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I Just Found Out I Wear Mom Jeans

I Just Found Out I Wear Mom Jeans

We’ve talked about mom haircuts, and mom bathing suits, but I’m not sure we’ve tackled the mother of all mom fashion issues…mom jeans.

A long while back, I pinned this and I have been obsessed with finding new jeans ever since:

mom jeans

I guess I have fallen into that pseudo mom jeans hole that the blogger talks about (who knew?). So, I’m on the hunt for new jeans and basically a new wardrobe, because as a work at home mom  (WAHM), I wear jeans every day. I’m tired of staring into my closet each morning wishing I could throw together an outfit that looks like this:

fall outfits

But instead, I’m only seeing ill fitting jeans and fleeces in every color of the rainbow (what can I say, I like to be warm!) staring back at me. Because I don’t have to dress business casual during the workday anymore, my weekday and weekend wardrobe have become one in the same and I’m bored with it all.

The problem is, I have no idea where to shop anymore. Traditionally I’ve stuck to stores like the Gap, Old Navy or Target even, but have fully recognized that I need to branch out, find styles and stores that fit my style and personality and maybe spring for some higher quality pieces.

So, help a sister out. Where do you like to shop? Have you found a brand of jeans that you love? Other than Pinterest, where do you get your fashion inspiration? Are there blogs you follow? What’s your go-to, “oh this old thing” throw it on but look and feel fabulous outfit consist of?



  1. Antionette Blake October 14, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    A pair of brown riding boots are on my must have for the winter. Not overly fond of blue demin jeans but I do like colored one.

  2. Antionette Blake October 14, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Oh, I find my jeans at Ross, JC Penney and Sears.

  3. Rachel October 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

    TJ Maxx! Every great designer is there, especially if they have the Runway dept. Go try on a pair of Joe’s jeans and you’ll never think about those other jeans again.

  4. April October 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    I swear by Levi’s Curve ID line! Ever since I discovered them, I buy nothing else! They’re a little pricier, but you can get them at their outlet locations as well to save a little.

  5. Cristy Dow October 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This WAHM discovered JBRAND high waist jeans a year ago and has not looked back !!!! A little expensive, but worth every penny

  6. Casie March 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Check out Stitch Fix! It’s pretty awesome, I’ve done it twice now. The prices are pretty reasonable and they send me things that I love, but I wouldn’t necessarily pick out on my own at the store.

  7. Martine June 25, 2014 at 8:27 am

    The problem is that mom jeans are coming back strong. or rather low rise jeans are going out of style fast; take your pick. If you really want to look like you have no clue about fashion, then wear a pair of ugly low rise jeans with so much stitching on the back pockets that you can use it as a chair. But rest assured that the “good’ jeans are tacky as anything, and the blogger doesn’t know anything that has happened in the last ten years. Everyone is figuring out how much more flattering a higher rise jean looks.

    • Pharrah Rencehausen September 1, 2014 at 4:15 pm

      The “blogger” is not only talking about the rise of the jeans as to what makes them “mom jeans” it’s how the jeans make your butt look… and that is about pocket size and placement of the pockets. The jeans can have any rise, high or low, and if the pockets are not placed right for your body type then they are never going to be flattering.

      To answer the question about a good place to go for jeans, maurices. They have a variety of cuts and brands and the staff is extremely helpfull. Hopes this helps.

      From one mom to another.

  8. Martine February 18, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    About the only place that sells decent jeans are Top Shop, Urban Outfitters, and Levis hi rise are pretty cool. I prefer vintage Levis from the 80’s myself. Everyone loves those. And the bling on the backside? Really stuck in 2003. No thanks. There is a reason the best selling jeans today are called “mom jeans”

  9. Jessica July 31, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    Try stepping away from jeans, go to leggings/jeggings with boots and a log sweater in winter or a long tunic or long t-shirt with sandles in the summer. Crop pants are cute too, not jeans but pants, with wedges or sandles. I’m at a loss with jeans, so this is the route I’ve taken and I do get many compliments on how I dress. I now own fewer clothes but love everything I have.

  10. Letty September 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I love to shop at New York & Co. they always wonderful pieces and its not as pricey as you’d think. I love wearing there jeans, they’ve recently came out with a tummy control jeans and I love them. The loft is also a good place to shop they tend to be a little pricey but they have a big clearance rack with many options! I hope this helps. Stay trendy my friend!

  11. Jess November 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    A friend once asked me if I’d rather have five pairs of cheap jeans that look like crap or two pairs of jeans that look like a million bucks. I thought about that statement long and hard and went to a store that specializes in Jean fit. The store is a regional specialty but stores like Nordstrom can be wonderful too. Spend the money and you’ll look wonderful. You can also browse sale and clearance racks or go to TJ Maxx / Marshalls / Ross or some outlet malls that have premium denim stores. Last but not least – don’t skimp on tailoring (Nordstrom offers it for free on full price items, one of the many reasons I love shopping there). Good jeans can make you look ten pounds lighter and also last way longer. Just my 2c

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