Denim Snob

Did you know I’m a denim snob?

That’s right, I will gladly spend over $200 on jeans because THEY WILL LAST! That’s not to say all of my jeans are designer (not a millionaire), but when I need a good pair of a dark wash jeans, you better believe I will splurge. Now, a lot of you may think I am crazy and think it is a waste of money, but just as an example, I have a pair of Hudson Jeans I have had for over 4 years and they look brand new. It’s also a great way to keep yourself accountable, because no one wants to outgrow an expensive pair of pants!

So with denim on my mind, I want introduce to you all to one of my favorite new stores in the area called, Twigs. They have a location in Madison, Wisconsin, and now I have one closer to home at the Corners of Brookfield. They are a high end boutique which offers a huge collection of denim and name brand items you can’t get your hands on anywhere else! I had the honor of meeting Jen and Van (owners) at a fashion corner event at their store last month. I. Fell. In. Love. Not only with the clothes they carry in the boutique, but with them as people. I was thrilled to hear about how they got started, how Jen knows Tory Burch personally and amazing stories about their lives in New York. They are genuinely two of the most amazing people I have ever met. I’m not even saying that because they gave me copious amounts of Prosecco at the event! What I took from the denim days event was that all jeans are not created equally and how most are mass produced and quite frankly, shitty quality. The shopping monster has been fueled!

Okay, so you may be asking yourself, why is she even talking about denim when she’s not even wearing jeans in the photos…. Well, at the last event I picked up a pair of Mother white jeans, as seen in this post, and soon enough I was back in the boutique for more of the brand! I tried on this black Mother denim skirt and it literally felt like I was wearing velvet. I knew the splurge would be worth it because I do not love to wear jean shorts… Do they annoy and not fit anyone else!?

What is your jean mentality?

Riva.

 

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Photos by GE Creative LLC

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Blazer – exact | Top – exact, Diane Von Furstenberg, Twigs | Necklace – Celine (Switch) |Sunglasses – exact | Skirt – exact, Mother, Twigs | Shoes – exact

As most of you know, today is Denim Day… If you are unfamiliar with the meaning of the day, I stole this description from the official Denim Day website:

“For the past 19 years, Peace Over Violence has run its Denim Day campaign on a Wednesday in April in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month. The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim. Peace Over Violence developed the Denim Day campaign in response to this case and the activism surrounding it. Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault. This year’s Denim Day is April 25, 2018”.

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*This post was in collaboration with Twigs, my new favorite boutique. Please support my favorite store and check out their Brookfield location!*

This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. I totally agree with spending money on good denim. I have a pair of AGs that I bought at the Anniversary Sale 5 years ago that I still wear everyday and look good as new. I’ve never heard of these before! I’ll have to try them! Thanks for the tip!

    ~Stacy | http://www.stacyssavings.com

    1. I have heard great things about AG but haven’t had a pair yet. Def on my list! Thanks for reading Stacy!

  2. I am right there with you on your jeans mentality! Quality over quantity when it comes to jeans. Ooh! I’m excited Twigs has a Madison location too! I’ll be there in a couple weeks and will have to check them out.

    1. Ohhh, you have to stop by! It’s seriously one of my favorites and it is sooo clean and chic on the inside! Have fun!

  3. Love, love, love all things denim and you’re right, they do last! You can dress denim up or down and it always works.

  4. I struggle so much with jeans. My weight tends to fluctuate due to medication, so I am wary to spend too much! I think I might have to make an investment, though!

    1. Well, that is something you cannot control so I know what you mean! Maybe a boyfriend style where the weight doesn’t dictate the fit as much? Thanks for reading!

  5. Love these looks! I have been looking for an investment pair of jeans – these might just be what I need!

  6. Totally agree! I don’t wear denim very often but if I do it’s usually a better quality brand like Mother. I’m not in Madison very often but if I make it that way I will have to check out Twigs. – Stephanie | http://www.theborrowedbabes.com

    1. I had never heard of the brand, but now I am hooked! They also have an online shop too! Thanks for reading Stephanie!

  7. i have to check this store. I wear dresses all the time and find it hard to wear jeans. I haven’t found jeans that i can truly say i love. Thank you for sharing this Riva.

    1. They can definitely find a pair that will be a good fit for you! If not, they have dresses too 😉 Thanks Mei!

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