Tuesday, September 17, 2019
My long time (one year!) readers probably already know that I have a slight obsession with a certain brand…
Matilda Jane – the brand we normally think of for little girls.
No, I do not have a daughter. I only stumbled across this brand for women through Andrea of Momfessionals blog. She does have a daughter. She had a reason to shop MJ! I thought the pants looked cute on her and she is tiny. I am not tiny. So, I saw her wear them on her blog and forgot about them right way, but then…
Enter one of my favorite consignment stores in Louisville – Sassy Fox. I was in the shop a few months later (this was last fall) and they had a small rack of Matilda Jane for women with tags still on them. I found my first pair that day and I have worn the heck out of them! I have washed them probably 40 times! They are a dark olive color and they are slightly cropped with a fun flowery detail on the bottom. I think I paid $18 and the normal cost is around $59 for a pair of pants. I get compliments every time I wear them – no joke!
This brand is normally sold by a trunk keeper from their home. My consignment store must have had a former trunk keeper unload their wares. So, they are not the easiest to find but you can order them full price from the website or check to see if there is a Facebook person near you, check your local consignment stores, or check ebay. I think $59 for a pair of pants that you will wear a ton is reasonable.
I love that they are elastic waist and super comfortable and that they are unique. Now, they are not the right style for everyone, but the quality is superb, in my opinion. The only thing I do not appreciate is the giant label on them but I can overlook that.
I have found three more pairs at my consignment store for less than $20 each, bought three from a Facebook seller for less than $20 each, and then I did purchase three pairs full price. Some of their pants are not ruffle at the bottom. That is not the only style they have. So, my MJ collection is pretty extensive a year after my first purchase.
You will see me wear a pair of these pants at least once a week. I really love them. I may look back at photos in a few years and wonder what I was thinking, but I am o.k. with that for the enjoyment I get out of them now.
First olive pair again:
Black pair on left (full price) and navy pair (consignment) on right:
Light moss color cropped above.
What do you think? Do you have any experience with this company?
Thanks for reading,
P.S. – I am noticing other brands doing this type of ruffle bottom and maybe it is the 70s style that is making a big comeback!