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Weeks 27-28 “Results”/Weeks 29-30 Challenge

19 Sep

You may have noticed that there was no results post for the Weeks 27-28 skinny jean challenge on Saturday. This is partially because I was focussing on my first half-marathon which I ran yesterday (it went well BTW, it was a great race and the weather was perfect !), but mostly because I could not for the life of me find a pair of skinny jeans for $20 or under that fit me properly and didn’t make me look awkward. Walking around with your legs straight because the jeans are so tight that you can’t bend your knees is not exactly cute! Definitely not look I was going for based on my inspiration picture…

The jeans I tried on did NOT look like these on me (Rag & Bone $185)

So based on what I found I’m going to continue my skinny jean search for the Weeks 29-30 Challenge with a $40 budget. I could technically make the budget $60 because I didn’t use the left over $20 from the last challenge but I should be able to find something for under $40 right? Right?!

Since I’m leaving for Paris (swoon!) next Friday I’ll make my deadline next Thursday night, that way I should have a bit of time to also give myself a little challenge for my trip 😮

Wish me luck!

Weeks 27-28 Challenge

4 Sep

Wow, I can’t believe it, this challenge actually marks the half-way point of the SpendThrift Experiment! It’s crazy to think that I’ve been at this for 6 months now! I think that sometime in the next week I’m going to have to do a little recap of everything that I have bought for the Experiment so that this half-anniversary sinks in, I still can’t believe how quickly time has flown by!

Although some parts of the experiment have changed a little (like rule tweaks here and there) and other parts have changed a lot (like switching from one week to two week challenges, oh and that whole getting a real job thing…) I think that I’ve managed to keep the essence of what I originally set out to do. Hopefully the next 6 months are as great as the first and I continue to get some great deals and fashion finds 😮

Ok so now onto the challenge! Continuing with my “I need a new wardrobe for Paris!” theme, I have decided that I need a pair of skinny jeans to pair with my brown riding boots (I’ve had these for a few years and am wearing them in a few pictures from earlier challenges) and the black motorcycle boots that I added to the Weeks 23-24 Challenge (I promise that I’ll write Part 2 of the Triumph or Tacky? for this sometime this week!).

Rag & Bone $185


Now I have to admit that I am approaching this challenge with some trepidation. As I’ve mentioned before I am not a tall woman, nor do I have long thin legs (my legs are definitely on the more muscular side) so finding a pair of skinny jeans that are actually flattering could be difficult. However, I think that I’m up for the challenge and hopefully I can find something that works with my body type. For the time being I’m going to use the jeans above from Rag & Bone as inspiration.

Wish me luck!