Silence & Noise High-Rise Ankle Zip Twig Jean (available in black, gray, blue, purple, yellow), $58-68 at Urban Outfitters
If you've read my earlier post about the trauma that is jeans shopping, you won't be surprised that after a couple failed attempts at buying a new pair of high-rise skinnies at Barneys, I decided to be more creative with my choices. Fellow blogger Nini recently featured a gorgeous shot of herself wearing Urban Outfitters jeans, an option that would never have occurred to me. I nearly went bonkers when I noticed that they have a plethora of high-rise options (in addition to the typically maddening predominance of low-risers and a good deal of mid-risers too). Dragging my husband with me on a rare joint shopping expedition (I prefer to shop alone, but I needed some moral support), I decided to boldly try on everything high-rise in an assortment of sizes. Armed with my pile of goodies, I tried them on. These Silence & Noise jeans fit me perfectly, unlike some J Brand jeans I tried on recently. The subtle but edgy ankle zip initially worried me, but they fit just right--and I'm 5'4". (Yay! No need to alter them!) I was so thrilled I bought two--one in black and one in gray. Finally--inexpensive jeans that fit well. I've entered jean heaven.