A Walk on the Wild Side
I know that a story seems to come with every pair of jeans I write about – but honestly, that is because I am personally involved with every denim purchase I make. I mean, personal in the way that every pair of denim I buy has the potential to transform, or at the very least enhance my life in some way or another. That being said, my most recent purchase was no different.
First, let me pose a question: What does a girl do who is jonesing for a new denim discovery but who is under a self-imposed financial restriction to NOT shop? (Even though my shopping ultimatums are kinda like a government bill – under constant revision and with sufficient amounts of pork!). Of course the answer, for me anyway, was to head directly to a site where I was saving a credit for use in just such an emergency. Once there, trying to maintain some semblance of restraint, I headed straight for the sale section.
I suppose before I continue it is necessary to point out that just as our DD has expressed, embellishments on denim are not what usually attracts me – I tend to like clean and simple. So, imagine my surprise when I found myself continuing to come back to one particular selection:
Genetic Davis Slouchy Cigarette Jeans …. Fade with Studs.
Yep, that’s right, studs, and lots of ‘em.
Now, for those of you that are unaware, a section of my youth was dedicated to the Rock & Roll scene in Los Angeles – fronting a rock band, etc – where studs were, well, inevitable, necessary, and possibly required. But, that was a few (ok, quite a few) years and two kids ago. So why now?? Well, I am not sure; but, they called to me and I answered.
Will my husband look at me strangely when I wear them?
Will I plead “mid-life crisis” when friends question my choice?
Will I enthusiastically sport them when the mood strikes me?
…and I hope I can still Rock them!!
* Notes on sizing. Since JP just did an awesome Genetic Denim review, I will stick to the issues of sizing on this particular cut. After a lengthy consult with a very helpful salesperson, I decided to go down one size from my true size. Honestly, if you wanted the really baggy look, true size would probably be perfect. But, I prefer a medium baggy look. Also, my experience with Genetic Denim tells me that they will stretch out with wear.
If you want to check out some different washes in the Genetic Davis at awesome prices ($49 to $69!!), check out this sale on Free People!
But – do NOT listen to their sizing advice to size UP one size!!! (not sure what’s up with that!)