What I Wore Wednesday– Jeans To Work

One of the things I didn’t realize before having kids is that although one may lose all the baby weight (and then some, perhaps), the body has forever changed its shape. The only way I can explain it is by saying that lowrise jeans will never work again, if you get my drift. It’s way too easy to bend over and play with the kids, not realizing how much is showing back there, ya know? The days of lowrise jeans are over, I’m afraid.

The problem is that the prospect of Mom Jeans (ie., high waist, low pockets, saggy butt, aka.,death as I know it) doesn’t exactly excite me.

Enter Paige’s Hidden Hills Jeans. Other than my Jimmy Jimmy boyfriend jeans, the last time I bought Paige was in college, but most of their styles are very lowrise, so I had to sell mine on eBay a few years back. But then I heard about their higher rise cut (about 3″ higher than most), and when I saw some on a crazy clearance deal at Marshalls, I just had to go for them!

Also, can we just laugh for a minute about naming a higher back waistband “Hidden Hills”?  C’mon!!!


Blazer: Banana Republic/ Shirt: Anthropologie Ella & Moss/ Jeans: Paige Hidden Hills/ Heels: Anthropologie/ Necklace: Forever 21


I must say– they definitely deliver. They have a high enough waist to cover the “Mom Rolls”, but not so high as to fall into dangerous “Mom Jean” territory. Here’s a picture of how far up the waist actually comes.


Mine are a little bit too long at the moment, so it’s heels for now until I can get them hemmed.

However, that hasn’t stopped me from rolling them up a little, I’m afraid 🙂 No shame, this one.


Linking up with The Pleated Poppy and Because Shanna Said So.

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  • http://www.skinnedcartree.com Corinne

    Those jeans look fab on you and def don’t look like ‘mum jeans’ at all! Glad you managed to find some that suit you so well.

    Corinne x

    • themrscone

      Thanks, Corinne!

  • http://stayunlost.com Daryl

    That first outfit is perfect work casual! New follower 🙂

    <3 Daryl

    • themrscone

      Thanks, Daryl! Love your blog 🙂

  • http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com Jennie

    I love your outfits! I am giving away a Starbucks Verismo Brewer on my blog and would love if you would come by and check it out!

    • themrscone

      Jennie, will do!

  • http://www.a-life-from-scratch.com A Life From Scratch

    Thank you so much for stoping by today! I love your blog and will be sure to follow. You are ROCKING those jeans and COME ON, they look nothing like the typical mom jeans 😉 😉

    • themrscone

      Aw, thanks so much! I’m glad I finally found some that work!!

  • http://www.twinkietotmom.com Heather @ Life as we know it…

    I love those jeans and I love the way you styled them even more! The blazer & boots! I’ll have to keep an eye out for these jeans! Love your description of jeans pre & post babies, so true!

    • themrscone

      Thanks Heather! Look on eBay too, I’ve seen them there.

  • http://www.graceforgayle gayle // grace for gayle

    LOVING those jeans, they look great. 🙂 I adore the cardigan, too!

    gayle | grace for gayle
    I’m a #Previvor!

    • themrscone

      Thanks, Gayle! Glad to have you as a sponsor this month 🙂

  • http://bespoken.wordpress.com/ Elise

    So…I remember the last time you bought Paige jeans because I had a twin pair (remember the picture we took – you, me, and Kristen – of our matching vintage lace pockets!? Memories. Sigh.) Anyway, reading this post gave me the courage to finally let my pair go. I’ve been holding onto them all these years, even though I broke the zipper like two years ago trying to squeeze my 27-year-old woman hips into jeans that were clearly tailored for my 20-year-old girl self. I love your new pair! I think a higher rise waist looks so elegant. 🙂

    • themrscone

      I remember!! I almost posted a picture of them 🙂 It’s funny how I weigh less than I did then, but they just wouldn’t fit!