When I was in high school, I was very particular about what I wore. I was in beauty school during my junior and senior years (doing beauty school and high school at the same time) so my world was very fashion, beauty, and “image” focused.
The trends went from biiiiiiiig and baggy jeans in middle school to flare jeans in high school. The bigger the flare the better, in my mind. I loved to cut up my jeans and make them more unique. I would take the hem out which led to me stepping on the backs of my jeans all day but it was worth it to look ultra cool. The worst was when you stepped on the hem so much that you wore a hole, and then one side of the hole got detached so you would just drag this 6-7 inch piece of denim behind you all day. TELL ME I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT SUFFERED THIS WAY?!
I would remove the pockets from the backs of my jeans, and in one case I thought it would be awesome to sew the pocket on the bottom of one side of my jeans, in the back. I literally do not know what possessed me but I did it and I felt pretty proud of myself.
Then I finally snapped out of it and stopped mutilating my clothes with scissors and a sewing machine…
You may have noticed that “raw hem” jeans are back in style and I’m pretty happy about that trend. I actually really like how streamlined the jeans look at the ankle, and they are pretty dang perfect for ankle booties if you ask me.
So I tried on this pair at LOFT which were so close to perfect but just 2 inches too short. Then I considered ordering the “tall” version of those jeans and just cutting off the extra inch I knew I wouldn’t need, which led me to thinking about the current jeans in my own closet.
If it’s just a raw hem, why wouldn’t I just lop off the bottoms of one of my super long pairs of jeans?
And that’s exactly what I did. I found this pair of Paige distressed denim from Nordstrom Rack (similar to this style) a few years ago but they were stupidly long. Like, beyond too long. I actually took them to my tailor and had them taken up a few inches, but I stayed pretty conservative with the length because I didn’t want them too short.
As it turns out, the only way I could wear them was folded up at the bottom. And that was all fine but I really didn’t loooove that look.
So I grabbed some scissors and cut off about 2 inches and now they are perfect.
My booties are from DSW and one of favorite purchases. They are super comfortable and easy to wear, I think I’ll wear them constantly this fall and winter. My nail polish is Style Stunner by Essie Gel Couture.