Wednesday, March 26, 2008

True Jeans Giveaway

Those of you who know me in real life, know that I have a gift for finding a great deal. This "gift", has brought many lovely things into my life. A new, $900 Pottery Barn area rug for $200, A three month old, $3,000 Pottery Barn sectional for $800, my $1,500 Nicole Miller wedding gown for $30. If I do say so myself, I'm good.

I'm bad too. As a result of my love for a bargain, I have a fair amount of not so great fitting clothes that I bought simply because they were such a great deal. I'm working on it though, and I've gotten better. Over the last two years, I've adopted the Oprahism of "Would I want it if it were full price?". Usually, the answer is no.

That being said, I probably own 10 pairs of jeans, all purchased on sale, before having children or at some point shortly after. I don't like how any of them look and so, most days, I reach for my Yoga pants. I thought that looking good in jeans was another casualty of mommyhood until I tried on a pair of my friend Christina's 7 for All Mankind jeans. It was right before I got pregnant with Grace. I was back to my pre-baby weight, but not my pre-baby bod and those jeans looked amazing on me. My butt, was back where it belonged. The waist band was in the right place, eliminating my "muffin top". I vowed to get a pair. I began the hunt. I tried on 100 pairs of designer jeans. I fell in love over and over but I couldn't pull the trigger. $150 plus for jeans? Crazy. I told myself one pair of $200 jeans that are worn every day is worth it and better than 10 pairs of $20 jeans. I still couldn't do it.

Then I was pregnant again and my quest ended. I still want a pair though. I've been telling myself that as soon as I lose the last 5 pounds, it's off to Nordstrom I go....who am I kidding though? I'll never spend $200 on jeans.

Imagine my delight when I learned that 5 Minutes for Mom is giving away a $200 gift certificate for True Jeans! Excited? Just a little. I could spend that gift certificate in a heart beat. I wouldn't even wait to lose those last 5 pounds.

11 comments:

ebruggles said...

Oh boy can I relate, the only pair of jeans that fit me had elastic waist (!) and wore out , with hole in the knee, I am waiting to buy a pair til I lose 10 pounds and that is almost 4 yrs after having abby

bethyoung said...

I bought my $238 Seven Jeans for $50 on Ebay :-)

Sara Mincy said...

I love that quote by Oprah. I buy so much junk- just because it is a good deal. Hope you win!

Bethany said...

That is awesome. Hope you win too

Monica said...

I do hope you win!! Good for you for waiting - you'll get them one way or another and I don't doubt it will be a great deal.

Sara Mincy said...

Me again- about the comment on the curtains. I just got lots of fabric and cut them into 4 equal parts for 2 windows....probably about 2 yards for each panel. Then I cut holes at the top- threaded some long frayed scraps thru and tied these to the rods. OH and the best part- the fabric was a dollar a yard at Wal-Mart.

mindi said...

Oooh, off to check out ebay!!

Les said...

Paige Premium Denim is also wonderful- I bought a pair of $200 ones on ebay already hemmed for $80, and sold them last week 1 year later for $61 to help pay for my new stroller! Resell :)

Janel said...

Oh, very good advice indeed!
I too love a bargain. As a matter of fact, while I LOVE shopping way too much, I will almost never ever pay full price for something.

I cannot see myself paying that much for jeans either, but oh yes, I would love to win them!

Sara Mincy said...

OK- you are going to think I am a stalker or something, since this is my 3rd comment!!!! I am interested in the camera you told me about that your friend takes in the diaper bag. I want to take professional looking photos with a cheap camera :)

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

I hope you win!