Friday, February 11, 2011

dreaming in denim.


I'm making a list of things I "need" to revamp my closet. I've got some birthday money and the latest Lucky magazine for inspiration. (Grab a copy next time you're at the grocery store. This issue is amazing!)

Anyway, I need some work appropriate jeans for casual Fridays. And ideally, I would be able to wear them with flats.

But these retro, high-waisted, flared jeans are "in." And I've been eying this pair from EmersonMade for a long time.

Alas, they are are $188. Which seems excessive. Generally speaking, I spend no more than $50 on a pair of jeans. And that is pushing it.

So, a few questions for my readers:

- would you ever spend that much on a pair of jeans?
- what items are on your "need" list for the upcoming season?
- if you could have one item from EmersonMade's shop, what would it be?

I'll probably wind up buying a pair from the Gap -- my standard MO -- but seriously? These EmersonMade clothes are making me question my entire budget...

10 comments:

Marli and Memory said...

I've never paid that much for a pair of jeans in my life! lol {Probably because my Mom wouldn't let me and also because I just don't have that kinda money :)} Those are cute jeans though :)
MeMoRy

Staley Mc said...

The newest Lucky magazine is amazing! I'm with you I usually don't spend more than 50 dollars on jeans I do love those Emerson Made wide legged jeans. I really want to get a similar pair for spring. Emerson Made has so many great pieces it's hard to pick just one thing!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Cindy P said...

I think the most I've paid for jeans was back in middle or maybe high school and they were like $60. However, they were JNCO jeans which were all the rage then. Now the most I pay is about $30-some dollars. I really like Levis but I have to buy them on sale. There's not much clothing-wise I'll pay over $40 for. I'm most definitely a sale/clearance shopper!

Whitney said...

I have LOVED those Emerson jeans & I just bought those Gap jeans! The pair from Gap are high waisted but very flattering. You'll have to size down too. Buy them, you'll love them!

aPearantly sew said...

There is just no way I could justify paying that much for one pair of jeans. I buy mine from Gap because I'm tall & theirs fit best. I usually spend around $60 a pair, and I think that's too much!
I'm really hoping to add a few cute dresses to my wardrobe. I've never been much of a dress person, but I'm liking them more & more!

monster cakes said...

This issue was SO good. I totally agree. Ok so here is my two bits... I used to ONLY buy designer jeans. Not out of snobbery, but my body shape is hard to fit and designer jeans were the only ones that fit me. EVER. I will say that I do not regret this because they all have lasted me years and years and years... no joke. However, I'm not a fan of buying out of your budget, so now I'm back to Target and GAP due to lack of funds. No shame in this, though I will always vouch for designer jeans. They fit better. Last longer. I am so far behind this year that I haven't thought of next season, but I will say I've been in love with Emerson's ribbon blouse for.ev.er. Hope you solve your jeans crisis!

Leslie said...

Nope. I would NEVER pay that much for jeans. Never.

paula said...

haha. me too. love her line!

Elizabeth Dean said...

I'm used to paying $100+ for jeans. Plus size jeans are always really expensive.

However, I'm not really digging those wide leg jeans.

Oh, and if I could get something from the EM website: it would be those big flower pins they have. So beautiful.

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

I browse Emerson Made way too much which is quite dangerous. I love love love her field pants but I just can't let my self spend nearly 200 hundred dollars on one pair of pants. I'm like you, barely spend fifty on one. A couple of months ago I went to the J Crew outlet and got four nice shirts, two tanks and a pair of khaki chinos for about 120 dollars total. After a shopping experience like that I can't imagine spending so much for one item! I'm hoping to somehow learn how to sew myself some of those cute black piping pants :)