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Thoughtful Style: Barrel Jeans and Beret

Barrel Jeans and a Beret I bought these barrel jeans somewhat impulsively after seeing “balloon jeans” on several bloggers. If you haven’t heard about the trend, several companies – including Madewell, Levi’s, and Agolde – have come out with a style of denim that fits closely at the waist, then curves outward through the thigh …

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Everlane Way-High Jean Review – On a Size 30

Everlane Way-High Jean Review in a Size 30 Everlane recently released their Way-High Jeans with their typical “this changes everything” advertising flourish. Boasting a 12 1/8″ rise, the Way-High Jean – both the straight leg and a skinny version – is certainly higher rise than Everlane’s other options, but they don’t break records. As I’ve …

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Sustainable Jeans for Curvy and Plus Sizes

Sustainable Jeans for Curvy and Plus Sizes Pear-proportioned people – often labeled “curvy” in today’s denim fits – have more than a 10″ difference between our waist and hip/butt measurements. It’s not about clothing size – you can be considered curvy whether you’re a size 4 or 34. Of course, even within today’s more accommodating …

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Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? Free Assembly Review + Discussion

Fair Trade Fashion at Walmart? When Whitney Bauck at Fashionista published an article on Walmart’s new fair trade and sustainable-ish line, Free Assembly, I’m pretty sure I made a shocked-emoji face 😲 Is it possible that there is fair trade fashion at Walmart? From Fashionista: Though Walmart positioned Free Assembly as its fashion-forward “timeless essentials” …

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Good Jeans Guide: 13 Truly Good Ethical Denim Brands (from $-$$$)

The Good Jeans Guide: Ethical and Sustainable Denim No matter one’s size or shape, denim occupies this weird space of being both highly desirable as a component of one’s wardrobe and hopelessly difficult to find in the right fit. Even the slightest variance in waist or hip proportion can throw off an otherwise good pair …

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