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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tailored & Tapered

{ What I Wore: J.Crew sweater // Gap trousers // ShoeDazzle Pumps }
{ Get the Look }
Happy 1st day of Spring!
Getting the most out of my Winter clothes now before Spring really hits her stride!
I have had these pants since high school (& will be sparing you the embarassing college pictures of me wearing them)... but once upon a time they were cropped & flared legs (um, yeaaaaa).
After a trip to the tailors, these babies came back nice & tapered.
I swear a saw a similar pair to these selling at J.Crew for way too much.
I can't believe I scored these for a sweet deal over 8 years ago & a simple trip to the tailors brought them into the modern era.
What piece have you revived at the tailor's lately?
Any plans for the 1st day of Spring??

37 comments:

  1. Obviously these pants were a great purchase if you've been able to wear them for so long. I think they're great and would have assumed you bought them last week! Love them paired with the black sweater!

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  2. Great idea! I need to go through my wardrobe and revive a few things!

    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  3. Jess, this is a super cute and easy and totally wearable outfit. Tailoring really makes a difference in any clothing. Loving your red hair. I am in search of a silver pump I want one. you look great.

    xo

    Sam

    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  4. You look gorgeous Jess! I love the fact that you had these pants since high school and gave them a little makeover to make them trendy again. SO cute. And can I just say, your hair is looking extra fab today. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. That's awesome - they are perfecty on trend and look great on you. :) I recently took a pair of too-big, too-short pinstriped pants and turned them into cropped skinnies (I did it myself). Was feeling very domestic that day.

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  6. Oh, these pants are SO pretty. They're perfect for work!

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  7. Tasia of Ruffles & SequinsMarch 20, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    Gorgeous pants! My plans for today is to shovel our driveway after work from the big snow storm we had yesterday #springfail

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  8. The print on those pants is SO pretty! I love that you've had them since HS and made them modern with some tailoring.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    $50 PayPal Giveaway!

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  9. What a super cute pattern! Perfect for this time of year. It's always a win when you can alter an old item into something new!
    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

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  10. gorgeous sweater! :)

    kw ladies in navy

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  11. HappinessatmidlifeMarch 20, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    What a great idea to make these pants current! Loves great on you.


    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  12. Perfect spring transition look! Love those pretty pants.


    creamyclothes.blogspot.com

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  13. Adore the pants!

    Corbynn
    thesistersinthecity.com

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  14. These pants are so fun- your hair looks extra pretty here!

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  15. Such a good idea to do with outdated pants! I've had dress hem lengths changed before, which is handy too. And I love this mix of springy print with sweater - definitely a must around here as winter clothes are killing me, but it's way to cold to do spring ones all the way!

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  16. Looks great!! I need to get a pair of trouser jeans taken in because they are too "bell-bottom-y"

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  17. Wow, what a way to update these lovely pants! The cropped and flared thing was totally in a few years ago. I remember. Good call giving them this chic Mad Men-like makeover!


    xo,
    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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  18. Love these pants, you look gorgeous!
    newest follower on Bloglovin and GFC, hope you can follow me as well :)
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  19. LOVE your new hair!! :)
    xo, Victoria
    mylifeinverseblog.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE these pants, Jess! I haven't had any tailored...but I'm thinking that I need to look through my closet now and find some stuff!


    dancingwithashley.blogspot.com

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  21. Adorable pants! Love the pattern! And I just replaced my metallic heels like this, can't wait to bust them out!

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  22. Love these pants! and the fact that you tailored them and kept them is so cool!

    http://findingmyinspiration.blogspot.com/

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  23. Fabulous printed pants!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    www.daisyraeboutique.com

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  24. Wow, tailoring was the perfect trip! This look great and current. I've been meaning to tell you congrats too! How exciting! Because of our server/blocks, discus doesn't work when I'm at school, unethically looking at blogs... So, congrats!
    Ginny
    Mynewfavoriteoutfit.Blogspot.Com

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  25. Great pants! I love that you tailored them to suit today's style. :)

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  26. Love those pants! So cute! I found you through your feature on Yi-chia's blog! You have great style! Following you now!


    xo, Kenya


    www.kenyaldesigns.com


    Kenya L Fashion Blog

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  27. Those pants were an exciting surprise when I scrolled down! Also your hair looks really nice today.

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  28. WOW! I would have never believed those pants had an alternate life! I LOVE them now! And the only thing I've ever taken to a tailor is a pair of jeans that had a rip and they fixed that. I really should get more clothes tailored to fit me.


    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  29. That is awesome! I would have never guessed they were from so long ago, because they DO look like something J.Crew would have right now. YOU ARE AHEAD OF THE TRENDS ;)

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  30. They look lovely. Sometimes all you need is a little tailoring to change up your closet.

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  31. What a great idea! Those pants are awesome. Note to self: visit the tailor more often. (PS - found you via Real Girl Glam, so glad I did. Your blog is adorable!) -Madeline

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  32. Your hair is looking especially fabulous! I love it when I have super old items that are still relevant, sometimes they just need a little tweaking :)

    perfectly priya

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