One Year Later: What I’ve Learned in 12 Months of Denim Blogging

That’s right friends, I’ve been at the helm of Eat, Sleep, Denim for a year now! I can’t quite believe it, and I must say it’s a pretty amazing feeling! From the denim reviews to the trend hunting, visiting showrooms and road-testing new brands, it’s been one of the most sartorially educational years of my life. I am so grateful to have your ear (or more accurately, your eyes) as I explore the world of jeans. And chambray. And denim in general. I started to think last night about all the things I’ve learned since becoming the editor of ESD, and here are just a few:

  • Consistency in sizing does not exist. Every brand (and even different cuts within brands) are going to fit a little differently.
  • I’ll never look as good as I want to in wide leg jeans.
  • Printed denim is easier to wear than I ever thought.
  • Flare jeans make my legs look longer than skinny jeans.
  • I’ll probably wear skinny jeans forever, even if they go out of style.
  • I should wear heels more often.
  • Coated or waxed black denim is a perfect alternative to pricey leather pants.
  • The people who work in denim are some of the friendliest people in the fashion industry.
  • This was my favorite denim review – ever. (And I didn’t keep the jeans – can you believe it!?)
  • I need a new pair of sunglasses.
  • Lycra is the best thing that ever happened to denim.
  • There’s an art to cuffing and rolling your jeans.
  • Denim pencil skirts are something I really only love in theory.
  • I prefer jeans without enhancing pads in the back pockets.
  • White jeans are magic, and everyone should own a pair.
  • Every woman should own a denim or chambray shirt. They are more versatile than I ever thought possible.
  • Everything will have a comeback, even denim short overalls.

Thanks for such a wonderful year – here’s to all that’s to come!

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  1. August 15, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    yes to all of these! fantastic blog – i love seeing your posts on what i also wear basically every day. 🙂 keep it up!

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