Rachel Comey slim legion jeans | size 8
Eileen Fisher organic handkerchief linen box top (gift from Eileen Fisher last year)
Birkenstock Madrid EVA sandals
James Perse mini canvas tote (with nylon tote organizer/insert)
Excuse me for being brief, but my eyes are already glued to nasa.gov for eclipse coverage 🙂 I hope if you’re in the path of totality you’ll be outside to see it. I’m jealous!!
Anyway, this weekend I took matters into my own hands and “hemmed” both these Rachel Comey jeans and my Rag & Bone Wicked jeans. which had raw hems anyway. I was still really nervous to cut them, but I hadn’t been wearing these RC jeans as much because they were just too long on me; I really prefer my pants to hit just barely at or above my ankle.
I was careful to cut with very sharp scissors and then I sort of rubbed the hem a bit to rough it up. It doesn’t look as good as when they’re nice and worn in, but they’ll get there. I was hesitant to do that with these jeans because of the wide fading at the hemline, but I decided that I needed to make these jeans work for me, so…snip snip.
Honestly, I’ve never been great at making my clothes work for me, or even knowing HOW to do that, but over the past few years I’ve been better about altering things I love (when possible) to make them fit better. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t, but at least now I try.
How do you take matters into your own hands with your clothes? Have you had success with altering things or tweaking them to make them fit your body/lifestyle better? (I saw on instagram that someone even added back pockets to a pair of Elizabeth Suzann Florence pants! Brilliant!)