My Current Obsession: Embellished Denim

Denim has always been and will always be on trend. It’s an undeniable classic that is constantly evolving and redone to look “updated and fresh.” This season, one of the ways denim is being treated is with embellishments and embroidery. I’ve partnered with STS Blue and E-shakti to review the pearl pair and floral embroidered pair you see below.

 

STS Blue: Embellished Taylor Tomboy Boyfriend Jeans

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I love a good paradox, and these jeans are just that. They’re sweet and feminine with the pearl detailing, but boyish and a little tough because of the fit and the small tear in the thigh. I decided to pair these with pastel colors and really play up the saccharine side of the denim.

The jeans fit pretty well. I often have a hard time finding pants that fit me in the waist (they’re usually too big), without being too tight in the thigh or ankle. I definitely need a belt with these, but the loose boyfriend fit means it’s at least roomy in the thigh. STS blue denim comes with a tag on it warning customers that the dye may bleed onto your other clothes until you wash them inside out in cold water. I didn’t wash mine before wearing them, but the color retained. The brand categorizes itself as “California cool,” it’s denim is inspired by the L.A. laid-back lifestyle. The prices aren’t bad, starting at $42. While I am happy with this pair of denim, I’m not sure how eager I am to order from them again. I would suggest taking a look through their website and giving a pair a try for yourself to decide. This pair is super cute.  STS Blue is sold at Nordstrom, Dillard’s, and Von Maur, as well as on their online website. 

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E-Shakti: Garden Stretch Straight Leg Jeans

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What I was drawn to about this pair of denim, was the placement of the floral embroidery. I think it looks unique and also draws the eye downward, making my legs look longer. I kept with the garden theme, and paired the jeans with earthy colors such as brown, yellow, and green. There’s so many different ways I can wear these though!

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E-shakti isn’t a new name to my blog. I’ve written and raved about them plenty of times on this site!  Not only is it a great place to shop for women of all sizes (they carry women’s fashion from size 0-36W), but everything is customizable. These jeans were literally made to fit me. When I moved to NYC I failed to pack a ruler or a tape measure. So my method of measuring myself wasn’t the most accurate… I used my foot which is about 11 inches as a ruler, and my computer cord to measure my waist, hips. ankle, thigh, etc. Surprisingly the jeans fit me pretty well! The only thing I wish I had measured more accurately was the length. If these could be a little bit longer they would be perf. In this last photo I show you how they look rolled up, I think I prefer it this way. 

E-shakti has been selling customizable dresses and tops for a minute now, but only very recently did they incorporate denim to their collection. This is a game changer! I’d highly recommend getting yourself a pair if you’ve ever struggled with shopping for jeans.

Shop More Embellished Denim Under $100 

For the ultimate inexpensive pair, get out your iron-on patches and mismatched jewelry, and try a D.I.Y. version.

So what do you think? Will you be giving embellished denim a try? Or do you already own a pair? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Photography by Kharis America

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received free product in exchange for writing this review. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

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