Tuesday, March 22, 2011

style me: mom jeans

have any of you ever seen the saturday night live skit, mom jeans? it's hilarious, and oh so disgusting. mom jeans to not flatter anyone. sure, they are comfortable, but not stylish....or are they?
nora and i have this idea that we are going to try as hard as we can to bring (so called) ugly pants back. i happen to love ugly pants. i think if they are styled right, they can actually look super cute. so, we bought some for our sale and we will work our styling magic to make people realize that they are in fact stylish and adorable! anyone? anyone? just wait and see, they will be back in style soon!
i bought these jeans for the specific purpose of doing a "style me" post. they were only $1, so i didn't have much to lose. but when i brought  them home, i didn't get a great reaction. my mother-in-law was over, and she is one of the nicest people in the world. not kidding. it is a very rare occasion when she says anything bad about anything or anyone. but when i brought these jeans home and showed her, she just said, "hmm. interesting." that's about as mean as it gets for her. i knew i was in for a challenge.

so, here are the infamous mom jeans:
 the high elastic waist, the front double pockets, no back pockets, tapered leg. it doesn't get any better than this!

and here is how i styled them:

sorry, there was no applique sweater vest to be paired with these!
jeans ~ thrifted
tank ~ so old, i'm not sure where it's from
shoes ~ delicious, ebay
necklace/earrings ~ F21
belt ~ Target

what do you think? would you ever wear mom jeans?

megan bird


  1. Those jeans look great on you! xoxo

  2. I don't think I could ever pull them off but you look super cute! I think the edginess of the strapless top and the bold necklace make them work!

    I love that SNL skit - So this Mother's Day, don't give Mom that bottle of perfume. Give her something that says, "I'm not a woman any more. I'm a Mom."

  3. looking good!


  4. I like the way you styled those jeans, but I don't think I could ever pull off mom jeans.

  5. this is actually a great look, you did a great job making those 'mom' jean look more stylin'! LOL i love that SNL skit ..

  6. UGLY trousers but somehow you make them work!

  7. That SNL skit is one of the best! It is hilarious! I don't think I could ever pull off the mom jeans look, but you did a great job. I'm impressed!

  8. You know...I can't believe that I am admitting this but I love the feel of "mom jeans"...I am so over the "low rise". I mean, I have tried on jeans with a zipper that is only an inch long...what is up with that! The only problem with mom jeans is that they usually look like mom jeans...but you have styled them amazingly well!

  9. Such a great style exercise! And you did a great job and I adore your shoes!

  10. You are rocking these jeans!! They remind me of harlem (derby) pants so cute!!



  11. Great job! I think this is the most impressive 'MOm jeans!"

  12. You look great and these ARE REALLY difficult to pull off. The jewelry and belt helped make the outfit

    Nice blog
    Following now

  13. You are too cute! This was the best idea ever, to make a what NOT to wear a what to wear! This post inspires me to take a second look at some of my rejects.