Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIWW - The Hole in the Hudsons and My Heart

I'm going to tell you a very sad story this morning on What I Wore Wednesday and I fully realize that this particular sob story is very much a case of #FirstWorldProblems, but it still cheeses my rice.  I found the Holy Grail of pants while I was in Michigan in June.  As in, a pair of designer Hudson skinny jeans at Nordstrom Rack on clearance for $70.

Hudson jeans - Nordstrom Rack, Top - Francesca's (gift), Shoes - Payless, Bracelet - Stitch Fix

Yes, I realize that $70 is still a pretty big chunk of change to drop on a pair of pants, but I had come to adore Hudson jeans after I splurged on a pair as my reward for hitting goal weight and I had the spending cash in hand that I had hung on to for just the right occasion.  I snatched those beauties up and brought 'em home.  And I wore them a LOT.  I have been living in these things, you guys. 

But alas, our love affair was not to be.  I snapped the photo above on my way out the door to meet up with some friends for dessert fondue at The Melting Pot on my 30th birthday.  In the parking lot, I stepped wrong and not only ruined my shoes when I tried to right myself, but I went to the ground and ripped a gaping hole in my beloved jeans.

Top - Stitch Fix, Hudson Jeans - Nordstrom Rack, Rip in Hudson Jeans - My clutzy nature, Sandals - Target

Is there any hope for them?  Is it worth bringing them to a seamstress to try to salvage what's left of my beloved jeans? Please advise me here, folks.  If there is any chance they can be saved, I will do what it takes!!

Since you're here, let's have a look see at a few more outfits, shall we?

 Sweater - LOFT, Striped tank - LOFT, Shorts - Target, Flip Flops - Old Navy, Pasty Ghost Legs - Genetics and SPF 50

Judging by the lack of makeup and jewelry, I can safely say this was an "oh crap I need to run for milk eggs and toilet paper but I'm still in my pajamas and I really don't want to go to Walmart so I'd better thrown on some real clothes quick so I am allowed in Target" kind of morning.

 Tank Top - Old Navy, Skirt - Target, Necklace - Stitch Fix, Flip Flops - Old Navy

Do you know what my favorite thing is about maxi skirts?  They're like socially acceptable pajama pants.

 Striped Tank - LOFT, Necklace - The Limited, Shorts - Target, Shoes - Target??

The only way I can really make this color yellow work for me is if I have some kind of pop of brighter color close to my face to break it up.  Otherwise I just end up looking washed out and icky.

Cinched Waist Top - Stitch Fix, Hudson Jeans - Nordstrom Rack, Shoes - Target??, Earrings - The Limited

Just one more with my pants....just for old time's sake.  I haven't given up hope yet, my darlings.

Linking up once again over at The Pleated Poppy for some amazing fashion inspiration!


  1. haha the hole picture made me laugh out loud!!!! love that you are wearing lots of stripes :-) Looking good!!!

    1. Believe me, I wasn't laughing when The Hole made the appearance!! :)

  2. Visiting from the Pleated Poppy. Bummer about your Hudsons...sad face...I would distress them in a few more spots and no one would ever know they weren't meant to be that way! Distressed jeans are very "IN" right now. :)

    1. I've thought about trying to do that, but I'm worried the The Hole is so freaking big now that it's out of control. What if The Hole gets a superiority complex and other distressed spots are just....well....distressed? :)

  3. you are lucky that the hole wasn't there when you first bought them or they would have been on clearance for $140, i still can't understand paying for jeans with holes in them ..... that being said, maybe some type of stylish patch put over it and then match the patch some place else on the jeans, maybe opposite leg near the cuff to tie it in. you can either go something close to the jean color so that they don't initially stand out or something like a butterfly to give it a festive look. either way i'm really digging the skirt, i like the use of the stripe patterns to contour it.

    1. I know what you mean!! I can't get my head around actually BUYING jeans with multiple rips in them. Crazy talk to me!

  4. Sorry about your jeans. That's a bummer. I'd try to go with the ripped look. Seems tons of jeans come already shredded.

    By the way, love your hair. I have very similar hair and I'm thinking about going a little shorter. You're inspiring me.

  5. I would take them to a tailor and see what they say. They may be able to patch somehow. I agree on the "distressed" jeans. My mom's voice is too loud in my head to buy them. She grew up poor and this would just be insulting to her to buy ripped jeans. I am sorry about the fall and I have been known to be klutzy that way too.


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