Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tall Trick: Creating the Perfect Skinny Jeans

Elevated Style | 7 for all Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers 2

Elevated Style | 7 for all Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers 3

There’s nothing worse (maybe bathing suit shopping?) than shopping for skinny jeans when your a tall woman. You don’t want anything so tight that it restricts movement, but you want something long enough that you can wear heels with and skinny enough to be able to tuck into jeans.

Here’s a trick that I learned a few months ago…turn your jeans into skinny jeans!

  • Step 1: Find your favorite pair of jeans. Everyone has a favorite pair of jeans. Mine happened to be a trouser jean.
  • Step 2: Bring them to your tailor and ask for the jeans to be converted into skinnies! Who knew?! It will usually cost anywhere between $20 and $50, depending on where you go.
  • Step 3: Buy a new pair of your favorite jeans!

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Above, I’m wearing my recently converted skinny jeans. I love how they fit into my boots without being too tight. You can see the original jeans here.

If I can convert my ex-trouser-pant-monstrositiy into a nice pair of skinnies, then you can certainly convert your jeans!

Readers: Are you brave enough to convert you favorite jeans into skinny jeans?

Travel Diary: Shots From the Cruise

Elevated Style | Beyond Vintage Leaf Dress 1

Beyond Vintage Dress; Kate Spade Marie Bow-Toe Pumps (similar)

Elevated Style | Beyond Vintage Leaf Dress 2

Elevated Style | Beyond Vintage Leaf Dress 3

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Polkadot Shirt 1

Forever 21 Skirt (similar ); J.Crew Factory Blouse;  J. Crew Factory Enameled Dot Bangle (similar); Color Bubble BIB Statement Fashion Necklace – Turquoise; Banana Republic Ashley Bow Ballet Flats; J. Crew Polka Dot Bag

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Polkadot Shirt 2

Elevated Style | J.Crew Factory Polkadot Shirt 3

Hello! I got back from the Caribbean just under a week ago and it took me the whole week to get back into the swing of things. I think my mind is still on vacation!

Above are a few outfits I wore to dinner on the ship. While I dressed up every night, I tended to live in my bathing suit during the day. I didn’t take as many pictures as I had planned and instead ended up relaxing as much as I could.

I’m excited to start blogging again!