A little Chicago pride today (Chicago is where we -Mollie & Erin – were roommates after college) as we feature Henry & Belle denim. Henry & Belle is based right here in Chicago, and I implore you to read about how this company came to be. It’s a love story starring two real people, Henry & Belle. Doesn’t get better than that!
My own love story with Henry & Belle is this: I’ve been seeing Henry & Belle in local Chicago press in the recent months, and have come across them at a few great boutiques (namely Bop of Shopbop in Madison, WI – my alma mater). The stretchiness seemed sublime, and I have loved their colored denim options. So……I got in touch with them recently as I was tapped to feature some of my Chicago fashion favorites for an upcoming Chicago Sun Times article.
I heard back from them within minutes, and Megan of Henry & Belle couldn’t be more awesome. As soon as we started chatting, it was like we’d been working in the industry together for years! She sent me a few pair to try on, all while insisting she send me a size smaller than I usually buy because most women can go down a size. I was NOT SO SURE about this, as after having 2 children, there are areas of me that are just not the same – i.e. my waist!!!!!!
However I must say – I was completely and utterly pleasantly surprised! The size down does fit me, and perfectly! I LOVE THEM! Who doesn’t love a smaller size?! Find me that woman and i’ll sit down and have a talk with her. The fit really is SUBLIME, and as I’ve tried them on for a few friends and my husband the verdict is in: Henry & Belle denim is my new favorite.
Lucky for all of you, Style Spies is partnering with Henry & Belle and is doing a giveaway. Starting today. Yippee!
If you win, you will get to choose ONE of these two pairs to have for yourself- for FREE!
First up: The Micro Flare in Pure Indigo.
Here are the deets: The Micro Flare is a maximum stretch jean that is form-fitting from the waist down with a flare from the calf down. This style is a subtle, softer take on the flare jean. It has a straight waistband, which sits below the waist. 5-pocket styling.
And here I am in my Micro Flare – just to give you an idea what they look like on a person who is not a size 24. ;-) My take is that they’re SUPER slimming and very comfortable. Not too much flare and just slim enough in the leg.
2nd Choice: the Super Skinny Ankle in Addison, retailing at $150
Details on this style: The Super Skinny Ankle is a cropped form-fitting second-skin style jean. Universally flattering ankle length does not need hemming. It has a straight waistband, which sits below the waist. Faux front pockets for a smoother fit.
Me in my super skinny ankle – Addison wash……I REALLY love the fit and color on these. They’re the perfect light wash (but not too light) and hit exactly where they should on your ankle. Also – they don’t stretch out. Yes, it’s true. No baggy butt. Hallelujah!
What do you have to do to enter this great giveaway?
(U.S. Citizens only)
For entry, you must:
1. Like Henry & Belle on Facebook. Click HERE.
2. Like Style Spies on Facebook. Click HERE.
3. Comment on THIS BLOG POST as to which denim style you’d choose and WHY, and that you’ve liked both of us on Facebook. Also please leave us an email address or way to contact you if you win!
For an extra entry:
1. Follow Henry & Belle on Instagram. Instagram name: henryandbelle. On Gramfeed, click HERE. Then comment AGAIN on this post and let us know you’re following henryandbelle on Instagram.
This giveaway will run from today, July 11, 2013 through next Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Midnight. Winner will be announced the 17th.
Let the commentary and contest begin! We’re so excited to introduce this amazing line of denim to you….
Signing off in Style,
Mollie & Erin