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Five will enter… only one pair will be kept.

I have been on the hunt for a good pair of distressed jeans for a couple of months now. I used to hate the style; why would I want to spend money on jeans that someone else had destroyed? However as I got deeper into the fashion rabbit hole I began to really like the cool, casual and edgy vibe of distressed jeans. As a teacher distressed denim isn’t professional enough to wear to work, so even though I began to admire the look, I didn’t want to spend money on something that couldn’t function as work attire. Now as a stay-at-home-mom I feel free to get a pair. My search was fruitless, and I was beginning to think there were no distressed jeans that I would like within my budget, and then I got an email about fall denim from Stitch Fix.

In the past I have always asked for a grab bag of items from Stitch Fix: a little of this, a little of that, and one of these. This time I asked for 5 pairs of distressed jeans so that I could compare them and select my favorite. Oh boy did they deliver.

How it Works:

  • Sign up for Stitch Fix and fill out their style profile. At the end of the profile there is also a ‘note’ where you can tell your stylist what you’re looking for. This month I said I would like five pairs of jeans – preferably distressed.
  • A stylist will choose five items and send them to you. In addition to clothing you can receive accessories, jewelry and shoes.
  • Stitch Fix charges a $20 styling fee which will be credited toward any purchase.
  • Try on everything! You have three days to send back anything you don’t want to keep.
  • If you keep all five items you get 25% off! A lot of people will keep their whole box and then sell anything they don’t want on a Facebook B/S/T group in order to get the discount.
  • Stitch Fix also sells Gift Cards.

The Ultimate Fall Denim Showdown

Contender #1


Lila Ryan Liza Colored Skinny Jean – $98

similar for only $65//similar//similar

These are not distressed, but they are a very pretty color (a little greener in real life) and would be great for the fall. I’m sure my stylist snuck these in to tempt me into keeping more than one pair. I love the idea of colored jeans for fall, although I might have been more tempted by mustard. I love mustard. Both the color and the condiment. I’m not sure these would fit into the color palette of my upcoming Fall capsule wardrobe (follow to stay tuned!) but they are very tempting and they fit very well.

Contender #2


Pistola Tory Distressed Ankle Zip Skinny Jean – $88

similar//similar

These jeans are crazy! The distressing on them is awesome, but the wash is totally out of my comfort zone. The ankle zips are super cool, but I’m not sure why they’re on the inside; it seems like they would show better on the outside. They fit really well and I think they’re flattering.

Contender #3


Just Black Steph Distressed Bootcut Jean – $88

similar (splurge alert)//similar in lighter wash

I have three pairs of Just Black jeans and I love them. These also fit really well, and the bootcut is unexpected. I also like the dark wash. However I was hoping for a little more distressing. Also I think the left knee looks like a cat, which I suppose could be a positive depending on who you are.

Contender #4


Pistola Aimee Distressed Frayed Hem Skinny Jean – $88

similar (splurge alert)//similar

Another pair of Pistola jeans!  I’ve never heard of this brand before, but they fit me really well and I love the style. I’m concerned about the hem of the pants continuing to fray. Also I wasn’t looking for distressed black jeans, although if I were these would be really tempting.

Contender #5


Kut From The Kloth Kate Distressed Boyfriend Jeans – $78

similar also KftK only $53.40!

These are the only ones that don’t fit well. They are boyfriends, so they’re supposed to be a looser cut, but I don’t think they do me any favors. I’m also not in love with the amount of distressing.

And the Winner is…

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Pistola Tory Distressed Ankle Zip Skinny Jean! These jeans are the statement pants I’ve been looking for. The wash is taking me out of my comfort zone, which is probably a good thing. I have nothing else like them, and I think they’ll add an edgy touch to my closet.

If I had kept all five pairs of jeans my total would have been $310 with the discount and minus the styling fee. As it is I’m keeping one great pair for $88 (so $68 since I already paid the styling fee). This fix was a lot of fun, and I really appreciate that my stylist was able to send me items all within my budget.

These jeans will be part of my Fall capsule wardrobe, which is coming soon! To avoid FOMO follow the blog or on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram.

Have you tried Stitch Fix? What are you looking forward to most about Fall? Let me know in the comments.


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