Sunday, August 30, 2009

Slim Fit Rip + Repair Jeans - Martin + Osa

Well, you've already read a review of my favorite pair of jeans at the moment, but here is a whole new take on them... and these have already jumped to the front of the line as far as my denim goes!

These guys arrived at my house later last week and I just couldn't wait to try them on! I've been wanting to try the "boyfriend" jean look - but after about 10 attempts at making it work, I have given up! BUT - THAT'S OK! Because as it turns out, it was actually the 'destroyed' look that I was lusting after, not the saggy bottom, just-took-these-out-of-my-boyfriend's-dirty-clothes-pile-on-the-floor look.

After scouring the incredibly helpful and fun Denim Guide on Martin + Osa's website, I finally narrowed my choices down to this pair. The Slim jean in Rip + Repair rinse.' (click here to see and purchase!)

The 'rip + repair' aspect of the denim is nice because you still get that destroyed look without looking like an 80's rockers, or worrying your knees are going to rip right through the denim when you bend down! Plus, once the weather turns cold, I'd really prefer not to have wicked-cold air coming through holes in my jeans!

Since all of my jeans are very dark, the lighter/ medium rinse of these was something I was looking for! The cut of this 'slim' style is perfect for cuffing, rolling-up, or just wearing plain and straight. I'll have to get these hemmed before I can wear them just straight, but until then, the other possibilities are making me very happy!

These are the dark rinse ones I already owned

Front pocket

Cute 'destruction' detail - but not an actual hole!

Bottom Line: I will pretty much only wear Paige Premium and Martin + Osa jeans. I promise you, if you haven't tried the M+O denim this season, you need too! The price (generally under $100 for M+O) is much milder than a lot of high-end denim brands, and the look is incredible! I've gotten all size 26 in my M+O jeans (they stretch and loosen up bit!) and I generally wear a 27 in other pants/ jeans .... so you might want to size down in their denim. Don't worry J. Crew, I still love you.... but not your jeans ... just sayin'!

Head to your nearest M+O now or hit them up online because right now they are offering an incredible free gift with every full-price denim purchase!! (like, a gift worth $60!!) {Woot!} * Thanks to "Shannon" for the correction: this free gift deal is for Labor Day and runs from 9/2-9/7 (online) and from 9/5-9/7 (in stores) ! Thanks Shannon! *

P.S.- I had to show you this super-cute shirt I got from Forever 21! I really love it! My sister initially pointed it out for herself, but I ended up getting it after trying it on!

UPDATE!! Mackenzie on The Young and the Restless had this shirt on in the 9/14/09 show! Fun! There are a lot of F21 pieces on this show!!


  1. Those jeans look great on you, love them! Did M+O comp you too?
    I thought the free gift didn't start until the 2nd, is it in stores already?

  2. Ooh - thanks Shannon for the correction! Yes, the free giveaway is for next weekend and hasn't started yet!

    Yes, the lovely people at M+O sent me these jeans to try complimentary! I had written a reivew about how awesome the my local store was when I visited with my 2-year-old on this blog!! It's nice to know people who matter read and care what bloggers think, huh? ;)

  3. Those jeans look great & you look happy in them. Cute F21 ruffle plaid top!


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