Come hell or high water or high-waisted jeans


Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’m not exactly on the cutting edge of fashion.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not BEHIND the times.  I’m not wearing shoulder pads or anything.  I know how to dress myself and my slightly complicated figure.  I splurge on good denim, accentuate the positives, and know when to belt a dress.  When I actually try, I can put together a somewhat decent outfit.

But most of the time, I don’t really take fashion risks.  I like my tried-and-trues.

So on Saturday, when Ashley and I were at Anthropologie and she convinced me not only to try on but subsequently drive home with a pair of high-waisted jeans, I was shocked.

And when we got back to the house and my brother immediately brought up Steve Urkel, and then taught my nephews how to taunt me with the classic Urkel line, “Did I do that?” needless to say, my confidence was shaken.  But then I remembered that my brother isn’t exactly rocking the fashion world himself (sorry, Jeremy).

So I put on the new jeans, and headed out for dinner and drinks – looking no less than 7 feet tall, I might add.

But I left the tags on, just in case.  (I know – go ahead.  Judge.)

So what say you, my little sweeties?  Yay or nay on the high-waisted jeans?



  1. CarrieBeth on August 22, 2011 at 7:11 AM

    they’re adorable! you look amazing in them! i’m 39 weeks pregnant, so right now i’m just dreaming of getting to wear something like that!

  2. AnnieBlogs on August 22, 2011 at 7:12 AM

    Yes times a million. Those were MADE for you.

  3. Whitney on August 22, 2011 at 7:15 AM

    A million yays!

  4. Brooke on August 22, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    Definite yay.

  5. Sarah D on August 22, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    love them! love the buttons!

  6. Angie N on August 22, 2011 at 8:09 AM

    *dies*! You have to keep those jeans.

  7. Emily on August 22, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    Yes yes yes!!!

  8. Debbie Barnett on August 22, 2011 at 8:21 AM

    They look amazing on you (they do not work on petite people, this I know). But I would suggest a little more on top – a patterned scarf, or little jacket or shrug. Might make you feel more balanced.

    Love them though – have always wanted to wear them. Even at my skinniest they don’t work for someone 5’2″. Makes me look like I go from boobs to hips with no waist. :)

    Sorry I said “boobs” on your blog.

  9. Bethany Boatwright on August 22, 2011 at 8:22 AM

    yes. wear them everywhere.

  10. Little AP on August 22, 2011 at 8:26 AM

    Yay! They’re lovely. :)

  11. Sarah on August 22, 2011 at 8:27 AM


    Just kidding, obvi. But who would vote no? For the realz, they look good.

  12. Jodie_Velour on August 22, 2011 at 8:37 AM

    KEEP ’em! Anybody who looks that good in high waisted anything should definitely be wearing it!

  13. Jess on August 22, 2011 at 8:52 AM

    Oh I love those on you. YES.

  14. Christy on August 22, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    Are you kidding?! Are you looking at the same picture we are looking at? You look like a model. I love how flattering it is for your teeny waist and long legs. :)

  15. Emily from on August 22, 2011 at 9:17 AM

    Normally, I kind of hate high wasted jeans. They look absolutely ADORABLE on you, though! I’d keep ’em. :)

  16. Emily from on August 22, 2011 at 9:18 AM

    Ummm, that last comment should say “Emily from SEATTLE.” :P

  17. Breanna on August 22, 2011 at 9:44 AM

    You look absolutely adorable…and I would kill for your “slightly complicated” figure : )

  18. Suzanne on August 22, 2011 at 9:46 AM

    100% yes! They make your tiny waist look even tinier and your long legs look even leggier.

  19. Greta on August 22, 2011 at 9:52 AM

    They look awesome!! I like wearing my high-waisted jeans with short sweaters and every once in a while, I’ll belt them. But truly Annie– they look fantastic!!

  20. ash on August 22, 2011 at 10:43 AM

    first, you know my vote. :)

    second, my favorite part of this blogpost is the (sorry jeremy) moment.


  21. Lcoop on August 22, 2011 at 10:44 AM

    I absolutely love them. Now go find some flowy silk tops and tuck them in.

    You look amazing in them. :)

  22. JJ on August 22, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    These pants are Steve Urkel? No. But remember Stefan Urquelle?
    That’s more like it…

  23. Nashville Miranda on August 22, 2011 at 12:17 PM


  24. sarah on August 22, 2011 at 1:28 PM

    it would be a sin to not wear them!

  25. Emily E on August 22, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Heck yes! Are you kidding me? You look incredible in those. Totally chic and current but not in an I’m-trying-super-hard-to-be-hip-way.

  26. Mary on August 22, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Absoulutey yes, they look fab!!( Love the red shoes)

  27. Carin on August 22, 2011 at 8:56 PM

    Let’s just say you are no Jessica Simpson.

  28. Dani on August 23, 2011 at 11:51 AM

    I’m all about the high-waist. (It covers mah belly.) :) LOVE THEM.

  29. Katherine M on August 24, 2011 at 12:23 AM

    Add another ‘Yay’ to the pile, Annie. They are gorgeous on you.

  30. Laura May on August 24, 2011 at 6:53 AM

    Those jeans were made for you! Wow!

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