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wear-no-more: baggy pants

Today’s transformation just might knock your socks off. It did mine. Usually I can whip up these adjustments in under 2 hours. Not today. It took me all day. My poor sewing machine and I got in an awful fight, and I almost gave up! The humidity outside didn’t help at all. All around frustrating. That is until I finally finished and looked in the mirror!!! Here we go…

I’m loving the new ankle-pant look. It’s so stylish and perfect for shorties. They go great with practically any style of shoe. I really like pants that can help me pull of the shirt tucked in & un-tucked, always a plus. As usual, I am completely unwilling to pay what these places are asking. Mrs. El Cheapo.

The Loft: $69.50

Express: $69.90

J.Crew: $98.00

Café capri in seersucker

I have several pairs of pants in my wear-no-more pile. These pair have been in my closet for a few years, collecting dust. I think I wore them once, and now I’m embarrassed people saw me in public like this. They are made by Tracy Evans & supposedly a size 1. No way are these puppies a 1!!

After hours & hours. Headache upon headache. A coke, a cookie, and an episode of Gossip Girl…

Even though there are a few imperfections, and I might need to make a minor adjustment later, I’m VERY happy with the turnout. I love that they fit!

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wear-no-more: bermudas

New series!!! wear-no-more. >I have gone through my entire collection of Puerto Rico clothes, and I discovered a stack that really doesn’t fit me all that well. Ah-hah moment, “make them fit me.” I’m stuck at a weight that is very difficult to find clothes that fit, so this is the perfect solution. Many of these clothing articles will require minor alterations, and then there are several that are in need of major transformations. I’m rather excited about adding some new clothing to my closet. So, cheers! to this new series, and cheers! to new clothes, revamped. Wish me luck.

I am over bermuda shorts. I tried to pretend, for the longest time, that I liked them. But long shorts on a tiny person can rarely look good, in my opinion. They chop your leg length in half, and I’ve never found a pair that actually fit. I’ve discovered these longer-short shorts that I love, from Loft. They come in a variety of colors. >here<

Being the el-cheapo individual that I am, I’ll never pay $40 on a pair of shorts. (If you can, go for it, it’s just not my style…no pun intended…) I snatched these pair of Arizona bermuda shorts out of my “wear-no-more” pile. I had purchased them for $3 on clearance last year from JCPenny.

I know, they’re not the worst pair of shorts on the planet. But, they’re certainly not the most attractive nor becoming on a 25 year old, beach bum. I whipped these puppies in shape using my best bud, Bern. We’ve been together, going on 3 years. She’s my pride & joy.

And, here’s what happened after i took in about 2″ from each leg, and the same in the hem. Yup, I think I’ll wear them in public.

Woo-hoo, a new pair of shorts for $free! I’m getting so pumped as I look at this huge pile of wear-no-more‘s sitting next to me. Oh, for the possibilities!

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