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My Red Jeans Project

This post feels really random since I’ve never done anything fashion related on my blog…really…never. But I’ll explain, and then maybe it won’t seem so random!

Basically, I noticed that colored jeans are the “in” thing this year, and it seems they are all I’m seeing everywhere. Initially I loved all of the colored jeans but wasn’t sure I knew how to pull off this trend. My first thought was that I would love to have a red pair but didn’t feel like that was a practical decision because, after all, what would I wear with red jeans??? This is a critical question, because I didn’t want to buy something new (red jeans) that would necessitate buying OTHER new things toย coordinate with it. Money’s not growing on the trees in our yard, not sure about yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

But the more I saw colored jeans, the more I wanted a pair. So when I saw these fabulously soft and stretchy legging jeans at Gap (and I had a 40% off coupon), I figured I’d jump. I brought them home and started looking through my closet. I decided to issue myself a challenge. I would find as many outfit combinations – for this one pair of red skinny jeans – as possible. ย I would not buy anything new, I would be resourceful. I would conquer. I would prevail.

And so, I bring you 15 outfit combinations with my new pair of red skinny jeans. Nothing else is new…which means that I could definitely love some of these outfits MORE, but I had to stick to my challenge. So I piled some tops, cardigans, vests, a couple of jackets, and a blazer on my bed, thinking they all had potential to work with my new jeans.

Then I asked Rich (who wondered what on earth I was up to, with my clothes piled all over the bed) to take photos of each outfit in our photo booth (which was already set up in the living room for some St. Patricks Day photos of me and the girls) while Sierra napped for two hours yesterday. He agreed, and took these resulting photos. He ended up being really impressed that I’d managed to create 15 outfits with one pair of new jeans. Everyone wins ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t pay much attention to accessories and jewelry, even though I feel like they add a ton of character to an outfit, because I was trying to keep it simple (i.e. feasible) and wanted to squeeze it in as quickly as possible. Hey, I was just proud of myself for remembering to change shoes before each photo!

***edit to add a few links! I had so much fun with this (my first project) that I did more! Here is my green jeans project,ย my chambray shirt project, my gingham shirt projectย and my polka dot shirt project!ย If you enjoyed this red jeans project you may enjoy those as well!***

  • Sarah Holland - March 15, 2012 - 3:58 am

    Seriously, could you be any more adorable?? Makes me want to go shopping ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lacey - March 15, 2012 - 10:50 am

    I have them in the blue and LOVE them!! I want the bright pink ones too!! ๐Ÿ™‚ AWESOME!

  • jessica - March 15, 2012 - 1:24 pm

    super cute, heather! i’m inspired… you pull them all off so great!

  • kellie - March 15, 2012 - 3:54 pm

    You are so cute!! I can see so much of Alana in you in these photos. My favorite by far is the bright floral outfit, I love it!

  • kate m - March 15, 2012 - 3:56 pm

    very fun! seriously, Gap wouldn’t have kept these jeans on the shelf, let alone the sale rack if this collage had been their advertisement ๐Ÿ™‚ btw, i love that you have a photo booth in your home. I’m looking forward to the next photo shoot!

  • Mom - March 15, 2012 - 6:37 pm

    I am seriously impressed!

  • Jessica - March 16, 2012 - 10:19 pm

    You are my hero.

  • amber - March 17, 2012 - 2:40 am

    I love the one with the Wellies:) and how many pairs of shoes do you have?! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • sheri - March 17, 2012 - 4:56 am

    I love them – right out of a fashion magazine!!!

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  • Jennifer Cook - August 30, 2012 - 6:20 am

    I pinned your article! Love it since I just bought red jeans, and I added to my Fashion Week Inspiration board for the Wall Street Journal Pinterest contest. You may be on their page too if I win! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Leanne - September 24, 2012 - 1:47 pm

    OMG I Just purchased some red jeans and I am so happy I found you on this blog!! I LOVE all the ideas you have for red jeans! I”m going to be coming back to these pictures to get ideas each time I want to wear my red jeans!

    Thank you!!

  • Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 - October 16, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    LOVE these looks!!!!!! Great job!!

  • Aarein - October 24, 2012 - 1:57 am

    Great outfits! May I ask where you got
    The black striped top?

  • faith - October 27, 2012 - 10:44 am

    So cuteeeeee!! Where did you get that bage leather jacket??????????????????????????????????????????

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  • Kerry - January 26, 2013 - 6:08 am

    I found your site through project 333 link recently – lot’s of readers from this I see. Amazing isn’t it.
    LOVE your clothes post – keep them coming ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Ninada - March 24, 2013 - 2:03 pm

    Hi! I love your style! I could not think beyond a black and white top with my red jeans! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, could you please tell me where i can shop for similar tops?? May be order them online..Thanks a ton!

    You have just added another fan to your long list!

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    Tremendous jeans looks really nice and fantastic and stylish too……i like all of them.

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