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wear-no-more: skinny jeans that don’t fit

This is a photos from our engagement album. I’m wearing my favorite pair of skinny jeans…one of those Target runs that turned into, “let me see if they have anything on sale in the clothing section.” However, consistently found myself pairing them with boots. They never fit correctly around the ankle. They were baggy-skinny jeans. So, I hid them with my boots, magic. Back in December I chopped them off, thinking I could wear them as capris when we moved to PR. Right… They officially got tossed into the wear-no-more pile a couple of weeks ago. I find myself wearing lots of shorts and skirts these days. Why not trim them up, similar to the black pair I transformed last week?

Who was I kidding, I would never wear these in public.

I trimmed them up a few more inches, iron pressed a double fold, then a quick little stitch inside to hold them into place.


From my favorite pair of skinny jeans, to my favorite pair of skinny shorts. Bam!

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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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