Ensemble Knit Blazer inspired by April

I was inspired by April's RATE outfit and Angie's blog post to try this outfit.
It features a thrifted pair of Aeropostale jeans that I bought for dirty work in the yard but like the light wash. If I shorten them so the roll isn't as bulky, could they function as boyfriends or should they be garden only?
The last 2 photos are an attempt to show the color of the jeans. Are they too mom-jean? They are light, but not uniformly faded; no rips.
Is the look too young? Is the jacket too short?

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Joy, are you serious? This is my idea of killer.... I can't love this enough! Those jeans are a great find in that lovely wash.

  • Mellllls replied 6 years ago

    Can you roll them a tad higher?

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    I like the jeans as is,and I think they work really well as BFs. I think you look fab!

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Awesome outfit!  I do not see any mom jeans anywhere!

  • annagybe replied 6 years ago

    I think the jeans will be great, once de-bulked. Nice outfit!

  • gryffin replied 6 years ago

    Joy - get them out of the garden and into rotation!!  Love them!!  Your legs look a mile long despite the roll.  Love the blazer, tee, and bootie combo!!  Fab!

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    I love this! You look terrific!

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    What Anna said. Once you de-bulk the hems of the jeans - you have yourself a killer look. 

    Thanks for linking from the blog post, you wonderful lady. xo

  • El Cee replied 6 years ago

    Those jeans are fabulous on you! Love the fading/wash. I agree that "debulking" the roll by hemming will make them even better.

  • Susie replied 6 years ago

    Mom jeans??? Only if she is the most fab Mom ever!

  • April replied 6 years ago

    Love it, Joy!  

    And I'm literally sitting here grinning like a fool to see yours and Cathy's "inspiration by April" subject lines.  I feel like I've joined the annagybe club!

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    These jeans look wonderful on you, Joy. Great outfit, and I love your shoes

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Not "mom" jeans. "Mama Mia!" jeans! You look fabulous! 

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    Oh yes!  You're my hero --- you dress in such a fabulously modern but simple way.  These jeans are a great find.

  • Debra replied 6 years ago

    Great jeans, YLF :)

  • carter replied 6 years ago

    These are the perfect bf jeans! You look awesome.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 6 years ago

    You look wonderful!!!!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    I'm thrilled that these jeans are getting good reviews. They feel good on and I thought they looked good except for the thick roll. I just don't trust my judgement on these things, especially wash/fading.
    Una, kkards, Anna, I'm thrilled that these have your approval.
    Mellllls, once they are shortened, I'll be better able to roll them further.
    Tanya, Susie and Suz, it's a relief that you don't have mom jean vibes. Suz, now I have Abba on the brain.
    Gryffin, they are off garden duty and will probably see lots of action this spring.
    Thank you for the kind words, Kellygirl, El Cee, Windchime, Beth Ann, Debra and Carter. Beth Ann, you have me blushing.
    Thank you, Angie. I love the new link feature.
    LOL, Susie and April.
    Thank you, TracyLiz.

  • keruchina replied 6 years ago

    I think you look adorable yet age appropriate. The jeans are cute, but I agree that shortening them to debunk the hems would be good.

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Totally age appropriate. You look stylish! I think this is a winner all the way around and should definitely be worn again.

  • sarah replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Joy, I think these look fantastic on you. A great look!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    This is so great Joy! Agree with others that once the jeans are debulked, they will be fabulous. Fantastic outfit and you wear it so well.

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    The jeans are great! I think the low rise works for that.
    Have you tried a longer jacket? I'm liking the apparent movement towards longer jackets since I'm long in torso, and I think they look good with the BF or rolled jean silhouette. It's as if, if the pant hems come up, the jacket hem should move down.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous! Looks great and with the debulk will be perfect.

  • Sarah A replied 6 years ago

    Late to the show but this look is fantastic! Glad you have moved these from garden duty to fab BF jeans. You look so modern here yet totally appropriate too.

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    This is fab!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Not mom jeans at all Joy!! Once the hems are shortened it would look brilliant!! Great outfit!

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    These look great and I echo others, I'd love to see less bulk for the rolled hem.  Nice find!

  • Thirkellgirl replied 6 years ago

    It's nice to know that other people aren't sure if their jeans are for gardening or trendy, lol.

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