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Like a lot of other bloggers, I've been craving some pastels lately. While others may easily don soft hues of yellow, pink, purple, and green, I rather think I look like a bonbon. Or perhaps I just feel like a bonbon. If it doesn't work, then that's too bad, because I just recently purchased some pastel-y goodies that I can't wait to wear.

These jeans are one of my recent thrift finds. I've been wanting to jump on the bright denim bandwagon (that's been passing by me for all of a year already) but just haven't found a color I'd actually want to try. Enter these too-large jeans for $0.50 that I modified to fit me (READ: I cut 3 inches off the height and then another 5 inches around each leg to actually make them fit my legs/hips). I was quite hesitant about modifying jeans at first, but I just took an old pair of skinnies and used that as a draft to cut this pair into my size. Easy Peasy

How are you wearing pastels? 

42 comments:

  1. Your sewing skills are so impressive to me. I never would have been able to do that with a pair of jeans. I figured you had just got them at Old Navy or something when I saw you wearing pink pants - they look great!

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  2. I can't believe you reworked those jeans - you are a far bolder and more talented woman than I!. They seriously look great.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog :) I love the bon bon look on you, the pink jeans are fab! I have missed the bright jeans bandwagon completely, sigh...

    Adrienne
    What Lola Wants

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  4. Jealous of your pants, lady. Look darling.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  5. nice job on the jeans! I like the color. Looks great with a grey top!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  6. I love how the flats and the top are perfectly matched! And I love, love the flats. It's totally my type of shoe! Good job on the modification of the jeans! You're so savvy! Pastels? I was 14 the last time I wore them! hee hee! :)

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  7. I'm loving the pastel trend. Now I wish the weather would just cooperate. haha I love your pink pants. You are amazing when it comes to sewing. It's definitely a gift! You can save so much when you know how to sew. I have some pastel blues, but I need to work on some other colors.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  8. Pretty pretty! I love the colour of those thrifted pants and the detailing on the top. I am hopeless at sewing so if it doesn't fit me I don't buy it- which unfortunately limits me at thrift stores!

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  9. Ohh those jeans look great, you did an amazing job skinnifiying them, and the color is wonderful.

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  10. The jeans look great, I love the pink colour :) It makes me long for summer! I want to fill up my wardrobe with pretty pastels too! x

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  11. You know, I don't know that i own a lot of pastel clothing. And the colored jeans trend is fun and cute on everyone else, but I just can't bring myself to do it - too hard :P I like my boring, denim-colored denim.

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  12. I love the idea of making your own skinny jeans. It's just too hard to find something that fits me properly. I will need another pair soon enough because they never last and I will remember this. The bright pink color is great, too.

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  13. HOT pants I love! I recently acquired a pair of cobalt blue skinnies too and love them to death! You look great in pastel my dear!

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  14. Loving those jeans girl, they are fab!

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  15. Holy smokes, I can't believe you altered those jeans yourself. You're a genius. And I love this outfit on you. The bright pink jeans makes the pastels really work. Love it.

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  16. I'm loving the pastel colors! Especially the pink! it looks great on you!

    http://samalamode.blogspot.com

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  17. Whoa, awesome job on the jeans! I haven't tackled altering anything yet, I is scared! I don't mind pastel colors, though I can't say I have any off the top of my head. They mostly remind me of Easter.

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  18. I've been avoiding the pastels I'm not much of a light colored person anymore I'm hoping I'll be able to hide under the radar with this fashion trend colors are scary ;) Love what you did with the jeans you are one talented lady with a needle and thread!
    -Ash

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  19. Wow!! Great job on the jeans. I love the coloured jeans-I think it's cute! I have a pair of rust ones from Old Navy and I like them.

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  20. A great, casual outfit! Kudos to you for venturing into colored denim! I don't think I own any at all. I'm way conservative with my style, which isn't good. =/

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  21. Those pink pants are awesome! I like the color.

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  22. The pink pants look AWESOME on you!! I love it!!

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  23. I love your jeans, they fit perfectly :) And the whole bonbon look suits you well :) I'll be totally rocking pastels this spring, once I find the right tones for me ;) xoxo ♥

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  24. Ahh, your top is so stinkin' cute. The little dots! And how fun are your pink jeans?! I have a hard time warming up to colored denim for some reason. I think it looks great on other people, just not me (though I do have a pair of dusky purple boyfriend jeans).

    This post has me yearning for my pastel cardigans. Soon.

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  25. PINK PANTS! Positively scrumptious. I would eat you right up! =O And your shoes are just gorgeous and sparkly! <3 No sugar coating it here either!

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  26. Oooh, I love the pink pants. You look so pretty, I love the sparkle in your top and your hair looks so cute here. I've been wearing pastels in small doses, I'm trying to adjust since I tend to wear a lot of black. I haven't shopped at The Gap in forever, going to cyber stalk the shop now :)

    <3Honeysuckelle

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  27. i love the sweet color on you!
    i am not into pastels myself but I sure crave some thanks to the trends . plus it is unseasonably mild here in the nyc. ;)

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  28. you don't look like a bonbon, and i wish i had sewing talent to tailor jeans.. or anything really! love this outfit.. you look so cute and spring fresh!

    xo, Jill

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  29. your pink denim look really cute and cool at the same time! I am going to try and find a pair of bright denim this year... I can never find jeans that fit >_<

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  30. Ohhhh perhaps you could do a tutorial on how to work a sewing machine?! You are my Queen of DIY seamstress!

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  31. You did an awesome job altering those jeans! I love the colour too :) And I am loving pastels. I have a few items and just bought some stone washed mint green skinny jeans :)

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  32. your hair is really pretty today...love the waves. i've hemmed my jeans before, but never tackled trying to take them in. you have mad skillz! cute studded top, too!!

    [oomph.]

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  33. Actually I've been craving brights! Arrgh, I should have gotten those pink Old Navy pants that were like $5 and that everyone has... I'm an idiot. Thought I'd never wear them. I can't believe you did all those alterations! You must be so good at sewing. I wish I was, but things never seem to come out right for me And by things I mean seams in a straight line.

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  34. I love that bonbon outfit, as you call it. Your pink bottoms is to die for! So girly. :-)

    I hope you visit my blog soon. :-)

    Much love from Mystic Nymph.

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  35. i think u did a great job modifying the jeans!! i would never be able to make so many changes. really cute outfit! sometimes we just need a bit of color during the dreadful winter

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  36. I really like your hair in your pics today, don't know why lol. Hmm, I must admit I'm not a fan of pastels, maybe because I have only seen skanky girls wearing them innappropriately! But you look fab.

    I have a pair of jeans I have been wanting to modify also, and now you gave me the idea of using another pair to trace around - awesome! Will get sewing :)

    Talitha xx

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  37. I Love this super girlie pastel look! Hello Kitty approved ; )

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  38. THose pants are hot. super color ;-; <3

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  39. simple outfit, great color, fantastic hair = #WINNING

    I love it!

    xoxo,
    daisy

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