Cranberry Jeans: Acquired!

15 Feb

In September, I put out a call for help in finding cranberry jeans:

I’m on the hunt for skinny jeans that are a cranberry color. Not this orange-y fire engine shade that’s around now: I specifically want cranberry. I might settle for a brick red or burgundy, but they are not ideal. Any finds out there?

In the intervening months, people sent me links to red jeans from all over the internet. It was great! I got notes like, “I know these are way too expensive, but is this the right color?” and “I saw these at the store, and even though they’re called leggings, they look like jeans!” Every time I got an e-mail like that, it warmed my heart.

Despite all of the help, I could not find the right jeans. I clicked every affiliate link for any pair of jeans remotely cranberry-colored. If a place sold colored jeans, I tried them on just to figure out sizing, on the off chance that the right color might appear in the future, but no! Everything was all too orange or too brown or too expensive or too tight or too cheap-feeling or too MADE OF CORDUROY. Seriously, I saw a pair of cords at LOFT one time, and when the salesgirl tried to push them on me, I said, “Sorry, the color is great, but I’m looking for jeans.” And she gave me this Look, like I was being way too demanding, ugh, customers, who can stand them?


In the meantime, I had grand hopes of using a couple of tutorials to skinny-fy a pair of red pants I’ve had since freshman year of college (holy crap). Even though the refashioned pants would be mostly free and the right color, I kept dragging my feet. I’m not confident with sewing at all, and I barely got through 1 side of 1 leg after a really frustrating evening at my sewing machine. Any sentimental attachment I had to those pants all but disintegrated. Even if I managed to finish this project, those pants would still be a holdover because they were not jeans.

Finally, 2 weeks ago, I wandered into a new location of White House Black Market at the mall and found The Jeans! They were the right cranberry color, in a short length, and they were marked down from $78 to $30! WHAT! I practically ran into the dressing room with them and, shortly thereafter, proclaimed to the Twitters: “Internets, I have found them!”

Cranberry Jeans

Do you hear the angels singing? Because I totally did. The only very slight imperfection is that they are more of a straight cut than a skinny, but whatever, you can’t really tell, and it is close enough because the price and the color were right, amen. I’ve worn them 3 times already, and I love them so very very much.

Cranberry jeans outfits

Hmm, now I see that I wore gray in all of these outfits.  What else can I wear with my new pants, besides neutrals?


5 Responses to “Cranberry Jeans: Acquired!”

  1. styleallover February 15, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    A bright blue or maybe even navy sweater might work with the jeans. I’m glad you finally found them!

  2. Stacey February 15, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Yes, I think navy blue would work too. Even though you wore gray in every picture, each picture is a totally different oufit! They are so cute!

  3. Jesabes February 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Those jeans look great! Now I kind of want a pair.


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