February 4, 2013

Elevated Style has Moved to a New Home!

If you haven't noticed already, Elevated Style has moved to a new home: www.elevatedstyleblog.com. It's the same content but with a new web address. Look forward to seeing you there!

January 9, 2013

If You're Wondering Where I've Been...

Wonder no longer! I 'm currently working on transferring my entire blog over to a .com site. Regular posting will resume within a week or two. Oh, and Happy New Year!

December 11, 2012

Tall Tricks: Creating the Perfect Skinny Jean

7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers
7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers; J.Crew Booker Tall Mid-Heel Boots; Ralph Lauren Newbury Flap Satchel J. Crew Perfect-Fit Long-Sleeve Tee; J.Crew Factory Wool-Blend Walking Coat; H&M Bracelets
7 For All Mankind Ginger Flare Trousers

There's nothing worse (maybe bathing suit shopping?) than shopping for skinny jeans. 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 (see here and here).

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!

Above, I'm wearing my recently converted skinny jeans. I love how they fit into my boots without being too tight. You can see a side-by-side comparison of the before and after below.

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?