Dear Big Apple –
I’m sure you are fun and glam and packed with yummy restaurants on every block, but I’ll never know cuz I’m doomed to 12+ hr workdays and greasy takeout for every meal. Love, Jean.
On a more pleasant note, while home on Christmas vacation I found these great linen pants in my mom’s stash of clothing and kept them (thanks, Mom!). Now, my mom is several inches taller than me (and over 20 lbs curvier) so I don’t know what happened there with the genetics. Anyhow, she’s a great bargain hunter and found these Ann Taylor loft pants in 00P at some crazy discount.
A typical lackluster and unflattering fit from Ann Taylor Loft 00P pants:
The waist is now a little high for my tastes, however the hips and tush fit so much better after being shifted upwards. The length issue was also resolved by the waist alteration.
Total cost of alteration: $12. They normally charge $15 to take in the waist from the back center for pants with lining, but I got a lil’ discount. Taper + hem is usually at least $25, so I’m glad they set me straight and saved me some money in the process!