Madewell High-Waisted Wide-Leg Jeans! (& Link Up!)

May 18, 2017

When Nordstrom had triple-point rewards at the beginning of the month, I wanted to treat myself to something a little different, so I thought I’d try this new high-waist wide-leg cropped silhouette! Well, I use the term “new” loosely of course … more of a 70’s throwback, right?

Jeans – Madewell High Rise Crop /Shoes – Donald J. Pliner  Ellis /Sunglasses – Illesteva /Sweater –Old Navy  /Bag – Old – Love this Lodis leather tote /Watch – Daniel Wellington Classic Petite /Earrings –Nordstrom hoops

Are they flattering?

Well, it depends on your shape of course. I certainly admit they aren’t the *most* flattering cut for a pear shape like me. But I feel very cute in them, so there’s that! Honestly, my husband said they look “weird.” But you know … men.

How can I wear them?

These jeans have lots of versality. I styled them with one of my go-to combinations, black and white with pops of red. I plan to dress them up for date night with some sassy heels or booties. They also would totally work with flip flops or sneakers for a Saturday casual look.  And best of all, I think they will transition right from spring to summer to fall perfectly.  I’m already planning an fall outfit with knee high boots and a ribbed turtleneck sweater!

Outfit Details & Shopping Links

Jeans – Madewell High Rise Crop / Shoes – Donald J. Pliner  Ellis / Sunglasses – Illesteva / Sweater –

Old Navy  / Bag – Old – Love this Lodis leather tote / Watch – Daniel Wellington Classic Petite /

Earrings –Nordstrom hoops

Featured Look from Last Week’s Link Up:

Loving Shelly of The Queen in Between in this fresh and fun combo!


And last but not least, the winner of the Winkwood sunglasses giveaway is ….

Christy R!

Didn’t win this time?  Remember you can still get 30% off with code FASHIONSHOULDBEFUN …!!

Enjoy the weekend …. and bring on the weekend!!!


Dawn Lucy


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  • Reply jacqui May 18, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I really like these jeans, but my hubby isn’t a fan of them either!! I’d still like to get a pair anyway – lol. Jacqui

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Haha … yeah I don’t think they scream “sexy”!! ;P

  • Reply Lisa May 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I like these jeans, but not on me. They don’t flatter my figure at all. I’ve given up trying! I like how you’ve styled them though. xx

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      They aren’t too flattering on me either, but yeah, sometimes I just want to wear something anyway!! ;P

  • Reply Mica May 18, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I love the red accessories with them! 🙂 Culottes aren’t for me in any fabric as I’m petite but some people (like yourself!) really rock them.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Mica! 🙂

  • Reply Rena May 18, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    An oldie but a goodie, right? Those jeans are a nice change of pace and you look great. Thanks for hosting and starting off a fun weekend.


    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:45 pm

      Thanks Rena! 🙂

  • Reply Terri Gardner May 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I would have to try on a pair and judge because i don’t think I have ever tried a pair on……..will have to go find some and find out!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      I bet they would be cute on you! 🙂

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker May 18, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I think you look very cute in them! I have been considering a pair myself! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:46 pm

      You would rock them for sure! 😉

  • Reply Andrea@WellnessNotes May 18, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    I like the pants! They are fun & you look great! My husband doesn’t “get” anything but “regular” length pants and shape either… 😉

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm

      Haha … husbands are funny! ;P

  • Reply Joi @InMyJoi May 18, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Classically fabulous!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Thanks!! 🙂

  • Reply jodie filogomo May 18, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I think it’s nice to have different silhouettes, Dawn. It’s no different than my longer midi dress, and I thought I should shorten it, but everyone else liked the length!!
    Besides, if/when you get tired of them, you could always shorten them!!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 18, 2017 at 3:47 pm

      Yeah it’s fun to experiment, right?! 😀

  • Reply Emma Peach May 18, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I love the jeans! I’ve been looking for some cropped flare jeans. I really like how you’ve styled yours with the red mules and striped top.

    Emma xxx

  • Reply Marta May 18, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I don’t think many people can pull off this style of jean but they look great on you!

  • Reply Jennie May 18, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    Aren’t you the cutest thing carrying off this trendy look?! I love it and styled perfectly. I envy you ladies with long legs!

  • Reply Debbie Stinedurf May 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Lol…men, sometimes they just don’t get it! I think you look fabulous my friend. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Shelly May 18, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Ahhh…..I’m heading into Friday feeling so lucky to be featured here!! Thank you so much sweet lady. Day…made!

    • Reply Dawn Lucy May 20, 2017 at 4:23 am

      Well-deserved! Loved this fun fresh combo!! 🙂

  • Reply Christine B. May 18, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    I think these high wide pants are the perfect cut for you! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Susan May 18, 2017 at 7:27 pm

    Well I think they look adorable on you and you styled them perfectly!
    XO Susan

  • Reply Monika Faulkner May 18, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Don’t give your hubby’s comment a second thought, dearest Dawn…these wide-leg cropped jeans are fantastic!! I love the way you styled them with your striped top and cherry-red mules today (the perfect spring look!) and I agree – they’ll be just as chic in the summer with sandals and for fall with ankle boots!! You go, denim diva!! 😀

  • Reply Anna Marcus May 18, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    You styled them perfectly, these jeans a lot of fun to be worn in many ways. Love them

  • Reply Nancy Baten May 19, 2017 at 12:16 am

    You are the perfect model for these culotte! And those mules…. wonderfull! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb May 19, 2017 at 3:07 am

    I’m ALL for the cropped wide leg trousers/jeans, Dawn Lucy! Especially love them with the cute mules… That’s my kind of easy summer dressing 🙂

    Thank you for the link up, have a great weekend!

    Catherine x

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge May 19, 2017 at 3:53 am

    Love how you styled these cute new jeans of yours! The classic striped tee is perfect with them. My hubby is just like yours when it comes to new trends. Lol! Thanks for the link up!

  • Reply Pamela Lutrell May 19, 2017 at 4:17 am

    Love those red shoes! Thanks for the link up, Dawn. Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Amy Arnold May 19, 2017 at 4:21 am

    I have these and love them. they look great on you!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Jill May 19, 2017 at 4:27 am

    Those jeans are the cutest and look great on you! Love the pops of red!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply Erica Valentin May 19, 2017 at 5:45 am

    Such a cute look on you! Love the color pops of the shoes and bag too!

    Erica Valentin

  • Reply Amy May 19, 2017 at 5:49 am

    ha-ha! Husbands don’t like it whenever we wear something a little different. I’m not a fan of the pants. I tried on a pair myself and I just thought I looked ridiculous. But I always love them on everyone else. I really love your shoes!

  • Reply Lanae Bond May 19, 2017 at 6:21 am

    You look stylish in your new look! I love your stripe top and mules. This look would be perfect for Memorial Day and Fourth of July.

  • Reply jess jannenga May 19, 2017 at 7:38 am

    I dont wear jeans as much as dresses, but think they look great on you. its fun to try a new styl e and I love the red mules with the look!
    jess xx

  • Reply Elise May 19, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Madewell has the best denim! I love these cropped wide leg jeans on you. Such a pretty look!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply Stephanie May 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

    love this outfit!! SO cute! the wide leg culottes are so cute!!!

  • Reply Laura May 19, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Those jeans are fabulous on you!

  • Reply Mary May 19, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    I’m personally really loving this silhouette right now. No doubt about it, the cut just feels fresh and modern. You look amazing in yours and I especially like them with classic striped t-shirt and the red accessories. Very fun!


  • Reply Jessica May 19, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    I think this style looks great on you! I really hope I can still fit in my wide leg crop jeans after baby. I love this style!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  • Reply Ruth May 19, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I love these pants. Madewell has an amazing fit and you look fabulous in them. I agree with the turtleneck for Fall. Great investment!

  • Reply Cheryl Tucker May 20, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I love your pants and I have been looking for some like these. They are kind of like culottes! Thanks for stopping Ladies Who Link Up! Peace!
    Cheryl Tucker

  • Reply Paulina May 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Red and black/white stripes will always be my favorite combo! I’m obsessed with every single piece you shared in this post!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

  • Reply Jackie May 21, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Looking so fabulous in your high waisted denim and I love the way you styled them!

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Jackie May 22, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    I’m in love with your mules they look great paired with your fab cropped denim!
    Hope you’re having a great start to the week!

    xo, Jackie

  • Reply Anuj Agarwal May 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Hi Dawn,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Fashion Should Be Fun has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 30 Fashion Over 40 Blogs on the web.

    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of Top 30 Fashion Over 40 Blogs on the internet and I’m honored to have you as part of this!

    Also, you have the honor of displaying the badge on your blog.


  • Reply Mary Colleen May 24, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    I love this style of pants! I was very skeptical of them at first but I’ve really grown to like them! This is the perfect comfy outfit in my opinion.


  • Reply Ada May 26, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I have been meaning to add some cropped raw hem culotte jeans and I love yours. The cherry woodsy accessories here are my most favorite though. Love the sunnies and mules, Dawn Lucy!

    Welcome by and join my new linkup from this week. It just went so share your beautiful style. Thanks, Ada. =)

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