Posted on May 6, 2013
We’ve been getting some unusually warm weather here in Southern California lately, which has motivated an emergency shopping spree for coconut water and shorts. These are Hudson Jeans Libertine Boyfriend Short in Anti-Establishment.
I feel like every summer, I’m on a mission to find those perfect shorts. I feel like most of the ones I see are either too short or too long or too tight or simply just not very flattering on me. What I love about these shorts, aside from the extreme comfort, is that they fit nice and loose. They’re considered boyfriend shorts, so they’re on the more relaxed side. I’d say these run slightly large, but they’re meant to be loose. I actually went up one size because I really wanted to emphasize the relaxed look. And since they fit looser, they rest more on my hips, giving me a slightly longer inseam. The inseam on these shorts is 3 inches (minus the fray), which is such a perfect length in my opinion. Although I love the look of short shorts, I feel super self-conscious in them. But these expose enough of the legs without feeling overly exposed.
The color is called Anti-Establishment which is a lighter blue with distress throughout the front part of the shorts. Under the holes and distress is a UK Union Jack Flag that peaks through the holes (which represents Hudson Jeans’ mantra of “born in California, but rooted in London”). The style is a classic five pocket with a button fly with gold buttons. I’ve already worn these shorts a ton. Although there’s a lot of distress, they actually look really cute with a dressier top and sandals as well as a casual tee and boots. They’re really versatile shorts as long as they’re paired correctly.
The rise is 9 ½ inches, which feel lower on me because I went up in size. Made of 98% cotton and 2% elastan, these have some stretch to them. And they will stretch out a bit more after some wear. The leg opening is 24 inches with a frayed hem.
Washing instructions are: Turn inside out, hand wash cold, hang dry, no iron.
Buy Hudson Jeans Libertine Boyfriend Short in Anti-Establishment at Revolve Clothing.
Posted on April 26, 2013
This new brand, Anine Bing, has taken the fashion world by storm. They have such cool wearable pieces. I’m a huge fan of the line, and I’m so excited to be previewing a pair of their much coveted jeans. I was so excited when more stores recently started carrying the line. These are Anine Bing Double Zipper Skinny Jeans.
When I wear skinny jeans, I oftentimes forfeit comfort for the flattering skinny fit. But these jeans are super flattering skinny jeans while not comprising any comfort. The soft stretch material in the denim makes these so easily wearable all day long. Made of 98% cotton and 2% elastane, there is a lot of elasticity to the jeans which contours the body, but they stay true to their fit without stretching out much with wear. I’d say these run pretty true to size.
The color is called Grey which is a medium to dark charcoal grey with fading throughout. The inseam is a little longer on these with a 32 inch inseam. I love when there are little details on jeans that sets them apart from others. For these, it’s the wide hem which is an inch thick. There’s also zipper details along both front pockets (see photo below). These jeans are tight throughout with a 9 ½ inch leg opening. But there’s a 7 ½ inch outer side zipper for easier leg access. I’ve seen these jeans worn with the side zippers worn slightly open giving them a small flare, which also looks great. It’s also a nice alternative if the jeans are a little long for you.
The rear pockets are plain with Anine Bing’s signature black leather patch label on the right side of the waistband. The hardware is pewter color, and the rise measurement is 7 inches.
Washing instructions are: Wash cold (40 degrees) with similar colors inside out, all zippers must be closed; tumble dry low, medium iron.
These sell out fast, so pre-order your ANINE BING Skinny Double Zipper Skinny in Grey while you can at Revolve Clothing.