The last day of my Week of Denim is a Friday, obviously, and I really think it calls for a great pair of vintage boyfriend jeans. Like most girls, I’m kind of always on the hunt for amazing jeans…even though I have a lot of pairs that I love. I rarely find new pairs that can rival what’s already in my closet, but occasionally the stars align and it happens. When it comes to boyfriend jeans, the best pairs I’ve ever found are from Gap. Weird, right? I mean the best two pairs I’ve ever owned cost less than $20 each. I mean, of all the expensive pairs of jeans I own, those Gap ones are just as great. I even had someone once ask me if my jeans were Current/Elliott (which I love), and I was like, um, no these actually were on sale for $15 at Gap. I’m pretty sure I saw a cloud of dust she ran outta there immediately in the direction of the store.
Regardless of all my amazing pairs, I have been wanting a pair of true vintage Levi’s. The kind I always see on Instagram that are that perfect light wash and are hand distressed…the holy grail of vintage boyfriend jeans. They are super hard to find around where I live because there’s just not that many places to get great vintage here. On my recent trip to Venice (California, not Italy!), I found them! I was headed towards a vintage clothing shop that had great reviews on Yelp, when I happened upon another one on the way. I had to pop in because it looked interesting. It was way better than interesting. I’m pretty sure that this was the best selection and prices of vintage clothes that I’ve ever seen. Vintage graphic tees for days, vintage dresses, and JEANS. I cannot wait to get back in there. It’s a place called Gotta Have It, and you gotta go there. It was the first of three vintage stores I went to there, but next time I go, I’m planning on stocking up there on shirts and jeans. Needless to say, this is where I found my vintage Levi’s for less than $50. Score!!
Excuse the blinding sliver of midriff that escaped in this photo. Obviously Edward Cullen has nothing on my midsection these days.
Oh, and ps, that’s my awesome new necklace from Mountain Soul Jewelry hiding in that second picture. :)
The thing about boyfriend jeans is that they’re kind of the anti-jean. They’re the comfy pair that doesn’t make you have to suck in your gut or gear up for squeezing into them. They’re the pajama pant of jeans. And once I feel a little thinner, I’ll probably just wear a white tank with them and feel like I’m channeling Jennifer Aniston’s cool easy vibe.
I’m going to go put on my new jeans and feel super cool now. Happy Friday!