The pinner zeroed in on her pants and had labeled the pin "boyfriend jeans!" which I actually thought was inaccurate. I, too, had great appreciation for the lower half of her ensemble, but in my opinion boyfriend jeans are all slouchy and what not.
I did, however, have the perfect pair of pants to transform into these beauties and *they* were indeed boyfriend jeans. I bought them nearly two years ago and was completely enamored with them in the store. Generally I believe in trying clothes on pre-purchase. In fact, I *always* try them on before I buy them, so I have to assume that I bought them in spite of their appearance.
I'll save you from being exposed to the "before" picture of what these looked like on it. It was not pretty. Not at all.
Every single time I went to wear them, I had the same thought. These would look much better on my best friend.
Stephanie was *made* for boyfriend jeans, and all things adorable and androgynous. It's a gift.
I have a rather curvy bum for my petite frame... so I just look bizarre. It was all easily solved when I came across this pin, though! A little alteration (extremely simple- even for beginners!) and these are totally wearable now!
(1) Measure it. Optional. I just guestimated, because that's how I roll. Either put them on inside out and have someone pin the excess material OR put them on and pinch them to see how much needs to go. Be sure to pinch in multiple places- you may need two inches at the inner thighs but only 1 inch at the knees. A good rule would be to pinch at the crotch area, the mid-thigh, the knee, and the calve.
(4) Wear it. I paired them with all kinds of items... but those brown shoes were in bad shape. I was very struck by their appearance when we went out to take pictures... as you can see. They were super distracting. My mom made that headpiece for our wedding rehearsal. I love it. Maybe it'll be a tutorial some day.
Ok, well I have a crazy busy day... so I'm off! Hoping to get it all done today so that I can take a walk with my sweet boy in the evening. Spring, summer and fall were made for taking walks in the evening with lovers. Winter was made for death.
I hate winter.
Have a wonderful day- special birthday wishes go out to my sister-cousin, Kimberly! I've always called her sister-cousin because I love her so much. We spent a lot of time together as children. For a long, long time she, my brother and I were the only grandchildren and we bonded really well. We didn't get another grandchild after me for an entire decade (Holla, Kristen!). SO- happy birthday, K! I love you to pieces and will always appreciate how you have spoken into and encouraged my life.