Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Side View

I just can’t get enough of comfy, stretchy, legging-like skinny jeans! It’s been fascinating seeing the denim market’s response to the rapid rise of athleisure and the popularity of wearing leggings as pants. The development of new fabric technologies has been on overdrive in the past few years, and jeans have never been so comfortable. Brands are coming out with denim that isn’t just stretchy, but also super soft, curve-hugging (with enough give to avoid being tight) and the amazing ability to snap back and keep its shape. A little while ago I wrote about another great line of jeans for active individuals, from Mavi. Their Indigo Move collection is one of the newest ones to make waves in the denim vs athleisure movement, and I’m stoked to be able to try on a pair to share it with all of you!

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Back Angle View 2

As mentioned in my past post, Mavi’s Indigo Move pieces are constructed with two innovative fabrics: Move Denim is the key fabric that defines the collection, made with a knit-based fabrication with the same high quality, look and feel as regular denim. The Bi-Stretch denim element implements multi-way stretch for freedom of movement and supreme comfort without losing its shape. I was also excited to hear that AG’s own Adriano Goldshmied (for those that don’t know, he’s kind of a big deal in the denim industry) teamed up with Mavi to develop Indigo Move, so you know you’re going to get a quality piece when shopping this line!

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Hanging on Bars

I was sent the Adriana IM Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str. I’m serious here, these are so luxurious! They feel like a second skin, and stretched out to fit me in all the right places when I slid into them. I went with my usual size of 26 which is great, because most of the time with jeans this stretchy I have to size down. They definitely do not feel like jeans, and I can move around enough in them that I could totally do yoga in them. As you can see, I had quite a bit of fun jumping around in them at a local park. I could just as easily wear them to bed! However, despite their stretchiness and softness, they feel sturdy and durable. I wore them several days in a row for a week (I still can’t get enough of them), and they have not lost their shape.

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Dancing

These jeans are mid rise at 8.5”, and sit comfortably over my hips without falling or moving around throughout the day. I have an athletic shape that can be tough with jeans…although I conveniently fit in most jeans, I often have trouble with them starting to shift down a bit over several hours of walking around in them. That is not a problem with these! I also love that they fit like a true skinny or gym legging at an 11” leg opening. I am 5’6” and they hit below my ankle with a 32” inseam, even though they hit above the ankle on the model and look a bit more like a straight leg on Mavi’s website. They look cool cuffed up too, with a blackish underside for a cool bit of contrast.

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Leaping Right

The Adriana IM Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str is an easy-to-style jean. The deep blue color is almost solid, with just a slight, almost hard-to-see fade on the thighs. The detailing is on point, staying simple and minimal with the branding for a nice, clean look. They don’t look too much like leggings to anyone who isn’t aware, and although I’ve been wearing them super casually, they’d make an excellent, sleek and flattering jean to wear out on the town while being comfortable and secure enough to dance in all night long in. I definitely recommend these, I promise once you put them on, you won’t want to take them off!

Mavi Adriana Indigo Move Super Skinny in Deep Bi-Str Review - Leaping

Shop the Mavi Adriana IM Super skinny in Deep Bi-Str here.

Shop all Indigo Move (for men and women) here!

Read more about Mavi’s Indigo Move line on a previous post I wrote, here.

Currently Craving: Gemstone Macrame Necklaces

Currently Craving: Gemstone Macrame Necklaces

Image: aguaYrai (Dominican Republic). Moonstone Macrame necklace with brass beads

I love creative people. Etsy is one of my favorite websites because I just love perusing all the colorful passions people have in the form of art, clothing, jewelry…you name it! I used to love going out for big shopping trips, but honestly now, shopping brick and mortar shops gives me a little bit of anxiety. Shopping online is far more fun to me, one reason being I can put something aside and think about it without feeling pressured, but also because I can discover all of the independent, up-and-coming artists that better fit my tastes and definitely deserve more recognition! With all of the crap going around in the world today, it’s also theraputic to me to see the passions and talents of others shining through, and I much prefer supporting them over mass-produced goods. I also find it quite inspiring!

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GAP Brings Back the ’90s with Limited Edition Pieces

GAP Brings Back the '90s with Limited Edition Pieces

Image: Gap

So I know, I’ve been posting a lot about old and vintage style…but it’s no joke. I figured it was probably something that fit into the realm of cult favorites—even Urban Outfitter’s Urban Renewal vintage shop seemed to be kind of hidden like an enigmatic back room of a brick and mortar shop to be discovered and deliciously ransacked by only its biggest fans in the know. Nasty Gal helped bring vintage style to the forefront too, but to me it never seemed to totally kick off. That seems to be changing now, with Gap being the next to dive in with a new collection of pieces right out of the ’90s.

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Diesel goes Balls To The Walls with their SS17 Campaign

Diesel goes Balls To The Walls with their SS17 Campaign - Tank

Image: Diesel

Loving and learning to understand each other and our differences is not political. This is a basic human need (and want) that we all undeniably crave despite whatever heated political environment we may currently be living in. It’s not uncommon of course for figureheads, brands, or any public figure with the power to reach large masses to use their platforms to promote their political views, but don’t worry. I’m not going there. However, denim goes way back when we’re talking about both fashion and activism, with the Summer of Love days being the first era that comes to mind. Denim stands for creativity, and a sense of individual freedom and expression. Spin it however you’d like, but I am always so warmed to see denim brands sticking to their roots and promoting this kind of powerful positivity whenever they can.

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Modern Vintage Inspired Denim for Style and Comfort

It took me awhile, but I think I’ve finally been bitten by the vintage denim bug. I’m hugely loyal to the super stretchy skinny jean—or skinny jeans in general—as I feel I work too freaking hard at the gym to cover it all up with baggy styles, darn it. Even when the boyfriend jean became popular way back in 2007 or 2008, I wasn’t partial to it at all, until I tried a pair from Rich & Skinny and fell in love. After reviewing several amazing skinny styles with Denimology years later, I put them aside once again in favor of form-fitting jeans. I didn’t only get the chance to review slim fits though, as there were several boyfriend fits mixed in here and there, and my tastes started to move in that direction once again soon enough. Later, when I was introduced to the love that is quality selvedge denim, I finally began appreciating 100% cotton, vintage jeans and the “they don’t make them like they used to” idea (although I don’t agree with that completely nowadays). I realized though, that they are super hard to shop for! Most denim fans prefer to visit antique and second hand shops to see in person and try on these jeans that really did come from denim’s early days, because the fits can be difficult for different shapes. This is because these pieces came out way before stretchy denim did and thus have barely any give (and usually have already been formed to their past wearer’s bodies). I don’t even have many great thrift shops around me, so I was stuck browsing them online.

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Pretty in Pink Destroyed Denim at J Brand

Pretty in Pink Destroyed Denim at J Brand

Image: J Brand

And now it’s time for something completely different (for me at least)…I’ve mentioned before that I’m totally not into the “traditional” girly shades. You’ll just about never spot me in pastels, and certainly not pink. However, I do like seeing such feminine touches going through “tough makeovers,” as J Brand puts it. I always thought a pink motorcycle, or a pink handgun, or…you know, anything that normally isn’t very girly at all in a humorously girly shade was somewhat appealing. Looking at it the other way though, gives it a whole different approach. Colored denim is always fun, and relaxed, vintage-like fits have been growing in popularity. Along with vintage denim comes plenty of tough distressing and broken in detailing, which I feel definitely make a pink shade look a little more rockstar and tones down the girl-next-door factor a bit.

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Post Apocalyptic Apparel for Every Day by Siskatank

Post Apocalyptic Apparel for Every Day by Siskatank

Image: Siskatank

By now you may have already realized that I’m more partial to the darker stuff…I like edge. I kind of hate pastels. That basically sums me up! However, I love unique and creative pieces, and most of that can be found in the realm of independent artists. Because of that, Etsy is a huge favorite shopping stop of mine. You might think Etsy is just full of items sold by everyday hobbyists (which I also support), but it’s far deeper than that. I own and wear several pieces I’ve gotten from Etsy, as there are several full blown (but still small) brands that use this platform to reach discerning fashionistas such as myself. I wrote about some of my favorites about two years ago on two separate posts (see them here and here). The search always continues, and I’ve just run across another one that I’m completely enamored with!

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Spotlight on the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jean

Spotlight on the Citizens of Humanity Avedon Skinny Jean

While brainstorming post ideas, I thought about all of the posts I’ve been proud of in the past, and thought it would be nice to come up with a way to bring them back up to the forefront before they are lost in blogging purgatory. Last week, I brought up an old review I did for the James Jeans Twiggy jean, to highlight the fact that it’s a great skinny jean for curvier shapes. My thought is, every now and then I’ll bring up another to show off new styles that are currently available in the featured style. They’ve all been awesome jeans, and I wouldn’t have had the chance to discover them if it weren’t for my reviewer stint at Denimology! So, why not give them a second time to shine?

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Improving Lives of Detroit Women with Better Life Bags

I am so excited to find more and more of these hidden gems that are small companies with true passions to help others. As time goes on (and my talents for digging for such things improves), they begin to see more abundant and it makes me so happy in this world of fast fashion and self-serving overconsumption. I always like to feel that fashion shouldn’t ever be just for me—since my dollars will be going somewhere, they might as well go to those who could truly use them the most, right? Win win! What impresses me about these small charitable companies is how most of them began…by an independent creative like me who one day had an idea, or just found his or her passions leading them to an opportunity to give back. I’d like to think one of these days I could follow in these footsteps!

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An Evening Outdoors with Anjolee

An Evening Outdoors with Anjolee - Outfit Centered

It’s been getting a lot colder here (in California terms, at least), and it’s been great being able to switch things up a bit style-wise! We’ve also finally been getting a ton of much needed rain downpours…as you can see, our hills are finally green again (or green-ish, at least, the drought was no joke)! The air is crisp and feels so refreshing after a rain, and it feels so nice to get out and enjoy it. Hopefully this will continue on for awhile, as our lakes start to fill up again!

This year, as the weather grew colder, I decided to shift my focus a bit from jeans and onto jackets and boots. As you can see here I’m wearing my favorite new boots, the Frye Melissa Tab I scored on eBay earlier this winter. I’ve been wearing them an awful lot and they’ve broken in beautifully. My coat here is actually an off-brand that my sister had for awhile, and passed onto me! Don’t worry, that’s faux fur you’re looking at. A lot of my jackets I’ve had in the past were more casual, so it was nice to get something both warm and stylish for those late nights out or dinner parties here and there. My Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip in Port (purchased off Hautelook after searching everywhere for this discontinued color) is a common accomplice of mine to these types of events as well, as it is compact, lightweight and stylish, but still roomy enough for the essentials.

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