My Skinny Boyfriend











a7_for_all_mankind_7fam_boyfriend_jeans_Ace_hotel_Downtown_Los_angeles_Dtla_Chriselle_Lim_Thechrisellefactor_2Photography by Calvin Lim 

After months of searching for the perfect boyfriend, I think I can proudly say that I found “the one”. He is the perfect balance of casual yet polished, masculine yet feminine, and relaxed yet skinny. Just what I was looking for in a perfect boyfriend….as in my boyfriend JEANS!

I’ve been a long time fan of boyfriend jeans, as they are the most comfortable style to wear, but have always struggled in finding a pair that fit me just right.  You don’t want to take things too literally and wear a pair that is so loose that it actually looks like you have your boyfriend’s jeans, nor do you want a pair that is so slim that it just looks like loose skinnys. As we all know finding that perfect balance, in anything in life, is quite difficult! But it was the day that I met Josef, I mean Josefina ,that I knew I finally found “the one”. The Josephina Skinny Boyfriend jean is roomy through the hips and thigh and tapers through the leg. Perfectly loose on top, and skinny on the bottom.  And because boyfriend jeans are associated with more casual wear I love juxtaposing the look by  pairing it with a glamorous tweed jacket.

It’s hard to believe that spring is just around the corner, but around this time of year I like to do what you call “Spring cleaning” along with stocking up on my basics. 7 For All Mankind’s spring collection is a good summary  of everything that I need for this spring-  a pair of skinnys, boyfriends, flares,  a denim jacket, and denim shorts. And just in case you need help styling your denim here is the much anticipated Coast To Coast video. As i’m in NY as much as I am in LA, I find that my style transforms depending on what city i’m in. I created this video in inspiration of 2 of my favorite cities- LA & NY. Which Coast {style} do you prefer?

It’s been  incredibly exciting working with 7 For All Mankind for the past few months, and I hope you guys have enjoyed the video series as much as I did making them with my team. Just in case you missed out here is  Episode 1  & Episode 2. Make sure you catch up on all 3 episodes (1 , 2, 3 ) , and let me know which one was your fave!




I love your pictures AND your jeans AND your blog hahah, thanks for the inspiration

Emma Jo ( February 11, 2014 at 12:02 PM )

Please tell me where your necklace is from. I love love it!!!

soraya ( February 7, 2014 at 2:13 AM )

Stunning look!! Loving that jacket so much!!

Newborn Fanatic ( February 6, 2014 at 7:28 PM )

Hi Chriselle,

I love this look and created a drawing of it! Hope you can check it out! :)

Carla Chua ( February 6, 2014 at 6:38 AM )

Love this look! I’ve always wanted to try boyfriend jeans but scared of it looking like I’ve put on some weight, hence the baggy jeans. I think picking the right jeans plays a huge part.

This is inspirational. Thanks! :)


Lydia ( February 4, 2014 at 1:57 AM )

    Lydia, It is very tricky but I’ve found with these I don’t have that issue. That’s why I’m so glad I found them. I’m happy you found this inspirational. <3

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM )

The jacket is so cool! Love it!


Anja Skrba ( February 3, 2014 at 6:51 AM )

    Anja, you’re nice! Thanks!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM )

Like very much this look!

Yudresscode ( February 2, 2014 at 11:49 PM )

    =) Thank you!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:25 AM )

Lovin’ this outfit and the hair!

marga ( February 2, 2014 at 12:22 PM )

    Yes I’ve been changing up the hair lately, glad you like it!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM )

Love the chic blazer!


Cynthia ( February 2, 2014 at 12:17 PM )

    Thanks Cynthia, a structured blazer like this is a staple and must have!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM )

Please follow my fashion blog
I’m just starting!!

Elena ( February 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM )

I really love your style, elegant and chic. Support you forever.

Kristy ( February 2, 2014 at 8:16 AM )

    Kristy, thank you thank you!! Lots of <3 to you!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM )

THe building behind is awesome.

Tra Mi ( February 2, 2014 at 4:24 AM )

    I completely agree I just love downtown!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM )

HI Chriselle

Very nice jacket… which goes very good with your jeans.

xoxo Y

Y Park ( February 2, 2014 at 3:57 AM )

    Thank you Y!

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM )

That coat style goes so nice with BF jeans. Love it :)

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C. ( February 2, 2014 at 1:48 AM )

    I love the mix of the tweed and the distressed jeans too! Are you planning on trying this out soon?

    Chriselle ( February 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM )

Love skinny boyfriends! Such a cute look on you!

Kristi ( February 1, 2014 at 7:28 AM )

absolutely adore this casual yet classy look

The Fashion Fraction ( February 1, 2014 at 6:18 AM )

I this look on you! Loving this new hairstyle – classy yet a little playful.

You are a natural blonde!

Inspiration ( February 1, 2014 at 1:57 AM )

The perfect polished look with jeans!!! I love how these boyfriend fit you, I would prefer them a little looser myself, but it’s true that it wouldn’t look so elegant!!!!

Une petite Bruxelloise ( February 1, 2014 at 12:24 AM )

gorgeous outfit!
i really really want a pair

natalie ( January 31, 2014 at 11:38 PM )

You look so edgy and chic, love it!!

Erica M ( January 31, 2014 at 8:24 PM )

Love the tweed jacket on you! Looove it <3
Love, Claire from Vancouver, Canada.

Claire ( January 31, 2014 at 7:03 PM )

I like your paring a tweed with a casual outfit. The entire ensemble is on-point. Also, thanks for the remind to spring clean.

Girlie Blogger ( January 31, 2014 at 5:24 PM )

Your handbag! I must have it! Who is the designer?

Andrea ( January 31, 2014 at 5:12 PM )

love how you paired the boyfriend jean with a tweed jacket!
Spring is indeed around the corner! Today is Chinese New Year, we also call it “Spring Festival”, so happy spring festival Chriselle!

Zijun ( January 31, 2014 at 5:10 PM )

Love this shoot!

Christine ( January 31, 2014 at 5:08 PM )

Where is that jacket from? I have been trying to find one from a brand that is either sold in or ships to Australia.

Amy ( January 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM )

I really like the highlights you did to your hair.

Thanks for the inspiration in this outfit. Who doesn’t have a pair of boyfriend, lady pumps, slouchy t, structured bag? Tweed jacket is a maybe but I bet most self proclaimed fashionista will have one or two in the closet (I have 2, a short and a cropped). :-)

33 ( January 31, 2014 at 2:17 PM )

Loving the ruffled bed-head you’re sporting here Chriselle!



Vivian ( January 31, 2014 at 1:44 PM )

Love the style. Could a plus size person were this style as well?

Yvette Hampton ( January 31, 2014 at 1:07 PM )

love the jacket!!!! and the bag too! :)

iliyana ( January 31, 2014 at 12:17 PM )

    iliyana thanks again love for your comments!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:48 PM )

Hello, I love your blog, and your looks. where is the jacket? thanks

Maria ( January 31, 2014 at 12:14 PM )

    Thank you maria! I’m so happy that you stopped by to check out this post!! xoxo

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM )

Misleading title there……I wasn’t expecting to see a skinny man!! ;)

Jessica Rose ( January 31, 2014 at 12:13 PM )

    haha got ya Jessica, hope you weren’t too disappointed!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM )

I love this outfit and the video! <3

I feel that my style depends on my mood and changes really a lot! So, sometimes it more of a comfy LA style, sometimes it's more sophisticated ;)

Alina Ermilova ( January 31, 2014 at 12:12 PM )

    Alina thanks for watching the video and commenting on this post! I understand how you feel about your outfit depending on your mood I completely agree!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:47 PM )

You’re such an inspiration! x

Kristina Wilde ( January 31, 2014 at 12:01 PM )

    Kristina thank you thats so sweet of you to say!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM )
monkeyshines ( January 31, 2014 at 11:51 AM )

    Such a great combo for a day out like this right?

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM )

    <3 lots of love Hana! Thanks!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM )

Loving your outfit! Great blazer and jeans!

Natali ( January 31, 2014 at 9:46 AM )

    Natali, thanks for the comment love! Hope to see you in my next post!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM )

Such a pretty jacket! Love!

Sabina B ( January 31, 2014 at 9:39 AM )

    Thank you Sabina!! <3

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM )

I have last year’s wash on the skinny boyfriend by 7! My favorite too. It’s not as slouchy as a regular boyfriend but has the same silhouette. You look fantastic and I love the way you styled this look!



Eye Like Fashion ( January 31, 2014 at 9:36 AM )

    I’d love to see those! Yes the silhouette is great isn’t it?

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:45 PM )

had to pin this! I always struggle with brunch outfits and this seems pretty perfect and fitting… now onto the search for the perfect boyfriend… jeans :) xx

Supal {chevrons and éclairs} ( January 31, 2014 at 9:20 AM )

    Supal you have to give these a try the fit was exactly what I needed! I hope these are it for you too and your search could end!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:44 PM )

great look! And I know exactly what you’re talking about! I have trouble finding the perfect boyfriend jeans as well…

Leesa ( January 31, 2014 at 9:19 AM )

    Leesa, Thanks for your sweet comment. Now you don’t have to look very far to find it, these are the one’s for me and maybe for you too!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM )

I just bought my first pair of Josefinas as well and absolutely fell in love, even though my regular size is slightly too large and I should have sized down. Oh well, now I don’t need to worry about shrinking them at least! I love how you paired it with the tweed jacket, it makes the jeans look so much more feminine!

Arielle from Tangled Musings

Arielle ( January 31, 2014 at 9:16 AM )

    Arielle, I’m so glad you understand how great these are! How do you like to wear your jeans? You definitely have to try this mix!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:43 PM )

I love this outfit, just as the video! These jeans fit you so good! :D

Tanya Sc ( January 31, 2014 at 9:04 AM )

    Tanaya I’m so glad you like this post and the video! These jeans are everything! Best fit by far!

    Chriselle ( January 31, 2014 at 12:41 PM )


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