Cut: Cali demi boot
Hey denim lovers! Boy has it been foggy and damp and cold in the San Francisco area lately. So I was happy for this brief appearance of the sun for our photoshoot the other day.
These Madewell Cali demi boot cut jeans are a new style for me: they have just a hint of flare at the ankle, and are super-high waisted. Most of my high-waisted jeans are either skinny or bell-bottoms, so this is a refreshing silhouette. They are also kind of the ultimate mom jeans.
I tried on several other pairs of jeans at Madewell that I was hoping would work out, but my hip to ratio differential caused major gaping at the waist. These were the winners: no gap, they fit snugly and they’re comfortable.
I did have to go up a size (I usually take a 28 but these are 29), which was a slight injury to my pride (especially after recently losing weight) but I’m working through those emotions.
I like the “Donovan” wash of these jeans a lot. It’s not overly whiskered or too-contrived looking. The high-rise makes me feel like I’m wearing a comfortable girdle—i.e. I feel secure and sucked in. They’re not long-airplane-ride comfortable, but they are wear-to-work all day level.
And the length is perfect because they are technically cropped and I am short (5′ 4″), so they highlight the ankles and shoes nicely. Lastly, I’m into the back pockets because they are sufficiently large. I do not do small pockets on jeans—those are for ladies with a much smaller backside than myself 🙂