for this blue jean mama, nothing can compare with a faded pair of jeans. way back in the day, before calvin klein came along and revolutionized denim to designer status, there wasn’t much of a selection besides a pair of levi’s. and, way back in the ‘seventies when denim had not a bit of stretch, and i weighed in at 115 lbs. that was perfectly fine. thank goodness times have changed! i love the selection of denim that’s available nowadays. i also love the different rinses blue jeans come in, my favorite is a dark rinse, but there’s something to be said about a faded rinse. years ago, if i wanted to fade my jeans i had to carefully add bleach to the washing machine, being ever so careful as to not make splotches on the fabric. or if i wanted a pair that fit like a glove, most likely i had to lay down on my bed, suck my stomach in, and zip…but all of that has changed. take a look at my perfectly faded denim for today’s ootd that fit my body to a ‘t’ thanks to a bit of lycra. i’ll always love to don a pair of blue jeans, after all, i’m an american girl through-and-through. add a button-up shirt, a simple cardigan, ballet flats, and i’ve got a look that’s american classic – casual and chic.