I can’t vouch for their other styles, but this one is great!

  • Reply ali grace | cookies and grace October 29, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    They look great on you! I keep wanting to try Madewell denim… thinking about putting them on my Christmas wish list. Love these!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Thanks, Ali! They are certainly Christmas-list worthy. I’m thinking I’m putting a pair on my list, too!

  • Reply XO Kerry November 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Great jeans! I’ve had such a hard time with denim since Parker was born. I’m definitely going to check these out!

    • Reply MadisonMayberry November 3, 2015 at 1:50 pm

      Oh please do! They are so dang comfortable and flattering. A must for every mom!

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