hit ‘em high

On April 7, 2014 by theseventhsphinx

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I hit ‘em high, hit ‘em high, hit ‘em high

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Hooooops.

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These are incredibly comfortable jeans. Pseudo-jean legging things. I don’t uniformly love a high waist (not every time, not in every context), but I really like these. At one point I was going on about back pockets and proportions, and these pockets are, to me, a great size. (I also really like these jeans pocket-wise, the pockets of which are even more square). Larger back pockets, if anything, make my ass look bigger, more generous—as does a high waist—, which I like. Small back pockets do not make it look any smaller (no one is fooled by this ploy), which I don’t want anyway*, and they look immature and useless besides.

*I want it to look…not small. Like, a handful. I have no time for jeans that are not on board with this goal.

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Express Stella high waist leggings, Eric Michael boots, Urban Outfitters plaid shirt, Banana Republic trench (thrifted), necklace via asos, J Crew belt, Mulberry bag (thrifted), Fossil watch. On the lips: Milani lipstick in Naturally Pink, much blotted and with Smith’s Rosebud Salve over top. On the cheeks: Michael Kors bronzer and Tom Ford blush in Love Lust, which will tell you about soon. It’s gorgeous, just a bit more muted/sophisticated than the (otherwise very similar) Japonesque blush I like so much.

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I’ve been wearing my hair down more, too. Not as inconvenient as I was remembering. Hm. Don’t faces look totally different at 10′ vs 2′ away? The whole architecture of the face seems to change.

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p.s. I’m giving away one of these Designsix ‘love’ necklaces this week. Just leave a comment below to enter! Open internationally, winner will be chosen randomly next Monday 4/14/14 at 10pm EST and informed through disqus. Good luck!

  • Khanin Yu

    You look great with your hair down and it really suits the look of this outfit! I love a good structured shirt paired with denim, but having my hair up makes things a little too severe since then almost everything is ‘tucked in’. Also an excellent pop of color at the belt that is a little flash of the long-awaited springtime. I think belts work best to accentuate the high waist, they almost seem superfluous to me somehow…

    • theseventhsphinx

      I agree! I am often thinking about a balance of casual and severe, and typically don’t want to look too polished. And it’s true, I think the high waist would be just as pronounced without the belt. I rarely seem to wear a belt that is serving a true, traditional belt function, anyway. Just another chance to add a bit of decoration…

      • Khanin Yu

        Oops, I just noticed I left out the bit where I meant belts seem superfluous to me on low-waist denim… I do think high waists deserve that extra pop of definition a belt affords! At the other end of the spectrum, belting a low waist feels so bulky to me.

        • theseventhsphinx

          Ah, I’m with you re: the pop! Belts tend to be a case by case thing for me, though, and I always seem to be somehow changing my mind about them, or thinking better of them.

  • Sarah Blue

    Love this look, although not many of us can make jeggings look acceptable, lol!

    • theseventhsphinx

      :) Well, to each its own…

  • http://cookingwhims.wordpress.com Megan

    “Love” that necklace!!! And the rest of your ensemble! And the blog, too. :) :) :)

    • theseventhsphinx

      Thanks! Did Kathy tell you that I ate basically all the leftovers of that gorgeous lemon cake you made?

      • http://cookingwhims.wordpress.com Megan

        Yummmm!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the leftovers! (She did the majority of the work on the lemon one…I was working on the cheesecake!)

  • Molly Shaffer Parr

    What a pretty necklace.

    • theseventhsphinx

      That’s pretty much exactly what went through my head as I hit the ‘add to cart’ button.

  • http://www.nanigans.com/blog Juliana Casale

    Kathy sent me over from Facebook — I love your look! I need to invest in better jeans; mine aren’t nearly as flattering.

    • theseventhsphinx

      I don’t think they have to cost a lot, necessarily, but you DO have to try on a lot of different brands and styles to find what you like (and which brands are using patterns and cuts that work for you). Good luck!

    • theseventhsphinx

      Hi Juliana, you have won the necklace! Please e-mail me your address at theseventhsphinx(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll ship it out to you!

  • Courtney

    Great photos–love the pensive look on your face and the authenticity! I’m a big fan of prompt jewelry–to remind you of what’s important throughout the day!

    • theseventhsphinx

      Thank you! I find a lot of model faces in magazines ridiculous… I try not to emulate them in most cases.

  • jacki

    love the jeans. love the necklace. but mostly, love your hair!

    • theseventhsphinx

      ;)