7 For All Mankind Releases Lightweight Vintage Style with b(air) Authentic

Denim has experienced a whole lot of reinventions throughout the many years it has dominated the market ever since Levi’s became a household name in workwear. The brands on top have competed with many other emerging trends outside the denim industry, most recently being activewear emerging as streetwear. Leggings have replaced jeans in the closets of many denim fans (and I admit sometimes I prefer to go for one of those leggings that looks and feels just too cool for the gym from time to time in lieu of my favorite jeans), so for the last five years or so, some pretty incredible fabric technologies have allowed jeans to at least lightly transcend into the legging market. For me, these have been amazing, as it was hard for me to find a jean that fit my curves just right without a belt! As these technologies improved, premium brands have released thinner and lighter fabrics for extra breathability in our ever-warming California summers. 7 For All Mankind’s b(air) line was released in the summer of 2016, and has been going strong since then with new styles almost every season (most notably July and October of 2017). Meanwhile, vintage-inspired fits and feels have exploded back on the market for those who aren’t very partial to jeans with a lot of stretch and prefer that thick, sturdy fabrics of the earlier years. The brands that adopted the stretchy fabrics went in both directions, as vintage denim will always remain at the heart and soul of the industry. However, 7 For All Mankind has done something really interesting to me: they reinvented the b(air) style to combine the best of both worlds, with their new b(air) Authentic collection.

The new b(air) Authentic collection from 7 For All Mankind “brings the same softness and stretch you love in an authentic weave. That means a more textured look and an enhanced slimming effect—a vintage-inspired take on b(air).” Another thing I love about this line is that it includes several classic fits beyond the ever-so-popular skinny jean, including flare, straight leg and bootcut. Choose from the brand’s much loved signature fits such as the Dojo, Roxanne, Kimmie (which is wonderful for curvier bodies), and the “A” pocket, in worn-in dark and light blue washes. It’s hard to say exactly what these are like in person since I have not yet tried one, but if this brand delivers what they are claiming here (which they usually do), I’m sure these are some of the most comfortable jeans around—the b(air) fabrics are typically around a 8.5oz weight, while these new b(air) Authentic styles feature 11.5oz. So, I would imagine not only would these be great to keep you a little warmer in the winter, but if the original attraction for the b(air) development holds true with these, they should also keep you cool in the summer! I truly hope to try a pair soon.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from 7 For All Mankind’s new b(air) Authentic release!

“Our new fabric brings the same softness and stretch you love in an authentic weave. That means a more textured look and an enhanced slimming effect—a vintage-inspired take on b(air).”

Shop all b(air) Authentic styles here.

Mavi Jeans Tess Super Skinny in Rinse SuperSoft Review

Here we go with the fifth and last (but definitely not least) review I’ve got for you from Mavi‘s awesome Fall denim collection. These all have been absolutely some of the best jeans I’ve ever gotten the privilege of reviewing, and I hope you liked them too! Every time I work with this brand I am consistently impressed with their constantly improving quality, fits and overall style and feel. Looking back, I’ve shared the Tess Super Skinny in Indigo SuperSoft, Adriana Ankle Super Skinny in Mid Cheeky, the Tess in Ink Stripe, and the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke Supersoft. I’m going to go back to the classics again with this next one here: the Tess Super Skinny in Rinse SuperSoft. Everyone needs that staple jean that will take them from the office to cocktails or from a nice dinner to dancing with ease, and this one fits the bill, both in comfort and that ever-coveted asset-enhancing factor!

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Mavi Jeans Tess Super Skinny in Indigo SuperSoft Review

Mavi Jeans Tess Super Skinny in Indigo SuperSoft Review

Jeans: Tess Super Skinny in Indigo SuperSoft, Sunglasses: Blenders Eyewear. Sweater: American Eagle Outfitters (Similar here). Booties: Similar here and here.

I hope you’ve been enjoying my reviews for several of the great new pieces from Mavi’s fall denim line! These have been such great additions to my denim collection, topping some of my existing favorites, and I’m definitely thrilled to share them all with you. So far, I’ve shared my two cents on the Adriana Ankle Super Skinny in Mid Cheeky, the Tess in Ink Stripe, and the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke Supersoft. Next up is the Tess Super Skinny in Indigo SuperSoft, which is truly a perfect closet essential.

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Mavi Jeans Adriana Ankle Super Skinny in Mid Cheeky Review

Alright, I have a few more reviews from Mavi for you…I am totally digging the jeans sent to me from their new Fall collection and they are rapidly moving up the list of my favorites from all the jeans I’ve reviewed in the last several years—and that’s a LOT! I’ve already presented to you the Tess in Ink Stripe, and the Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke Supersoft, and I’ve still got three more. I’ve reviewed Mavi many times in the past, both for Denimology and my blog you’re reading now, and it’s been awesome to see this company grow as they have, both in quality and style! This time around, I’ve got the Adriana Ankle Super Skinny in Mid Cheeky, a vintage style jean with a whole lot of extra (yet modest) flair.

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Mavi Jeans Tess Super Skinny in Ink Stripe Review

I hope you all enjoyed my first review in a long time from Mavi, for their Alissa Super Skinny in Dark Smoke Supersoft! After being so busy with other life happenings, it has been nice to get back to product reviews for all of you. I still currently have several more new Fall denim arrivals from this brand to share. To help new readers catch up, I’ve reviewed several items from Mavi in the past both on my personal blog (check them here and here) and at Denimology (see them here and here), and they are definitely one of my favorite brands to work with and share with my readers! This next review is for the Tess Super Skinny in Ink Stripe, which I have to say is one of my favorite jeans I’ve ever reviewed.

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Mavi Jeans Alissa Super Skinny In Dark Smoke SuperSoft Review

I know it’s been quite some time since I’ve done a product review…life just got in the way and I had a lot on my plate for awhile, so I decided to take a short break. It’s definitely meaningful to me to present quality brands and independent designers in general posts, but sharing them up close and personal is so much more valuable, and fun! I am happy to say I’ve currently got several more ready and waiting in the wings for all of you, so get ready! Mavi Jeans is my latest focus, and I have quite a handful of their new Fall denim pieces to share. If you remember, I’ve reviewed several of their jeans both on my personal blog (check them here and here) and at Denimology (see them here and here), and I’ve never been disappointed, so I’m stoked to try out a few more.

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New Stylish and Soft Fall Denim Arrivals from Mavi

New Stylish and Soft Fall Denim Arrivals from Mavi

Image: Mavi. ROMEE STRIJD X MAVI for FW18

Fall has finally arrived, and everyone’s favorite denim brands are beginning to release their new Fall and Winter collections. Denim is a tough one to come up with creative ideas for whenever it’s time for a new seasonal release, so many brands will work on creating fresh new washes or fabric blends to keep wearers comfortable and stylish no matter the season. Many brands are still competing against the activewear industry, as several years ago a good portion of the market demographic began wearing their gym leggings in lieu of their favorite jeans. I wrote a lot about what the top premium denim brands came up with, in terms of stretchy fabric that moves with you, in order to stay afloat in the industry. I’d have to say in all my years of being obsessed with denim, that period of time was the most exciting, as I finally found several pairs that fit me so perfectly without a belt and made me fall in love with jeans all over again. Just about all the top premium brands had their own answers to this new competition, and Mavi’s Indigo Move is one great example. I reviewed a pair last year and I still wear it happily to this day! Mavi has just released their new Fall/Winter collection, which is mostly made up with another ultra comfortable fabric blend, Supersoft.

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Ethical and Eco Friendly Wardrobe Essentials from LA Made

Even though we’re always looking for the next stylish ensemble to wear out, every woman appreciates the essentials. We’re talking the tees, tanks, slip dresses—anything that makes for effortless style. There’s also something to be said for those “jeans and a tee shirt” days as well. There are so many companies out there that cater to the need for wardrobe basics, so sometimes it can feel a little overwhelming. Personally, I like to seek out the brands that take basics to the next level, like simple additions or cuts that turn a tee into a head-turning piece or anything that helps me still take a step beyond the rest even though I don’t feel like dressing up after dragging myself out of bed in the morning. Of course, if a brand meets that need for me and is sustainable, it’s a win.

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The Nomads Hemp Wear Fall/Winter 2018 Collection

I know, I pretty much just wrote about this brand like three posts ago…but can you really blame me? You’d do the same if you were me—if you ran a blog based on sustainable fashion and had a top favorite brand that consistently released some of the most original, high quality, and affordable ethical pieces out there. Nomads Hemp Wear is slowly but surely taking over my closet…guilt free! As mentioned in several of my posts before about them, this Canadian brand has taken sustainable apparel and made it a lot more widely available for the masses. I don’t just mean in terms of affordability, but also in terms of style. Everything they create can be worn at festivals, street, out on the town or just to lounge around the house, and I feel it all brilliantly caters to a large range of tastes. Nomads Hemp Wear pieces may be super original and creative, but it also encapsulates a fairly minimal aesthetic. In a world where so many eco friendly brands are more about basic wardrobe essentials, these guys take it a very pleasing step further.

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New Velvet Pieces for Fall from 7 For All Mankind

It’s just about that time of year again…where on Earth did Summer go? I know that sounds cliché, but for real…how is it already Fall? This year, to me, has gone faster than any other year, and I don’t feel like I’ve been all that more busy than previous years. Either way, as sad as it is for me to say goodbye to pool parties, catching a tan and wine tasting, I am always so excited for the cooler weather. Not only does Fall mean holiday vacations and family time (I guess I’m lucky to look forward to that one), but it also means all of my well loved, comfy layers get to come out of hiding again. It’s also fun to see what all of my favorite brands are coming up with for their new collections. Every year, one of the most common trends for brands to bring out is velvet. I have to say I don’t yet own a single velvet item apart from my BLANKNYC flares (seen in this post from 2016), but I’m always eyeing all the beautiful velvet skinnies that flood the denim market, as well as moto blazers and boots! Apart from the eye-catching, elegant appeal of velvet, this popular fabric also has a major cozy factor. Nowadays we all prefer effortless, comfortable style, right?

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