I want to reach out and hug all of your necks.
The support, prayers, and words of encouragement for Manda are so appreciated.
Our girl got encouragement and hope from her Naturopath on Monday (answered prayer!), the port surgery went well (answered prayer!), and her heart was strong enough to start the chemo (answered prayer!). Thank you God for answered prayers!!!
Remember to keep updated on specific prayer requests we would love it if you would like her facebook page HERE.
You can donate HERE.
And sign up for the 5k HERE .
I didn’t mention this on Monday, but there is also a Zumbathon you can learn about HERE.
And now you can order t-shirts HERE!!!!!
These t-shirts are a MUST HAVE for your entire family!!!!!
100% of the proceeds go directly to Manda and her fam.
The dark heather grey only comes in adult sizes, but the navy comes in kid sizes too!
Remember after you get the tees to put them on social media with the hashtag #mandastrong!
I was going to wait until Friday Favorites to talk about this, but I just couldn’t.
Yep, I was too dang excited.
About a scarf.
But not just any scarf…..a MUST HAVE SCARF.
We’ve got another Pinterest Told Me To MUST HAVE girls!
Cue the oohs and ahhhhs!
the cardigan is old from GAP :(, elle earrings c/o Kendra Scott HERE, jeans HERE (loving my first designer jeans so much and they are still on sale!), nude patent flats HERE.
Click HERE for the scarf.
It’s $24, and I’m used to paying $18-$20 for a scarf, but I didn’t care. This scarf is totally worth the extra 4 bones. I showed serious restraint and only ordered the red.
They would make PERFECT Christmas gifts and AMAZING teacher gifts!
It’s soft, it’s cozy, it’s voluminous, and it totally styles itself.
I want to marry it.
And have cozy scarf babies with it.
I’m hoping it is WELL-STOCKED, but they wouldn’t give me any information over the phone. There could be 20 in each color. Or there could be 2,000 in each color. We have no way of knowing.
And just because I feel a public obligation…check out these next 2 scarves also…
they would both be GREAT for you to wear during upcoming family pics!
Always great to pile on the layers in pics!!!!
Click HERE for the red plaid infinity.
This one is light and airy, and perfectly voluminous!
Click HERE for the leopard infinity. $20.
And it’s leopard.
Okay….let’s get to today’s post!
Today we are talking about NYDJ.
What’s NYDJ you ask?!?
Well, when I was initially asked by Nordstrom to talk about the brand NYDJ, I had never heard of the brand.
At least I thought I hadn’t.
I thought it stood for New York something, but when I realized it stood for “Not Your Daughter’s Jeans”, I realized I had in fact heard about it!
When I realized what NYDJ stood for, I was intrigued,
and I knew that some of you ladies would be interested!
The readers of this blog range from girls in junior high all the way up to grandmas. Grandmas who are super stylish I might add. 🙂
I’ve received e-mail after e-mail over the last year or so from some of my older readers asking me to highlight a pair of jeans for them. A good quality jean that wasn’t low-waisted….that wasn’t from the junior’s section….and that didn’t look like mom jeans.
I told Shay I was going to be doing this post and she texted me the following pictures from her
In Style magazine the very next day!
Look and Feel 1 size smaller?
Um…..What woman doesn’t want that?
I had never tried the jeans myself, but I was interested in them, and thought this would be a perfect way for me to try them out and give an open and honest review about my thoughts!
So, that’s what today is about! Thank you Nordstrom for giving me a little nudge to do so! 🙂
wanting a pair of grey jeans anyway!
The color is gorgeous, it’s a great fit, and at 40% OFF it’s a great deal too!!!!!
I tucked a cami into the jeans so you wouldn’t have to see my belly….you’re welcome….but I wanted you to see where the jeans hit on my waist.
These jeans are quite a bit higher than my normal jeans, they covered my pooch, they had a perfect amount of stretch in them to make them super comfortable, and the color was great.
I did realize immediately that at 5’4″ I totally should have ordered the petite for myself.
They were way too long to not cuff, but they weren’t really made to cuff, so they looked a little awkward with the booties.
To be honest, I didn’t love the jeans on me, they were just too high waisted than what I’m used to.
I did LOVE the fact that they met the requirements for great jeans that so many of you had e-mailed me about!
I knew I had readers that would want to know about these jeans!
And sooooo many of the styles of pants available from NYDJ (see all of them HERE) have incredible reviews.
This particular pair has 110 5 STAR REVIEWS!
AND THEY COME IN 9 COLORS!
I called Shay and I told her the jeans weren’t really for me, but that I thought they would fill a need out there for some of the ladies who had been e-mailing me.
Her in-laws were in town visiting for Kensington’s birthday, and her mother in law said she wanted to go to Nordstrom. When Shay asked what she was looking for, she told her NYDJ jeans!
She had purchased one pair online, had loved them, and purchased 3 more pair that weekend.
It’s all she wears now!
So, this gave me an idea.
I thought I needed to pass them on to my mom and see what she thought about them.
She keeps my sister’s baby during the day, she’s on the floor a lot, and she’s constantly telling me how she’s always yanking her jeans up
SHE LOVES THEM.
AND LOOK HOW DANG CUTE SHE IS IN THEM!!!!
Can we just take a minute to cross our fingers that I’m going to get this woman’s genes.
Hold on to your low waisted jeans girls, because I’m about to tell you her age.
By the way, when I called to ask her if I could share her age, she told me to say that she was 72 and then everybody could could go on and on about how good she looks. Ha!
I told her I needed a waistband shot, and God bless her, she complied. 🙂
She also said that she had no idea how hard it was for me to get these shots until she had to do it herself!
I think she looks amazing.
She is ROCKING black, brown, and grey together.
High Five Mama!
She’s wearing her 2014 MUST HAVE SHIRT, her Kimberly Necklace (don’t buy it today, I have a splurge vs. steal post coming up next week!!) and her Melissa Frye Button Boots .
Isn’t she just as cute as can be?
Early this morning 2 sweet readers left comments that I thought I should highlight so you wouldn’t miss them:
I’m like Shay’s mother in law. I tried a pair last year and now it’s
all I wear. I actually have 5 pair. 2 dark denim jeans, a colored pair
(caramel), a pair of cords (wine)and a pair of the black pants. I’m 54
and I tell all of my friends about the brand. Some of the dresses and
other pieces are a little to pricey for me, but I’m willing to pay the
price for the jeans because I feel like they are made for me. And I
actually do feel like I look smaller in them.
During the anniversary sale I took a chance and bought a pair of NYDJ
jeans and love them. I didn’t know about the “look one size smaller”
feature, but they are super comfy. The waist/tummy/hip fabric does fit
snugly, but not in that traditional way that makes you wish you bought
bigger jeans or would lose a few pounds. And the snugness doesn’t
encourage muffin top. They’re awesome jeans and I love them.
Do you want to get the look for yourself? Well, here you go…
NYDJ grey jeans HERE
(some NYDJ grey jeans that are a little bit lighter and on sale HERE)
Frye Melissa Button Boots HERE
Kimberly necklace HERE
gold hoop earrings HERE
I actually liked these better, but needed a petite in them also, which they didn’t have in store.
For size reference, I did find that both the grey pair and this dark denim pair both ran true to size. I wore a 4 in both of them. Sorry, but this NYDJ sweater I tried on is now sold out. 🙁
Thanks again to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!
I love a sponsored post that makes me step out of the box a bit and try something I might not have tried otherwise! I hope all of you ladies that have been searching for a pair of jeans like this will give them a try. If you do, please take the time to e-mail after you
get them to let me know what you think.
Also…if you are already a NYDJ fan…please leave your thoughts in the comments!
One more comment to share with you that I got on facebook this morning:
I know many will think these are just for older people! .
However I am 49 years old and so many pants/jeans have me tugging ALL
day long like I’m pulling my pants up. These are super stylish with so
many designs with a higher waist but not mom jeans!! I have the pants,
jeans, and cords. Highly recommend and you can stop tugging all day!
Before you go, I thought I would leave you with some other NYDJ pieces that are currently available.
As you will see in the shop the post feature below, NYDJ has more than just jeans (make sure you scroll to the right to see the purple colored blouse that I love!).
And they have a nice sized plus-size selection also (found HERE).
Ooooh! And I almost forgot to mention their cords found HERE.
See y’all back here on Friday for a great Friday Favorites round-up!