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!

Hardly.

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

3 comments:

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.

None.

Brooke said...

PS - You look smoke'n in the greys!

Diabolina Da Fashionista said...

looooooove rich and skinny!!! yay!