You guys, I’m baaaaackkkkkk… I disappeared over the holidays because I was shopping for presents and drinking punch and throwing my 10th annual holiday party, and well, time got away from me. Plus it’s not a good idea to drink and blog, things get weird. I am so sorry friends! I still love you. But in the last few weeks, I’ve changed, and I have to tell you now, I’ve fallen in love with someone else… Madewell jeans.
I already had two pairs, but over the holidays I ended up in Madewell like three times (why three times? who knows?) and just LOVED every pair I tried on, so I did a full investigation, and it turns out their jeans are BOMB. Their sizes also run slightly big (I sized down size on most pairs), which makes me feel amazing about eating friend chicken for dinner last night… I mean, kale, I had only kale for dinner.
To sweeten the denim deal, they have this program for recycling your old denim into a $20 discount for you: You bring in your old jeans to any Madewell store. Madewell gives you $20 off a new pair FOR EACH PAIR YOU BRING IN. You read that right, you bring in four pairs, you get a four IOUs for $20 off of each pair of jeans. And since it’s a little coupon card, you don’t have to use it right away. Pop in your wallet until you are ready to replace and old pair. Madewell then ships your old jeans off to Blue Jeans Go Green™ to recycle into housing insulation. Everybody wins! You can read more about the program here: Madewell Do Well. (Let’s all just admit we have a couple pairs in the back of the closet that we’re holding on to, “just in cases”.)
Long story short, I popped into Madewell on Sunday to use my last coupon card before it expired (was good for a full year!), picked up this pair of dreamy denim 9″ high rise skinny, ($135 or $115 after trade-in). I am obsessed. Ps check out my insta for even more fun stuff: @thechampagnechic
Four other solid Madewell options (you’ll see all of these on the blog at some point):
- 9″ skinny in black, (on me) ($128, or $108 after trade-in)
- 10″ high rise with chewed hem, ($135 or $115 after trade-in)
- 9″ high rise dark grey ripped, ($128, or $108 after trade-in)
- Cali-denim with raw hem, (ON SALE $90, $70 after trade-in,), few more sizes available at Nordstrom here.
Once I tried to even pull off a pair of their overalls, but my husband laughed so hard when I did a “fashion show” I couldn’t keep them. He was probably right, I looked 12. Sigh.