Skinny Jeans… Literally.

dl 1961 florence jeans

Happy Monday! Hope you had a lovely weekend. It finally started to feel like spring yesterday (50 degrees!!) and I was on CLOUD NINE. So let’s hope that sticks around!

I posted a little teaser about these jeans on Instagram last night because I just couldn’t wait to share them! They’re the most flattering skinny jeans I’ve worn… Seriously! And there’s a chance for you to win a pair at the end of this post. 🙂

dl 1961 denim

DL1961 is a premium denim brand that started in New York City in 2008. Needless to say, I love the brand’s NYC heritage! I’d been hearing about DL1961 denim more frequently over the last few months, but I had never gotten around to trying them out. (If you’re anything like me, jean shopping usually isn’t the funnest of occasions and typically ends in me wanting to go to the gym for three days straight.) Anyways, it was perfect timing when Meghan reached out to me and asked if I would team up with her to do a little giveaway with DL1961. My coworker was raving about the brand just the day before so I happily obliged!

When I was flipping through the DL1961 website, I was majorly intrigued by their Instasculpt collection. I think it’s safe to say we all have a few pounds we wish didn’t exist, right? Right. While all of their spring collection looked fabulous, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a pair of their Florence skinny jeans. I went went the Byron color and I couldn’t be happier!

striped jacket zara

For starters, I feel like the color is perfect! The little-bit-lighter shade of blue is great for the warmer weather that’s on the horizon, but it can definitely be worn year round. (Heck, I wear white jeans when there’s snow on the ground so I think almost everything is appropriate year-round these days.)

However, if you’re in the market for a super spring-y pair of jeans, you have to check out this floral pair. I am in L-O-V-E. White jeans and printed jeans have a tendency to widen your lower half, but this pair also happens to be in the Instasculpt material. Win, win!

I know I’ve gotten a few emails from readers asking about flattering white jeans (I know it can be tough!), and while I haven’t personally tried the DL1961 white denim yet, I would definitely recommend trying their white Instasculpt pair!

dl 1961 sculpting jeans

But the fit, you guys. The fit is the! The perfect amount of stretch to suck you in, but it doesn’t leave you feeling restricted at all. So comfortable! And they truly don’t lose their shape!

Meghan also styled a pair of jeans from the spring collection… the Emma jeans! Be sure to head over to Wit & Whimsy to see her look, too. I think the Emma’s are my next pair!

But you don’t have to take our words for it because we’re both giving away a pair of DL1961 jeans! That’s right, Meghan will pick one winner and I will pick one winner. If you’re chosen, you’ll have your choice of denim from the New Arrivals. Make sure you enter below and also on Meghan’s post to double your chances of winning!

DL1961 Florence Instasculpt Denim in Byron c/o
Otte Blouse
Zara Jacket (old, similar here, here, here, here, & here)
Steve Madden Booties (also available here)
Loren Hope Bracelets
Karen Walker Sunglasses
Capwell + Co Tassel Necklace (sold out, similar here)
Capwell + Co Pearl Front-Back Earrings

Entering the giveaway is super easy… Just use the widget below! For an extra entry, leave a comment at the end of this post and tell me which pair you’d pick!

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Oh, and lets talk sizing for a second because I know you’re wondering! I stuck with my normal denim size (27) for these. The Florence style is super stretchy so they fit perfectly. No sizing up required!

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  1. 3.9.15
    Meagan McBee commented:

    Please pick me!!

  2. 3.9.15
    Emma commented:

    These jeans are so flattering!

  3. 3.9.15

    How do the sizes run? Are they true to size? I want to try a pair!

  4. 3.9.15
    Rena commented:

    Oh, although I never heard from this brand I would love to try it as you look perfect in them!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. 3.9.15
    Lindsey commented:

    Always looking for a great fitting jean!

  6. 3.9.15
    Anna commented:

    I hope I win!

  7. 3.9.15
    Lynsey commented:

    I would pick Emma in Bloom.!

  8. 3.9.15
    Shana commented:

    I dig the Rileys and the Bardots!

  9. 3.9.15
    Whitney jarvis commented:

    Would LOVE a great fitting pair of white jeans!!

  10. 3.9.15

    The jeans look amazing!

    xo, Laura

  11. 3.9.15
    Nicole commented:

    Would love to try to Instasculpts in a lighter denim for spring and summer!

  12. 3.9.15
    Mallory H. commented:

    I love the pair you are wearing! Nice color!

  13. 3.9.15
    Rachel J commented:

    I would love the EXACT pair you are wearing! So so slimming!

  14. 3.9.15
    Jahlieh commented:

    I ADORE your blog. Your balance between dressy and casual chic are exactly what fashion should be. Hope I win these ah-mazing jeans! 🙂

  15. 3.9.15
    Dana commented:

    Been looking for some new jeans – can’t wait to try them!

  16. 3.9.15
    Lindsay commented:

    I would love the pair you featured! They look awesome!

  17. 3.9.15
    Jenny commented:

    I have the Emma jeans in dark purple and LOVE them, I def need the distressed pair as well

  18. 3.9.15

    This outfit is so so cute. In love with the necklace! You are right this is the perfect shade of blue for all seasons! 🙂 -alex

    skyscrapers & palm trees

  19. 3.9.15
    Annick N commented:

    I love the cut of the Florence you picked out, but I’d go with the Dixie color!

  20. 3.9.15
    Natali commented:

    You look fantastic in this outfit! Your jeans fit you perfectly and that blazer is so cute.

  21. 3.9.15
    Sarah commented:

    I just got the Emma DL’s last weekend. They are awesome! Great thing about DL denim is that they dont stretch out. The way they fit when you buy them will be the way they fit always.

  22. 3.9.15
    Moira commented:

    These jeans are so so cute! I love the Florence in the Monroe color. So flattering!
    The jeans look great on you!


  23. 3.9.15
    Lindsay commented:

    Phenomenal jeans!

  24. 3.9.15
    Stephanie commented:

    I’d like to win this pair: Coco-Curvy Straight in Flicka

  25. 3.9.15
    Tamar commented:

    Been dying to try these!

  26. 3.9.15
    Jamie commented:

    Love this look! That jacket is so cute. Thanks for sharing so many similar links 🙂


  27. 3.9.15
    annie commented:

    I would love any of the skinny or jegging pairs

  28. 3.9.15
    Katie Nelson commented:

    These jeans look great on you! I am two weeks away from my due date, and looking forward to getting back in to non-maternity clothes!

  29. 3.9.15
    lauren commented:

    I went to a yoga class last fall that DL1961 put on in collaboration with a local upscale department store and the instructors all wore these jeans DURING class! I’ve been wanting to try them ever since…that byron wash is spot on, but also think the thornton looks awesome.

  30. 3.9.15
    Joanna Baker commented:

    Love these jeans!! I like the color you have =) Fingers crossed I win a pair!!
    ~Joanna <3

  31. 3.9.15
    Laura commented:

    Absolutely love the wash! They look great!

  32. 3.9.15
    Christina C. commented:

    I love the pair you are featuring!!

  33. 3.9.15
    Amanda commented:

    I love so many of the styles! I think I’d have to go with an instasculpt pair–really liking the look of the Florence in Pacific. Would definitely be a hard choice!

  34. 3.9.15
    Kacie commented:

    I’d love to try those instasculpt jeans too!

  35. 3.9.15
    Tamara commented:

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks so much! And cute outfit today 🙂

  36. 3.9.15

    I’d probably go with the same style you have on but in the Warner color. I need a new pair of really dark jeans!

  37. 3.9.15
    Liv commented:

    I can’t express how exited I am for the 50 degree weather this week. Can’t wait to get outside and take some photos for my blog. Great outfit!


  38. 3.9.15
    Christine Oldridge commented:

    I’d love to win the same style that you got! 🙂 Looks great!

  39. 3.9.15
    Katie commented:

    I’d love to try the white pair!

  40. 3.9.15
    Bryn commented:

    These jeans look amazing on both you and Meghan! I want FLORENCE

  41. 3.9.15
    Madison Martine commented:

    Those jeans look so cute and comfy! Love this entire outfit!

    Madison Martine

  42. 3.9.15
    Kylie commented:

    I would definitely try the white pair with the intrasculpt! The jeans look AMAZING on you!

    xo Kylie

  43. 3.9.15
    madison commented:

    this is so great! i am currently in the market for some new jeans (the airline lost my luggage…with all my jeans in it haha) so this recommendation/give away couldn’t have come at a more perfect time!


    • 3.9.15
      madison commented:

      oops! forgot to mention, i would probably select the same exact pair you have on now! looks like the perfect color!

  44. 3.9.15
    Janiece commented:

    These jeans look so great on you! I would probably pick the same ones you have. They really are the perfect color!

  45. 3.9.15
    Wishes & Reality commented:

    Obsessed with the jacket! What a great transitional piece!


  46. 3.9.15
    alexa commented:

    i love the Emma in Byron or the instasculp Florence in Heath!

  47. 3.9.15
    Jaclyn Mims commented:

    Love the pair you are wearing!

  48. 3.9.15
    Marlise commented:

    The pair your are wearing look great! I like Florence in Byron and Thornton.

  49. 3.9.15
    Briggs commented:

    I like the Florence in Prinia or Milk. I have a serious denim obsession and would be so pumped to add a pair from DL1961 to my closet!!

  50. 3.9.15
    Maddy commented:

    Those floral ones are SO CUTE! I love the little bit of edge that the zipper brings out!

  51. 3.9.15
    Casey Edmondson commented:

    The ones you have on are so great for year round! Always need new flattering jeans!

  52. 3.9.15
    Emily Mantz commented:

    Love these jeans! I would love the white pair or the super cute floral pair you linked. Too fun for spring!


  53. 3.9.15
    Kate Hellige commented:

    These jeans look great! I’d love to win the white pair with the intrasculpt!

  54. 3.9.15
    Sam commented:

    The Florence in Byron are my favorite! Could definitely use a jean like this after my baby arrives in a few weeks!

  55. 3.9.15
    irene commented:

    love the jeans! seriously look amazing!


  56. 3.9.15
    Vanessa commented:

    Love it!! I would definitely try out the Florence style!!! 🙂

  57. 3.9.15
    Alaina Shea commented:

    Dang, girl! You look good!! (as always (; ) But seriously, love the jeans – the color is so nice!

  58. 3.9.15
    Massiel commented:

    Would love to try an Emma pair!

  59. 3.9.15

    Definitely need a slimming pair of jeans.

  60. 3.9.15
    Alyssa DeCamp commented:

    Love the jeans, always wanted a pair of DL1961. Would love the Florence, but maybe in a darker wash 🙂

  61. 3.9.15
    Morgan Apfel commented:

    Tough choice..but I think you picked the perfect everyday pair, I would definitely go with the Florence Byron also. I need a new pair of jeans in the worst way!!!

  62. 3.9.15
    Brooke commented:

    DL1961 are very flattering! I just received a new job and am planning on buying myself a new pair of jeans to celebrate! These are definite contenders.

  63. 3.9.15
    Alyssa commented:

    I really like the ones you picked but I think I’d probably go for a darker wash, or maybe try out a pair of the white Florence skinny jeans!

    Ladies at the Bar

  64. 3.9.15
    Don commented:

    I like the Florence in Prinia or Byron. I have a serious denim obsession and would be so pumped to add a pair from DL1961 to my closet!! I have the Florence in Warner and Emma Legging

  65. 3.9.15
    Erin G commented:

    Love these jeans!!

  66. 3.9.15
    Paige commented:

    I have been looking for a new brand of jeans for a while now! Hoping to try these out!!

  67. 3.9.15
    Tarah commented:

    I like the Amanda – the skinny jeans – in milk.

  68. 3.9.15
    Kim Pincombe Cole commented:

    I love love love the EMMA skinny jeans in DOVE…

  69. 3.9.15
    Jordan commented:

    i would love a destructed pair for summer!!

  70. 3.9.15
    Jenessa commented:

    I’m always on the look for the elusive great-fitting pair of jeans. Those look fab on you! I would love the same style.

  71. 3.9.15
    melissa commented:

    Those jeans look great on you!

  72. 3.9.15
    The Yuppie Files commented:

    I’ve been dying for a flattering pair of white jeans!

  73. 3.9.15
    Megan Davis commented:

    I would love to win any of the Instasculpt pairs. Thanks for the giveaway!

  74. 3.9.15
    Rachael commented:

    I’m using the changing seasons as an excuse to sort through and update my wardrobe, and as a result realized that I’ve never owned any quality denim. Here’s hoping!

  75. 3.9.15
    Sam commented:

    Love this whole outfit! That jacket is too cute! And I will definitely have to try out these jeans. After all is there anything worse than jean shopping? Probably not.

    Savvy City Chic

  76. 3.9.15
    Elisabeth commented:

    These jeans look so great on you- I’d love to try a pair!

  77. 3.9.15
    lynn commented:

    DL jeans are my favorite brand!! They don’t stretch out like other brands. I would love the Amanda in milk. 🙂

  78. 3.9.15
    Alaina Weise commented:

    I’m in need of more favorite pairs of jeans! I usually have one dark wash skinny pair and I’d love to add another to my everyday collection!

  79. 3.9.15
    Dana commented:

    Florence in milk! Thanks for the giveaway – love your blog!

  80. 3.9.15
    Adrianne commented:

    Loving the Emma!!

  81. 3.9.15

    By the looks of it, I need to be checking out DL1961 cause I do love a good fitting pair of denim!

    Josh – The Kentucky Gent

  82. 3.9.15
    Eloise commented:

    Love love love that jacket!

    I’ve been searching for the perfect pair of white jeans – I think the Angel in Swift may be the one!

  83. 3.9.15
    Geneva commented:

    Being a teacher, I am only allowed to wear jeans on Fridays (and of course the weekend;)). However, I strive to have jeans that fit nicely, so when I wear them to work, I still look professional!

  84. 3.9.15
    Kayla D commented:

    This might be one of my favorite outfits from you! It’s simple and easy, but looks so pulled together! Love it!

    Eat Play Dress

  85. 3.9.15
    Greta Hollar commented:

    I love your style! If your readers want to follow someone with similar style visit Thanks!

  86. 3.9.15
    taylor commented:

    The Florence – can’t decide which wash yet!

  87. 3.9.15
    Lauren Nakagawa commented:

    Great fit, I love that wash too. Happy spring everyone! –

  88. 3.9.15
    Chioma commented:

    those jeans are indeed fabulous on you! the perfect shade and fit 🙂

    C’s Evolution of Style

  89. 3.9.15
    Mary Linn commented:

    Eek! This would be just what I need to try out to the world of white skinny jeans. So scary! Instasculpt Florence!

  90. 3.9.15
    Karen Wu commented:

    wow those jeans look amazing in you! I’d love to try a pair. The Byron wash looks perfect!

  91. 3.9.15
    Jasmine Riley commented:

    Hi! Love your style and super inspirational blog!

    I am just about to have my first baby (a little girl) and am already thinking about all of the fabulous outfits I can’t wait to get back into post-pregnancy! I think a pair of super flattering jeans are a must and was planning to invest in a new pair anyhow to help me feel my best after the baby arrives. This brand sounds perfect and they look incredible on you! I think I would go with the Florence (also love the style name because this is where my husband and I got married!) in Byron… Such a classic look.

    Winning this giveaway would make my (and baby’s) day!

  92. 3.10.15
    Andrea Darst commented:

    I’ve dreamed of owning a pair of these amazing jeans! I love Coco in Milk and Joy in Nirvana!

  93. 3.10.15
    Marcela Hernandez commented:

    To be honest I don’t have too many jeans because I never find the right one for my shape and the skinny jeans are often so tight when they look good and uncomfortable I would love to win this .

  94. 3.10.15
    Lihau Godden commented:

    Live the floral pair for spring!

  95. 3.10.15
    Lindsay commented:

    Love the idea of InstaSculpt! Need a pair of these in my life

    • 3.10.15
      Don commented:

      Lindsay the InstaScuplt are the best fitting jean ever. Never looses the shape and the denim is soft and comfortable. Highly recommend you get a pair or 2

  96. 3.10.15
    Amy commented:

    No doubt about it, the Florence InstaSculpt! Love the entire outfit in this post.

  97. 3.10.15
    Meg Schneider commented:

    I would love to try the Paris wash <3
    xoxo Meg of An Affair of Character

  98. 3.10.15
    Keeley commented:

    I love the pair that you are wearing!

  99. 3.10.15
    Erin Strom commented:

    Distressed Emma!!

  100. 3.10.15
    J commented:

    Those jeans are so flattering and look super cute!

  101. 3.10.15
    Doris B commented:

    These are so cute! Always on the lookout for good jeans!

  102. 3.10.15
    Peggy commented:

    Ooooh! The Emma’s in white for sure! Super cute!

  103. 3.10.15
    Zoe Hoover commented:

    I love the color of the jeans. Such a nice warm blue for spring! I also love the way the jeans seem to hug the body, very flattering!

  104. 3.10.15
    Elena commented:

    I love the look of the InstaSculpts! I have one other pair of DL1961’s but haven’t been able to wear them yet, I was paralyzed just over 2 years ago by a rare syndrome and through all the PT have made it out of a bed than a wheelchair now I use either a walker or Lofstrand crutches.

  105. 3.11.15
    Sara commented:

    Desperate for a pair of jeans that actually fits my weirdo body!!! I love the Florence in Prinia!

  106. 3.11.15
    Andi commented:

    I;m always looking for the perfect pair of skinny jeans. I think I would go with what you are wearing: Florence Instasculpt Skinny.

  107. 3.11.15
    Stephanie McGinley commented:

    Thanks for a great giveaway! These jeans look great on you! I’d love a pair too….

  108. 3.11.15
    Danielle commented:

    I’m loving the Elodie style!

  109. 3.11.15
    Mary W commented:

    I am in love with the Joy Garland. 98% shape retention!

  110. 3.11.15
    Yaz commented:

    Loving the concept of these jeans! Anything to suck in and tighten is right up my alley.

  111. 3.11.15
    Kaitlyn commented:

    These are gorgeous! I am in the market for some new jeans and everything from the wash to the style is just right with these. Great giveaway:)

  112. 3.11.15
    Juliana commented:

    I really want a pair of these! Have been eyeing them for a while on Piperlime!!

  113. 3.11.15
    Nicole commented:

    These sound like the perfect pair of jeans!!


  114. 3.11.15
    Ashley Funk commented:

    I love DL1961 jeans! I have never found a brand that fits better. I love the pair you are wearing!

  115. 3.11.15
    Kris T. commented:

    Thanks for the notes on sizing, that’s always super helpful! The Emma jeans are my favorite.

  116. 3.12.15
    Susan P. commented:

    I would get the Cindy Maxwell.

  117. 3.12.15
    Kaci commented:

    I love the pair you’re wearing! Love the color and they are so flattering!

  118. 3.12.15
    Patricia Caradonna commented:

    I would love to win the Poppy cropped trouser Brett in black #2572.

  119. 3.12.15
    Sarah commented:

    Just recently started following your blog. Love your style and comments!! These jeans look great and I would love to try a pair. Skinny jeans are my go-to!

  120. 3.13.15
    Diana commented:

    I would go for the Bardot High-Rise Cropped in Flatiron!

  121. 3.13.15
    Dana commented:

    I’d get the Florence in Cricket or the Amanda in Seville!

  122. 3.20.15
    Don commented:

    Who won the jeans?

    • 3.20.15
      Jessica Sturdy commented:

      Lynn S — It’s displayed in the widget above!