This year I needed to refresh my jeans, and set a goal for three pairs: one flared, one faded skinny that's actually skinny, and a lighter washed BF. Happily I think I've got all three sorted! I bought the JBrand Love Story flares which are at the tailor for hemming, faded skinnies from LOFT are on their way to me, and then these BF jeans here from the GAP. I ordered these in three sizes because I wasn't sure what I'd like: two at regular length (which hits just below my ankle on me), and on a whim, one in the tall in hopes that they'd fit full length. I liked the smaller of the shorter pair which fit like a very slim BF, but since these have no stretch I decided instead to go with these talls which are long enough to roll up to wear cuffed at full length. This is a look that slowly grew on me, and I'm giving it a test run today to see how I feel about it. So far so good

Since these are extra casual even for jeans (sunfaded wash + distressing + big and baggy), for today I decided to veer dressy with the rest of the outfit to counter that. My first thought was to pair with all black, but then I decided the wash was a perfect match with my floral pumps and swapped the whole look over to light instead. I wasn't sure if this giant silk-sleeved sweater would be too much volume, and it probably is, but I'm feeling JFE in it; added structure back in by pushing up the sleeves and semi-tucking into a rigid white belt. Extra sassy hair warranted big bold hoops, and I took a little '90s turn and chose plum lip gloss instead of something lighter. Faded denim calls for sequins (naturally) so I grabbed my gold sequin clutch to finish things off. Very happy with how this extra slouchy, half-casual half-dressy look turned out! I'm thinking these will be a fun alternative to my shorter and darker BF jeans.

Plus, as advertised, here are some better hair photos. I usually keep the stylist's styling a few days but I really wanted to get a feel for the cut so I re-washed and styled it how I usually do, much softer, wilder, and also bigger ^^ It shows off the rounded shape and choppy layers a lot more styled like this. I'm very happy with it, actually I like it much more today!

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