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Boots and Blue Jeans

Yesterday while I was lounging in bed, watching the Today Show, the news anchor declared “Mom jeans are back!”

Puzzled, and intrigued, I tuned in. Apparently a pair of jeans that are high-waisted and are not considered “skinny” are, in fact, mom jeans. And I actually happened to already own a few pairs!

Today I’m teaming up with ThredUP, that largest online consignment and thrift store, to show you how you too can style “mom” jeans, while also rocking denim on denim.


Mom jeans are a high-rise jean that hug your waist while also flattering your booty. The trick to styling these mom-approved jeans are to focus on accentuating the smallest part of your waist.

Pairing them with a crop top, a shorter tee or a tied button down like I wore is key.

This pair of dark wash jeans from ThredUP was a steal at less than $15! ThredUP offers second-hand clothing in almost every variety. It’s fun because you can shop by color, by style, by size and even by brand.

I paired these jeans with a lighter wash denim sleeveless button down, also from ThredUP. (& less than $20 too!)

How fun is that cutout back detail below?!

The denim on denim was just screaming for a pair of cowboy boots to complete the look. Most people wear their boots during the fall and rodeo season, but I like to wear mine all year long!

This pair from Tecovas is oh-so-comfortable and the leather feels like creamy butter. (In a good way!)

This Austin-based bootmaker also makes these in a darker brown and black, and I am crushing on all three!

Playing off of the Southwestern vibe, I paired my outfit with a bit of my favorite turquoise jewelry.

The earrings above were purchased from a little market just outside of the desert near Big Bend National Park. A little treasure in my jewelry box indeed!

top & jeans – ThredUP c/o // Crossbody Tecovas Jamie Boots c/o // Silver Cuff (only $15!)/ / Sunnies (Shop Ditto use code: LONESTARLOOKINGGLASS for first month free!)

Right now, if you sign up for ThredUP’s emails you can get 40% off of your first order! And when the clothing is already at such a great price point, this is kind of magical!

My favorite thing about ThredUP is that when you make a purchase, they will also send you a Clean Up Bag. You can use this bag to clean out your own closet, and instead of dropping it off at your local consignment shop, you just drop it in the mail! ThredUP will be in touch should they want to purchase anything, and you have the option of having the unpurchased items sent back to you or donated to a charity.

It’s definitely the easiest way to clean out your closet, in my opinion!

On another note, we’re halfway through the work week and it’s almost a 3 day weekend! Woot Woot! This upcoming weekend, Patrick and I have ZERO plans, and I’m pretty thrilled about it. Hope you all are up to something fun this weekend! And as always, thanks for stopping by the blog!

alice

photos by Lauren Beatty

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