I have a thigh-to-butt ratio that isn't easily matched in jeans that aren't vintage Levis. My favorite Levi cut? 511 or 512. Those, however, are quite hard to find when I'm on the East Coast. Womp. I thought all hope was lost when it came to finding a jean until I ran through my mental Rolodex and recounted all the jeans that fit me nicely, and at a reasonable price. The verdict: BDG High Rise jeans with a tapered, not skinny, leg. They fit like my favorite Levis and I don't have to fight with the waists to cover mid-drift when I don a crop top or revealing top. The fit is kind and compromising, a quality I find hard to obtain in jeans that hug my curves and aren't excruciatingly tight.
Above, I paired the jeans with a vintage dress I found during a shopping trip to San Francisco. It's so comfortable and once you loosen a couple buttons it can double as a shirt! (Shape-shifting garments for the win!) The earrings are also a thrift store find. They're great because they help tie any look together. I love a big, chunky, funky earring and a simple silhouette. It's chic while uncompounded. And if paired with a loafer the ensemble can take you from work to the wee hours of the night.