Monday, January 5, 2009

cost saving measures

I seriously deserve a round of applause.

*clap clap clap*

I scored a pair of grey Rich and Skinny straight-leg jeans and a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg jeans by J Brands for about $30 each.

But not only did I find a great deal, I extended my cost saving measures by hemming the jeans myself! Why pay an additional $15 for my tailor to do it when I had all the time in the world last week to do it myself? I figured that if I screwed up, I could turn them into capris or cut offs.

(Fie. Is that a muffin top I spy? Must remind myself to suck it in.)

I was a little nervous being that my first foray into the world of seams yielded me this sleeping beauty. To prepare myself, I watched a couple video on YouTube as a refresher. (YouTube has everything!)

Obviously I'm not so adventurous as to try to keep the original hem, but I did my best and you can hardly tell they're home made!


I'm not sure how to wear my grey jeans but I'm sure I'll figure something out.


Brooke said...

Your post depresses me. I'm officially in a pair of paige maternity jeans. There's no way to make a thick built in waist band hot.


Brooke said...

PS - You look smoke'n in the greys!

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

looooooove rich and skinny!!! yay!