wow, how long has it been since the gap actually had cute, fashion-forward denim?? seems like forever! so when this bellbottom trouser jean landed in my in-box this morning, i was floored. hurray for patrick robinson, is all i can say – maybe we’re finally headed for bigger and better things from the ultimate mall retailer.
these bellbottoms look to have the perfect fit for this style – long and lean, just relaxed enough at the thigh, and not too terribly wide at the bottom (no channeling farah fawcett required). i love the flap pockets in the back, and the wash is perfectly faded – bellbottoms shouldn’t be too serious, after all.
best of all is the price – $59! now that’s worth a shot, don’t you think? just make sure to splurge on the tall size, so you can get them tailored to the right length…unless you’re short enough to pull off a 32″ inseam with heels.
so, what do you all think?
nearly all of the post-holiday sales are in full swing now (check out the goodies at active endeavors and at shopbop, to name just a few. ooh, and remember that you can use code cardio to take 20% off anything that’s still full-price at active endeavors!), and i can’t possibly lead you through them all.
but i will let you in on a fabulous deal on some denim over at banana republic, of all places. i picked up these trouser jeans a while back, and i have to say that if you can completely ignore the fit on the model (which is frightening, i realize) and trust me, i think you’ll love them. i’d stack them up against any of my premium denim for both fit and wash. i opted for the tall size, which gave me a nice 34″ inseam (the website says 36″, but it just can’t be right), which i can easily cuff for flats or leave long for heels. they just got marked down to $59, and you can take an extra 20% off through 12/24 with code brholiday, meaning you can score a really well-cut pair of jeans for under $50. in my book, that’s about as good as life gets. in fact, i’m thinking i might need a back-up pair…
ooh, one last tip: i am almost always a size smaller in banana republic jeans than i am in anything else they carry. so, size down…or order one of each & return the one that doesn’t fit, which is what i’d do.