V-Neck & Bellbottoms

Mother Nature has been teasing us New Yorkers all month long by holding Spring on a string and and jerking it away just as soon as we reach for it. One day it will be mild, nearing 60 degrees in temperature, and the next, dropping down to below 30. I shot these photos with Christine on a day where the absence of multiple layers didn't mean imminent death by frostbite.

James Jeans
John Ruvin sunglasses
James Jeans

Vintage hat and boots, GILT "Tweed Moto" jacket, Truly Madly Deeply "Boyfriend V-Neck" tee, James Jeans "Bella" jeans, Cleobella "Mexicana" clutch

Still, these bellbottoms by James Jeans are having a M O M E N T in my closet right now, on heavy rotation. The last time I wore bells was when I was in sixth grade, and thought I loved them, they were deemed "lame" by the mass elementary school population, and SKINNY JEANS became the "it" denim. These days however, I do no discriminate against cuts in pants, and I suggest you shouldn't either. They were part of Sailor's uniforms in the 1850's (in fact they wore them with wide brimmed hats), and of course experienced a resurgence in popularity in the 1970's. As long as they look good and feel good on me, I'm happy. James Jeans, you fit the bill for both requirements. 

James Jeans

Photographed by Christine