Happy blog-iversary to us..that's right, one year ago we sat down behind the laptops and started typing. We weren't sure what we'd write about, and were pretty sure we'd be writing to each other only but funny things happen and readership has blossomed, our facebook fanpage is growing and our little blog that could, DID! You made it happen mamas, and we can't thank YOU enough! And we can't wait to see where the future takes all of us..
In the meantime we are busy, busy, busy working on a little HUGE fashion show that is coming up very soon, so we thought we'd recap some of our "older" works so you newbies out there could get a taste of what we were like back in the day. Like one whole year ago, back in the day.
Enjoy, and bring on the cake...
love, love, love all of you haute mamas! Kate, Kimberly and Christina
originally post 4/2010
Hello Haute Mamas,
A wise friend pulled me aside one day and sat me down. I had no idea what she was about to tell me. Her eyes looked so serious and I thought I saw sweat beading up on her face. I could sense that whatever she was about to tell me it was of the utmost importance to her. She said, " It pains me to see you with saggy bum jeans on!" "Look at me, have you ever seen a saggy bum on me?" I thought to myself Hmmm did she really just say that to me and yes she always looks amazing in her jeans. "Okay" I said "you are right what is your secret!" She told me designer jeans..... she went on to tell me the price and after she revived me with smelling salts I agreed to go with her to try a few pairs on.
Ever since then I bypass the Costco jeans, the Target Jeans, the Old Navy Jeans... and I invest in two pairs of Designer Jeans. Paige Jeans are my favorite!!
I have some curves on me and her woman's jeans fit like a glove. They suck my bottom in and up and they never sag!!! I looovvvveeeee them!!!! When I wear them I feel like a million bucks!! God forbid in the event of a fire... I will save the jeans!!! You can find these jeans to try on at any department store that carry's high end designers. Everyone's body is different so take your time and learn what designer fits you best. They are truly an investment. I know here in Massachusetts we haveNordstrom's, Bloomingdale's and Lord and Taylor. Once you know what designer's and styles fit your body the best, you can find great deals on Ebay, outlet stores and also take advantage of department store and boutique sales! I own a light wash for days and a dark wash for evenings!! Ahhhh the joys of Denim bliss!! By the way that friend was Christina.... and I got the lecture after my fourth child!! Hey, that is what BFF's are for!!
Love to all,
It's Kate! I was kind of hoping Kim would say it was me who enlightened her, alas..
Christina really is the first know it all among us.
Regarding jeans. Yes. You cannot go wrong with investing in a good pair of jeans. Spend your money on a rockin pair and you will never ever regret it. Where Kim and I differ, however, is that I think you can find that awesome pair of jeans at a store like Old Navy or Gap, you just have to look and be prepared to try, try, try them on. Try them alllll on.
First off, realize you are not the size you want to be, you are the size you are. That being said, if there's a fair amount of lycra (let us bow down and thank the heavens for Mr. Lycra the inventor of greatest fabric ever..moment of silence over), IF there is lycra involved in your denim, and honey there should be, let's get a size down.
Think about it..you know how those little leggings look so small, yet they somehow manage to cover up our entire bottom half?
The magic of lycra.
Like how your stomache looks flat but fills up with an 8 lb baby and then stretches bac.....well. You know what..let's not go there yet on our first date.
Jeans weren't meant to be washed daily. Get over it. I wash my hands a thousand and two times a day, and wash my jeans like never. Jeans with lycra conform to your body over time. They stretch out like a cat, and get all comfy and happy. Wash them and they shrink up and get all catty + tight again. Which sounds better? Febreeze them, throw them in the dryer for a few minutes, hang them..you will survive. It'll be our little secret you're wearing dirty jeans. And when someone comes up and compliments you on your butt, you can thank ME!
So I am a size 27/28 or a 4 (unless I don't stop eating this Easter candy).
Some of my favorites are:
Juicy Couture Cali fit. I call these my "mom jeans". Super duper comfy. Must be made of lycra and not much else. Flattering and no muffin top (holla!)
Paige Premium Denim Hollywood Hills. Girlfriend when I tell you the compliments I get on my be. Hind. That's all I'm sayin'. and it comes from other women, so you know it's actually legitamite.
who says you can't rock $15.00 jeans? Throw out that theory because I'm here to tell you, you can and you will.
Cannot. Tell. You. Of. My. Love. Bought these babies on sale, and they are my go to's. Jeans fill my closet and I go to these almost daily. Did someone say skinny's are going out? I can't see it happening. Whether tucked into my equestrian boots or with thong sandals I turn to these old friends more than you know. One downfall..not a ton of lycra. Stick with normal size. But do try the long version.
and that my friends is the story of why denim and kate will be BFF