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The Jean Edit

When it comes to trends, I’m not always on board and as a curvy girl, my body isn’t always on board either. One trend that I fully embrace, however, is the high-rise jean. I’m so happy it’s made a comeback!

I’m a jeans girl. I wear them pretty much every day. I dress them up for work, I live in them during busy weekends. But let’s face it, for some of us, jean shopping isn’t always fun. For me, it was a reminder that I needed to lose another 10 pounds, that I needed to do a bazillion crunches every night so my midsection would stay flat. But it isn’t flat, my soft skin is a reminder of the two beautiful boys I have, and I’ve lost and gained those ten pounds many times over the years. And despite working out four to five days a week, my body will always be curvy and finding a pair of jeans that I can love and wear NOW is everything.

This is a post for that girl that struggles to find the right pair of jeans, especially if you’ve got curves. Whether you’re a size 4 or a size 14, I’ve found some jeans I love and wanted to share with you which they are and why I love them.

Good American

I tried on these jeans not knowing the brand, definitely not knowing the price. Up to this point, my jean collection consisted of Target jeans (which are great), but the Nordstrom stylist included them in the pile and I tried them on and I think I actually gasped out loud. They fit me. As in, they REALLY FIT ME. And they looked good. I FELT good in them. They hugged my curves in the right way, they were high rise so they kept things in and tight in that midsection area. They were cool… my first pair was distressed and I was ready to wear them out I was THAT excited. Then, honestly, I looked at the price and began to put them back. At an average cost of about $150 to $160 per pair, I balked, but in a moment of WTF, I got them.

I fell in love, they were comfy and stretched with me throughout the day. They didn’t gap at the waistline, the hem is truly skinny (which looks so good with shoes) and they made me feel sexy. They felt like magical jeans. And so it was a lot easier to buy a second pair, and a third, and so on. I felt like they were an investment in me, in how I looked and best of all, they gave me a jolt of confidence.

These are my top recommendation and I urge you to give them a go. I’ve read that they recommend going down a size, but I’ve found that sticking to my normal size has worked. Sizes range from 00 to 24 and if they don’t fit, returns and exchanges are super easy.

Here are some of my faves (click the images to shop):



Before Good American, these were my fave. They are high waisted and fit really well, very flattering. The only thing is that the leg opening is a little wider even in the skinny jeans and I prefer a tighter ankle opening because it looks better with shoes, but now they have some skinny ankle jeans, which may make it all moot. They also don’t have a range of distressed denim. Other than that, these are fantastic too. I do tend to go down a size with these as they stretch with wear.



Target is my happy place. You can find anything and everything there and the clothes continue to get better, especially with brands like Who What Wear.  So it’s no surprise the jeans are also great. While they don’t have the no-gap fit of Good American, their options are on trend and they fit really well, perfect for when you’re on a budget. I opt for Mossimo high-waisted jeans.


If you have any questions on any of these jeans, feel free to email me at or send me a message through social media! If you end up grabbing a pair, tag me in any pics or let me know how much you love them!

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