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Mother Denim Try-On with Shopbop.

By: Jen Shoop

This post is sponsored by Shopbop.

I had planned to publish this post next week but realized that the two pairs of jeans I am trying on from Mother Denim are part of the tiered sale that is ending today and wanted to expedite in case you want to snag at a discount! I’d never tried a pair of Mother jeans before, but two different Magpies had written to me recently raving about some of their denim and especially the Hustler jeans. I was not disappointed. These two pairs of jeans are excellent for fellow petites (both are cropped/ankle length, so require no tailoring for us shorties), and I found them both flattering, comfortable (the Hustler jeans are airplane level comfy), and highly versatile.

I’m wearing the Hustler Ankle Fray jeans here in my true size and they fit perfectly. One thing I realized I really like about this silhouette is that they can be worn with flats/sneakers, Ugg ultra-minis (had some requests for photos of them in action), or tucked into tall boots. (Has anyone else been struggling with finding pants for taller boots now that so many of the styles are baggier / wider fit?)

I’m wearing immediately below with this Sea blouse, this reversible Veronica Beard puffer, and my beloved Grace APC bag, all of which were added to the sale in the past day or so. My earrings are Brinker and Eliza but already sold out from the sale — these are by the same brand and very similar. I finished with my Schutz Arissas — not part of the sale, but under $100 and so good. I own in two colors.

I’m showing below finished with my Ugg ultra-minis and tucked into my suede boots. Truly a versatile jean. I love the dark wash! In the photos below, I’m wearing my beloved Leset pointelle tee (not on sale, but fully restocked, and the long-sleeved version of my fav Kelly ribbed tee by the same brand is! Wish I’d gotten before it sold out in my size!)

Also — the red side of this coat is SO fun. Great way to nail the “pop of red” trend without needing to fully invest in a red coat (as it’s reversible!)

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The second pair I tried, the Rambler Zip, took me by surprise. I hadn’t loved the way they looked in the online photo but they look so different IRL and I’m so glad I tested! These are such a cool, almost trouser-like fit — they feel polished, grown-up, and have a flattering high rise. They’re also available in a washed black color I like. I again took my true size and they fit me like a charm. These are meant to hit at ankle but are full-length on me (I’m 5’0). I kind of loved dressing them with up and down elements — casual Onitsuka Tigers and Leset pointelle tee, finished with a polished blazer (exact style sold out, similar, from the same brand, here).

Strongly rec both of these jeans for my fellow petites, and have a hunch they’d work on taller Magpies — just to different (more cropped) effect.

Also wanted to mention, while on the subject of denim, that my most popular item from the Shopbop sale this week has been these SLVRLAKE jeans. Closer runners-up: this blouse and this Jenni Kayne sweater.

P.S. All of my Shopbop hearts here.

P.P.S. How do you make a big life decision?

P.P.P.S. I visited Georgetown this week and was reminded of all of the things I wrote about that native geography in this post.

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2 thoughts on “Mother Denim Try-On with Shopbop.

  1. As a fellow petite, I love the hustler and the insider – which is a scaled down version of the hustler. Have them in many washes. Also check out Anthro – they have a line of Mother jeans in petite sizes!

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