|Cardigan & top: J.Crew, Jeans: Kim by Mike, Noisy may - find them in the US or the UK, |
Necklace: from Sayaka :), shoes: Anthro, crazy socks: 3-Coin Store in Japan
So, I have discovered the perfect boyfriend jeans - and that's not easy for someone with a curvelicious, long-leggedy body like mine. In the product photo, the model has these all rolled up and cuffed - hah, in my dreams! As you can see, these hit me right at the ankle - but then again, I love ankle jeans, so that's not what I'd call a problem. Anyway, I'd totally sworn off regular boyfriend jeans, and was wondering if maybe I could modify a pair of bootcut jeans into boyfriend jeans instead... because when you can't have something, i.e. when every pair of boyfriend jeans you've ever tried on makes you look big as a house, you find yourself really wanting a pair that magically fits you anyway - right?
What happened was, I discovered this blog, and this incredibly cool Norwegian blogger girl nick-named Mike who, while doing crazy amounts of other stuff, had also designed a pair of jeans for the Danish brand Vero Moda. The jeans are called Kim by Mike, and the more I read about them, the more I wanted to try a pair on. And maybe own them. If they fit me. Which I doubted, since you know, boyfriend jeans and all that. But not only did these jeans fit like a dream, I also tried on a different pair of Kim jeans by mistake, and they fit me too! So comfy that I didn't want to take them off! So it's like a whole new world of denim has opened up before me. Like, whoa.
You know what else is cool about these jeans? They come with a poem written by Mike printed on the inside of the left pocket, as well as some of the designs from her tattoos. The poem is in New Norwegian, which is a language I'm not exactly fond of because I was forced to learn it, but still. This poem is so lovely that I sat down and translated it. Here goes:
Live, a dream
See the beauty
Dare to be quiet
Feel all the good things
Let the heart love
Free as birds
Light as leaves.
And like I said, this poem is by Veronica Solheim, aka Mike, and you can find her gorgeous, inspiring blog here. Don't worry, I know it's in Norwegian but she usually sums up her posts in English at the very end.
And finally, have a close-up of my insane clown socks. I love them, of course - I bought them in Japan last year when we were running out of clean socks to wear. You might think they're a bit much, but I like to think of it as my feet having a sense of humour today...
(These jeans are a lot cheaper in the UK, by the way - whoops!)