A Madewell Convert

Best Black Jeans Ever

You know that thing where people rave about an item and you finally try it and are like, “Who knew? This thing is awesome?” (Everyone knew. That’s who).

That would be these Madewell jeans for me.

I didn’t actually own a single item of clothing from Madewell before this, despite how wildly popular they are (they’re owned by the same parent company as J.Crew, which I love – probably 1/4 of my wardrobe is from there, so you’d think I’d have looked into it more, but alas, I was too busy doing other important things like reading chick lit or making cookies).

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of black jeans for ages, since my last pair finally just gave up the ghost, and when this pair popped up on ThredUp, I put them in my cart as fast as I could.

Of course, my hopes were low, since this was about the fifth pair of black jeans I’d ordered, but the moment I tried them on, it was like the heavens opened and angels sang.

You know, assuming angels care at all about jeans.

These jeans are amazing. Also, I went up one size from what I would have expected (because that’s what size showed up on ThredUp) and they fit like a dream.

Now I know why everyone raves about their Madewell jeans, and that’s why I ordered a pair of white jeans from them last night. Crossing my fingers that they fulfill all my wildest hopes and dreams, which, apparently, are about white jeans. In those dreams, I also obviously have children who will never ever touch my pristine white pants with their sticky little fingers.

I finally feel like I have a solid jean collection (that would be three whole pairs of jeans that I really truly love) and then five seconds later, I realized that summer is coming right up and I should probably stop buying jeans and start buying shorts.

But I don’t want to think about that yet.

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  • Reply Ash March 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Madewell jeans really are the best. A few years ago we were in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is where the main shipping/inventory center for J.Crew Factory is, and we visited this massive J.Crew outlet store with tons and tons of clearance, and I got a $150 pair of Madewell jeans for $17. I'm still amazed at how good they look, especially compared to all my cheapie pairs. (And don't even get me started on shorts weather. You know how Texas is. 🙁

  • Reply Grace Haynes March 2, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    I love Madewell, too. Don't have any jeans from them (yet!) but my favorite gold stud earrings are from Madewell.

  • Reply Feisty Harriet March 2, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I haven't worn jeans on the regular for years (no-jeans-allowed office environment will do that to ya), and I feel like I'm completely out of the loop on where to find ones that I love. My biggest issue is length, I prefer a 35" inseam and that is pretty tough to find (I can do 34" in a skinny jean, but it still feels like my ankles are showing, which I hate…and now that I'm staring at 6 months of 100+ degree weather I should maybe rethink the ankle situation…)


  • Reply Ashley March 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I've never tried Madewell jeans…I'm guessing I should?!?! PS. LOVE this pic!!

  • Reply Paige March 2, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    I got a pair of floral printed jeans from Twice last year and I really didn't like them on me! Maybe I just need to find another cut or something though, because they look awesome on you. Also really jealous of your handstand skills.

  • Reply The Haws Family March 2, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    When you do start looking for shorts, let me in on your secrets. I love your style, but I live in Miami, so I've worn jeans maybe four times in the past four months. It gets to the point that I just start wearing skirts because finding shorts is just too hard.

  • Reply Abby March 2, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    This was hilarious (in a good way)! Who knew reading about jeans could make me laugh.

  • Reply Monica Packer March 2, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    I recently purchased my first items from Madewell (40% off clearance only items), and I must say I agree–I LOVE that brand. They are on my list for spending my birthday money (which I hope is coming), only four months to go!

  • Reply Kait Waters March 3, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Oh, you might be my new favorite person. I found a beautiful pair of silk blue paisley print Theory pants on ThredUp for $60 less than anywhere I could find them online. Free returns really sealed the deal, too. Thanks for the promo credit! 😀 You made a new ThredUp customer out of me.

  • Reply Hannah Smith March 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    You look SO HAPPY in this picture!

  • Reply Jodi March 5, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I am impressed you are brave enough to get white pants! I love white pants, but I know they would makw me ocd. I too realized I have to focus on summer clothes!

  • Reply Sbjp March 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    So do you think they are true to size or go up a size?

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