So one of my friends recently suggested a inject a bit more of my “real life” into the blog. If you were here in the beginning, you might remember that all I did back then was take you shopping with me!


Well, I recently had a situation to which, I think, a lot of you curvy girls can relate: My absolute favorite pair of Seven Jeans (purchased at Saks for $187) had sprouted two gaping frays at the thighs, similar to this:
…it was tragic! No other jeans fit me like my Sevens, and I didn’t really feel like shelling out another $200 for a new, potentially inferior pair!
Granted, I probably shouldn’t have been teaching my little sister a dance to Flo Rida’s “Low” in my jeans, but I still felt that they had a bit of life left in them.
I asked my mom, who is an expert seamstress and dressmaker (and who has worked the stuff out of hems, buttons, and the like), and she delivered a sad verdict, “They can’t be fixed, throw them away!”
Not to be deterred, I went to my local dry cleaner…
…to see if there was any hope.
They looked at the damage, and unfazed, said it could be done in a week for $15.
I returned later to pick them up, and Voila…
…I couldn’t believe it! Minus a slightly lighter color, there was little sign of the prior fray. My friend and I were flabbergasted. I looked and saw they placed a very serious looking patch inside…
Long story short, my jeans were (almost) as good as new!
So if your favorite pair of jeans has been relegated to the”weekend” pile, or if you’ve lost hope, know that there is a solution:
Just throw in a $15 patch and keep it moving!
Hope that helped someone out there…

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*I’ve had tailor success before! Click here to read about how my tailor helped fix a puckering jacket.
*Don’t have this problem? Here’s an early mail bomb for ya:
Reader Mataya loved Mel B’s dress in this picture. She says, ” I was wondering where to find the Dress that Mel B is wearing?”
Mel B is wearing this Roberto Cavalli creation…
…from his Spring 2008 collection.

Get a similar look with the following sequined showstoppers:
Bottom Row: Carmen Marc Valvo Sequin Keyhole Dress, $514, www.saks.com; Snowball Dress, $230, www.fcuk.com.
*Know a great tailor in your area? Leave a comment and share the wealth!
*No more Isaac Mizrahi for Target.
*Deal of the Day:
Retro Shawl Collar Stitched Jacket, $78, www.shopplasticland.com.