Friday, October 22, 2010

I Bit the Bullet and Bought some Jeans!

 Well today I went out and did something that I didn't think I would do anytime soon. If you recall it was just a few weeks ago that I made this post about my frustration with RTW jeans. My frustration is that I can't find jeans that are long enough, have the right fit, and are in my price range.  I would only consider purchasing jeans if I could find everything I was looking for. Well that frustration is still very much a fact.


.......and I do stress however....

.......Mama didn't raise no fool and that's exactly what I would have been had I not taken advantage of today's sale at Express. It all started a few days ago when I received a $30 off $75 purchase coupon from Express in my inbox.  As nice of an offer it was, I still needed a reason to go check out the store (I just don't shop to shop---there has to be a reason). Well it's been a little cooler in temperature lately and I still don't have any jeans in my wardrobe. My jeans/corduroy pants are still in my sewing queue and I'm trying to get around to making them asap.  So I decided to check out the Express online store (especially since I get their email notices) and realized that jeans were buy 1/ get 1 50% off. So at that point, I must admit, the idea of possibly  buying some jeans and getting the store discount in addition to the using the emailed coupon was rather enticing The truth is I used to buy Express jeans alot back in the day---that is before they got crazy expensive ( FYI: I also like GAP jeans).  If I applied the double discount, I knew I could possibly get some great jeans for cheap. So why not, huh? I looooovvveeee to SAVE money!

So to make a long story short, I went to Express earlier today and tried on like a bajillion pairs of jeans. I swear shopping for jeans is almost as daunting as finding the perfect bra. Fit is definitely KEY for both!
(Sorry for the bad cell phone pic. Here's me in the dressing room trying on jeans. See all those jeans I tried on behind me. After trying on about a dozen I found the right fit.)

Well I tried on a whole lot of jeans. Fortunately I had a great sales associate assisting me and I eventually ended up with 2 pairs of the same style that were a great fit, long enough, and cost around $69 each (still too expensive for my taste---I told you I was CHEAP! LOL!). But the 2 discounts helped remedy the cost issue. Well when it was all said and done this is what I ended up spending......

(my award-winning receipt)

Both pairs w/o tax ended up costing $37.43 a pair which is a far cry from the $69 a  pair price tag. Needless to say my day was made since I saved a load of money. The grand total was $80.09 when it could have been around $145---Thats a $60+ savings!!!! So how's that for saving?  Take that Express!!! LOL!!! You know sometimes a Girl's gotta do what a Girl's gotta do. Although I do intend to sew my own jeans and continue doing so. But as I said before, I'll only buy jeans if I can find the right fit and right price!  I'm happy I was able to do so and  today and take advantage of such a great sale:)


  1. I don't think it's bad at all that you broke down and bought some jeans. If you think about it, the reason you sew your own clothes is so you can get the perfect fit. And, if you happened to find it at the store, then great! It was a sale and you don't have to guilt yourself. It doesn't always hurt to splurge.

  2. You said it Steffleupagus! And I LOVE to splurge if it means it saves me money. No guilt here (wink)!

  3. OK, I would have bought a third pair to account for the 60 dollar savings :-)

  4. Who doesn't want a good deal! :)

  5. Them coupons a getcha every time, ask me how I know...LOL ;D

  6. OMG! I have been shopping for jeans that fit on and off for a month now. I did not really find any that fit well but bought two pair just to cover my behind. I'm so desperate for jeans I may even try Tractor Supply--how sad is that? I am happy to hear that you found some and at a great price--lucky you!

  7. Great job! Old Navy has really good RTW jeans and there's ALWAYS a pretty good sale going on at Old Navy.

  8. WONDERFUL!! Fit and price! You the only way you could beat that, is to get them free! Great job Victoria, this should hold you over until you get yours completed!

  9. I LOVE finding those kinds of deals...a coupon with a discount with a buy one, get one....Sweet!
    Nice jeans. I agree with the fit thing. I can't stand shopping for jeans, bras or bathing suits.

  10. Ah, the bliss of finding good jeans! and a good discount! I totally agree with jeans compared to bra shopping .... yikes! :) Then you can sew something totally amazing, not just a wardrobe basic ...

  11. I bought some at Macy's recently--I'm pretty sure they are mom jeans (but I am so sick of my belly popping out when I wear jeans that I really wanted the higher rise) but at only $25 and a decent fit I was pretty happy overall.


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