Trendy Thursday: The Skinny Jean

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Moms get a bad wrap for their denim decisions. You won't find many moms in my neighborhood sporting "mom jeans"--instead modern moms know to find denim that matches both their lifestyle and their fashion sensibilities.

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This summer I bought a pair of skinny jeans at Bloomingdale's from Paige that is decidedly "un-momlike". The Blue Heights Skinny ($189) doesn't have a super-low rise (14" compared to other styles with a 10" rise)--so I am comfortable bending and playing with the girls. I love the stretch in the jeans and the way they make my butt look (about 28 not 38 years old). Yes, they are pricey and they are a little tough to get over my ankles due to the small leg hole. But this was my one denim purchase for the year and I get lots of compliments in them.

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What do I wear on top? Nothing fitted. I wear a loose silhouette on top to balance out the fitted bottom. This new top from Free People($78) would be a great match with my jeans--a sharp look for early fall or a cool August night.

Pregnant? Don't feel left out. Moms-to-be can wear this trend too. Check out the 7 For All Mankind Roxanne 5 Pocket Slim Leg Maternity Jeans and rock your pregnancy! Pair it with a new top from the Nicole Richie line, such as the Elbow Sleeve Flutter Sleeve Maternity Blouse.

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