Finding "It" Jeans that Fit

As the crisp temperatures of November engulf the North Shore, the pressure is on to find a perfect pair of jeans, a wardrobe prerequisite for every busy mom. Erin Hoellerich, buyer at E Street Denim and mother of an 8-year-old herself, offers advice on how to steer clear of unsightly ”mom jeans,” and what alternatives […]

Fresh: Well Made Denim and More, at Madewell

Finally, you won’t have to listen wistfully to your far-flung friends as they brag about all the great, affordable denim, downtown-chic clothes and accessories they found at Madewell. The store recently opened at Westfield Old Orchard! So if you’re living in your jeans, cardigans and leather boots this winter (and who isn’t?), check out this […]

Where to Buy the Must-Have Jeans for Less

Denim is at an all time high in price and prestige. The price of jeans reflect this.   Sure you can still buy a decent pair of Levi’s at some discount department store for under $25, but the jeans that are turning heads can cost hundreds of dollars. High fashion jeans cost $300-10,000. These jeans […]

Ahem! The Best Tailors for Having Designer Jeans Shortened

Unfortunately for the average woman (5-feet, 4-inches tall), standard-length inseams measure 34 inches or longer, this means that many buyers of premium denim must go directly from the store to the tailor to cut off the fancy distressed hem that they just paid so much money for.   As every fashionista knows, one cannot scrimp […]

The Quest For The Perfect Pair Of Jeans

True Religion. Rich and Skinny. Rock and Republic. 7 For All Mankind. Citizens of Humanity. Their names range from plain to hip, and their mission is to make you look and feel great. Sounds simple, right?   Not so simple. I’ve traveled the designer jeans world for 20 years and still haven’t perfected it. When […]

Still Reaching For Those Jeans And T-Shirts?

In this short video, stylist Kate Shifrin shows Make it Better contributor Marjie Killeen how to wear this spring’s key trends: pops of bright color, tunics that double as dresses, and slouchy boyfriend jeans. For those of us shopping on a budget, (and who isn’t these days?)   Kate recommends we buy one or two […]