Could it be true?

My favorite wide leg/high waist/trouser-style/1960’s -70’s inspired jeans are coming back?!

I am SO excited, if you can’t tell. Skinny jeans are cool, but I have always loved the chic and sexy look of a bit of flare.

I dug up a pair of my own from years past to share with you.

Not quite sure if tucking the striped shirt in was such a good idea, but I wanted to show off the high waist of the pants.

I paired my jeans (from Arden B.) with some random pieces from my closet. First off, all bell bottom-type pants look amazing with high heeled wedges. The only wedges I have right now are a pair of older-than-dirt espadrilles I got on sale at Banana. Put that on my Spring shopping wish list: new wedges!

On top, I’m wearing a cheap shirt with a fun, draped neckline from Ross that goes great with jeans, and a Splendid cardigan I picked up from Nordstrom Rack. After I noticed a number of Splendid pieces at The Rack, I’ve decided to never buy Splendid full price or from Anthropologie again unless it’s so cute, I’ll die without it.

Lastly, to keep the look from appearing too slouchy, I finished it with a belt from Emersonmade. I love the belt and drooled over it for months. I call it my pre-meal belt because after I eat, it’s usually too tight for comfort. Oopsies.

Anyone else excited to mix up your skinny jeans a bit? What trends are you loving right now?

February 3, 2011



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    February 2, 2011

    Oh yeah the flare is so back. I'm actually really loving a good wide leg trouser. Zara has some great trousers. It doesn't make you look any shorter and I'm starting to really accept how tall I am. You look great girl!

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    February 2, 2011

    Love the return of the flares– I think you look fantastic in them! I also think that belt looks fantastic– I've been thinking about ordering from EmersonMade for awhile now. Their stuff is so cute!

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    February 2, 2011

    I love flares! Trends be damned, I've been wearing them all through the "skinny jeans" phase. The only time I wear skinnies is when they're tucked into boots, other than that, I just can't get on board! Flairs are sexy, fun, and flattering, skinnies are just so hipster-esque and unflattering (unless you are, in fact, super skinny)!

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    More Than Rubies

    February 2, 2011

    I don't own a pair of skinny jeans because I would look and feel like a stuffed sausage – I LOVE flares! BTW, you should TOTALLY be a model – you've got the look down to a T!

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    Ali @ His Birdie's Nest

    February 2, 2011

    I LOVE those jeans! I got a pair for Christmas and I wear the cwrap outta them.

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    February 2, 2011

    I am a total flare girl.
    You look gorgeous! And yes, you should model.

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    February 2, 2011

    You are SUCH A CUTIE. And DAMN, just when I got into the skinny (for me) jeans. 😀

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    honey my heart

    February 2, 2011

    hooray for the comeback 🙂 i could never wear skinny jeans, so wide leg & flares have always been my fave. you are really rocking the look.

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    Micah and Catherine

    February 2, 2011

    I'm so excited for this. Bring on the Flare and trouser jeans. Yeah!

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    February 2, 2011

    Glad they're back in style–i never stopped wearing them!

    Also, I'm jealous of your camera/remote. These pictures are great and you're beautiful!

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    February 3, 2011

    I'm a big fan! I still have a closet full of wide leg/70's style jeans from years ago. And my jeggings and skinny jeans? I'll throw those away next year. I'm a giant fan of anything with 70's style, so this summer is going to be mega exciting for me, as it's going back big time and easier to find pieces.

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    February 3, 2011

    Er, that was meant to say, it's COMING back.

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living

    February 3, 2011

    I love your outfit posts! Yep I only get Splendid on sale. Loving this laidback chic!

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    February 3, 2011

    I wish I could do the flare, I feel like they make me look shorter, but they are definitely more comfortable than my skinnies.
    You're rockin' your height in these, they look great!

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    brooke @ claremont road

    February 4, 2011

    You are gorgeous — seriously, seriously gorgeous, Carly!!

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    February 5, 2011

    I am jealous of how awesome you look in flares! Seriously. Jealous.

    I will admit: I am kind of panicking that flares are coming back into style, because I am a huge fan of jeggings/skinny jeans. I don't want them to go away!!!! I know that they aren't practical for all body shapes, but I have been so happy lately since I've been able to find teeny tiny tight pants for myself!