Lookbook: Unskinny jeans

You all are used to seeing me in skinny jeans and I do prefer skinny jeans to “unskinny” jeans but I do actually own quite a few of them. I think maybe because of my shape and my height, skinny jeans are more flattering on me because when I get into the “baggier” jeans territory I can look really short and stumpy. These jeans are a bit more like trousers with the slight flare, cuffed bottoms and flap back pockets. For those of you who have asked, yes, I hem all my jeans and pants including ones like these, I just ask my tailor to cuff it exactly the same. That is the reason why I recommend everyone to find a good tailor. Clothes always look better when they are fit to you. If you are in Seattle, go to Hannah at City Custom Tailors, she has been tailoring my clothes for the past 4 years and has done an excellent job. I don’t know what I’d do without her. I even took my wedding dress to her and that says a lot! She is amazing. (Update: When I first wrote this I think a few of you thought that I meant that I thought these jeans were unflattering. I didn’t mean it that way. I do like these jeans on me. I just meant that wider leg jeans can be unflattering but with the right fit and the right tailoring, they can work just as well as skinny jeans.)

What I’m Wearing:
Cardigan: Express
Shirt: Forever 21
Jeans: Stephenson
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Insectika


I stopped shopping at Forever 21 for awhile. I just got bored of the stuff so I stopped looking at the website for awhile. I think it’s been about a good 6 months. So anyway, I was randomly surfing the internet and was in the mood to buy so checked into Forever 21 and found some cute stuff including this shirt. You can’t see it in this picture but it’s actually a bib necklace attached to the t-shirt so it looks like I’m wearing a separate necklace. It’s pretty cute I have to say!

I’m trying out new lipstick colors and moving towards the reds. I can’t do a full red-red lip yet (like the fabulous WendyB), but I’m slowly moving towards that direction. My husband is not a fan (yet) but I like it. It’s good to change things up!


I have a lip palette from Coastal Scents that I’ve been mixing colors so this isn’t one color in particular, I think it’s like 3. My new favorite thing when wearing dark colors is to brighten it up with a bright lip. I think it makes me a bit happier!

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  • ihearthyde
    December 21, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Aw, you don't look bad in trousers. I prefer skinny jeans like you do too since we're probably around the same height lol.

    I definitely recognize the top. When I first saw it on a customer, I thought the bib necklace was separate so it looks like you accessorized w/o actually trying to. I wish I could stop browsing forever21, but I work there. I have managed to check their website less though.

    I like the red lips. It's also a trend that I've really really liked, but I think is hard to execute because I usually see it on older women.


  • Mel
    December 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I think you look great in the trousers!

  • Lemondrop Marie
    December 21, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    You look fabulous in the trousers, bib necklaces are on my wish list for sure. Gorgeous lip color~!
    Marie @Lemondrop Vintage

  • Jaime
    December 21, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Love all the bib necklaces!

  • janettaylor
    December 21, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Gorgeous bib necklaces…

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  • JP
    December 21, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    These trousers are adorable (and Stephenson made some great denim in their time!) and look darling on you.

    Besides, you can't wear skinny jeans every day. It's good to have a little diversity in your wardrobe. 🙂


  • WendyB
    December 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Love the pants silhouette and the lip color. Try MAC's Lasting Lust yet! Also, husbands don't get a vote. Their job is to like what you tell them to like.

  • Diana
    December 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I love the red lip. I think it'll grow on your husband 🙂

  • Hanako66
    December 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    you look great! i have the same problem with a wider leg, but these are quite flattering! love the lip color too!

  • Kay*
    December 21, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    i really like this look – something I can totally see myself wearing. and I for one like the lip colour – red is hard to pull of i think and you did it well.

  • Iva
    December 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    you look fabulous!!

    Congratulations Tracey!

  • Stephanie
    December 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Yay!!! 🙂

  • sharonlei
    December 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Tiffany you are so beautiful! 🙂 Your skin is amazing and I adore your red lips. I wish I could pull that color off. and your hair it perfect, like always! Hope you're having a lovely Monday. 4 days till X-mas! I can't wait.. even though I haven't finished all my shopping yet. I'm just really excited to hang out, eat yummy food, and be around love!!

    Love & Aloha, Sharon

  • Fashion Therapist
    December 21, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I love skinny jeans but because I'm wider they don't look as great, but I also hate bootleg so I've learned to love straight legged jeans. Happy medium I think for me.

  • Kristin
    December 22, 2009 at 4:31 am

    I looooooooove trouser jeans. Such a a chic look. And that F21 is a fabulous steal!

  • Chloe
    December 22, 2009 at 5:16 am

    So lovely- I love the trousers on you. I know what you mean about wide-leg jeans and pants being a bit of a disaster on us shorties- I also have that same problem, grrrr.

  • Elizabeth Marie
    December 22, 2009 at 5:23 am

    You look so cute! I have the same problem, I'm a shorty toooooo!!! Love you girl and your lip color is perfection.

  • tam pham
    December 22, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Hubby doesn't love red lipstick either, but I don't care and wear it anyway! LOL! Looking fab as always, Tiffany!

  • MizzJ
    December 23, 2009 at 4:25 am

    I like the bright lip, it does add a punchy cheerfulness to your look that is so needed on our gray winter days. I'm kinda meh on the wider legs actually, but maybe they look better IRL.

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