Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Denim Milestone

I broke out of my super deal-finder persona this weekend to achieve a denim milestone... my first pair of FANCY jeans.

For the last few years, I've coveted my girlfriends' 7 For All Mankind, Paper, Citizens of Humanity and Joe's jeans. I have wanted to buy a pair but haven't been able to justify it (either I didn't like the size I was, didn't want to spend $160, couldn't find a fit that I loved, etc.). I also realize that I've paid $20-$40 for about 12 pairs of jeans in the last two years that I haven't loved. I'm no math major, but this tells me that my so-so jeans have cost me more than a really great pair.

Well, this weekend, while helping my Aunt Vera (of VeryVera fame) out at Costco, I saw something that made me do a double take: a table of original bootcut fit 7 For All Mankind jeans... for $96! (FYI, ladies, I was at the Mall of Georgia Costco Foods in Buford, Georgia.) It was a little more work than trying a pair on at Macy's ("little more work" = no fitting room, had to buy a few sizes to try on in the bathroom, returned the ones that didn't fit) but totally worth it. That's like 30-40% off retail!

I was a little perplexed about what size to buy (did I want a pair that fit exactly right from the get-go? Or did I need a pair that was a little snug, knowing they would loosen up a little as I wore them?). I ended up with the slightly more snug pair and feel I made the right decision. P.s. the length is great for me because I'm tall (5'8) but even having to hem a pair of $96 7's would be worth it.

Doing jean-loosening stretches in my living room and pondering outfits.... eeeeeeeh!



Fell 4 Fashion said...

oooh, can't wait to see them on!!! great deal!

Kb_Mal said...

I'm so excited! Thanks, Danielle!

Style Artisan said...

You might want to check out Fox's Off Price Designer on Roswell Road in Buckhead. They also carry Seven's, Joe's, Hudson's, etc. They usually range between $69-$98. Plus, they have a fitting room!