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Jan 7Liked by Becky Malinsky

Thank you for this. Was at Roosevelt field mall in my jeans yesterday and I looked very tired and non-descript. I find my jeans are that length that always seem uncool. Not long enough but not short enough. Kills the entire look.

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All these outfits are great! Ugh do I feel this. I took my (almost) 2 and 5 year old to the Liberty Science Center yesterday and it was amazing- highly recommend for a cold weekend activity! The moms were SERVING as well! I think more than a few of them must subscribe here lol. I have been really trying to create outfits that are more in sync with how I feel and I have to say, it really truly makes a difference. I felt pretty “cool mom” at the science center, instead of my normal “envy of the moms who can get it together somehow.” Not super proud to admit that envy takes up so much real estate in my brain, but here we are!

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Love this - I never think about wearing my lighter Jeans in the winter (don’t know why!). I put on light colored jeans with black boots and a grey cashmere sweater after reading you today and feel so put together yet weather and activity appropriate. I think Leandra Cohen said something about jeans that fade to white rather than to yellow are easier to match - when I was evaluating my jeans this morning I realized the lighter jeans I reach for most often fade to white.

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Jan 7Liked by Becky Malinsky

Thank you for the January uniform round-up. You are helping me get excited about shopping in my closet for the Winter bundle.

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Jan 7Liked by Becky Malinsky

I definitely know the feeling of leaving the house in an outfit I don't like and counting the minutes untill I can take it off!

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Jan 7Liked by Becky Malinsky

During the entire holiday season I was trying on all my jeans and all of the dark denim just looked wrong. I wore my light wash straight Mother jeans on the daily and almost always with my taupe birkenstock clogs and socks. Topped with either a black on black Marant logo sweatshirt or a gap tissue turtleneck and fun coat. I'm going into 2024 feeling like I need all new jeans - I thought it was just me - now it all makes sense! Thank you Becky!

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This missive was sneaky perfection. I started a skeptic and by the end I thought “genius!”

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Jan 8Liked by Becky Malinsky

the toteme jeans are my absolute favorite...I bought a second pair and then a pair in black

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Jan 7Liked by Becky Malinsky

So glad you're back in our inboxes!

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I never thought about light jeans with black shoes. I happen to have a pair I was donating but getting them back out to try your idea.

Update: I took your ideas and morphed them into my own style, a mini skirt with black pants, I jazzed up with "big jewelry", another accessory I played with—it was a Christmas party hit, lot's of compliments on "my style" - me, can' you imagine? And, I was gloriously comfortable parading around, being my cheery self, instead of spending time in the bathroom mirror cursing in secret.

On another note. I saw an ice article in the Washington Post, '5 Things You Should Buy' was mentioned... I was preening around the house after reading it... thinking to myself "I know her, even if only by style and grace."

This week's read is a hit, it's forcing me to take a look at wearing jeans again.

Have a wonderful week!

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Agree on the length challenge - I keep seeing stylish women running around with jean length a bit more cropped and I’m enticed to get mine hemmed more. But love the post for kicking off the new year with an easy to shop your closet style session that built on your past posts! HNY!

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On the Madewell jeans, can you speak to why the Mercer wash is preferred over the Enmore or Rondell??

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Your link for the Giuliva Heritage jeans goes to the wide-leg Dana and it looks like you have the straight leg Dan. And the Dan are on sale, so extra tempting.

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Hahaha Saint Laurent have always made a great, obscenely priced jean(🧿🧿) so we won’t kill you, Becky. I’ve never made the leap, but .. 2024?

Have been meaning to respond to the fantastic (!!!) Ski content. So good. I’m on my ??50th?? Year of skiing w big gaps of NOT (now since 2020) so celebrated upcoming 🎿 winter w the gorgeous Arc’teryx jacket in the ivory (no small ketchup-y children) & the great OR copper bib. O yea & the Arc’teryx lavender stuff.

Excited to try it all. The jacket is sheer beauty & I’m already wearing the Bib for muddy LA days barn chores 🤣❌❌

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Thanks Becky! The quest for the perfect jeans seems to never end! I will also suggest AGolde Lana for those amongst us who need a midrise.

Also, what size are you in the Maria McManus blazer? The lack of sizing info on their site is challenging. I’m an XS in Tibi blazers and coats but they are way oversized.

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I know it’s not the focus but I have been *dreaming* about stripping my door and window frames (lumpy with too many coats of paint over here in a prewar on the UWS). It’s probably asking too much but would love a little update on how it went when you’re all done. :)

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