The New Madewell Jeans You Need to Have

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It may not be spring quite yet, but Madewell just released new styles for the season. I would have tried a little harder to restrain myself, but with my trip to Palm Springs for Alt Summit next week, I felt there were a few things that would make my packing 1000 times easier.

Specifically? Jeans.

So many good options, but there were three pairs that, for me, are major must-haves!

10″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans in Hank Wash | If you haven’t switched over to higher waisted jeans, then what are you waiting for? I wanted a pair of lighter washed jeans and these are perfection. Zero fear of showing anything no one wants to see when bending over in these bad boys. Plus they make it look like you have legs for days!

9″ High-Rise Skinny Crop Jeans in Bruce Wash | Cuffing my skinny jeans has become almost second nature. I’m 5’4″ and if, like me, you aren’t tall enough to be a supermodel, then these cropped jeans are the answer to your prayers. I’m really hoping for more jeans this length.

Cali Demi-Boot Jeans in Pure White: Distressed Edition | I can’t tell you how many girls have walked into Madewell and asked about white distressed jeans. Well, they’re back! These are likely to be my most worn jeans throughout the spring and well into the summer.

Can’t wait to show you ways to wear each of these! What style jeans are you looking for this spring?


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diy destroyed jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple.

Destroyed jeans take a classic look to the next level.

They are also wicked expensive…and I’m broke.

That’s what makes diy so awesome!

Not only are they something fun to try, but that feeling of accomplishment afterwards, makes me feel like I can take on the world. And in these jeans, I can, now that I worked some diy magic on them.


I found (yes, found) a pair of Vigoss jeans that just happened to be my size. The only thing wrong with them is that they were missing the button.

DIY Destroyed Denim


I have distressed, ripped, and destroyed all kinds of denim in the past, but they never come out great. So I set my expectations low, by deeming my finds as practice jeans. But the results were far better than I could have hoped for!

Side note: Pay attention and don’t multitask when doing anything with a sharp blade. Sounds obvious, but I sliced my finger pretty badly and there was a lot of blood involved…No bueno!

denim + denim look

I have have always appreciated the denim on denim look. I wear it often, but never with a skirt. Until now!

I mean, used to rock mini denim skirts on the reg, but stopped when they started to feel like they were no longer age appropriate for me.


Then I found this H&M skirt that is just the right about of mini.


And the details! I’m a huge fan of distressed denim and  love to DIY, but it never comes out quite like this…


The second I saw it I knew that I wanted it. It’s just so…ME!  Casual yet chic, with just a bit of edge. With my J. Crew chambray button up shirt and Forever 21 ankle boots, perfection! I can’t wait to style this skirt again! What would you wear it with?