Friday, April 6, 2012

Whiskers Be Gone


So, I love the fit of the jeans I wore today.  They are the Gap Real Straight Jeans and while I love me some skinnies, I feel a  bit hip-heavy if I wear skinnies with flats.  But, these straight-legged jeans work well both with flats and my hips.  Unfortunately, they also have crotch-whiskers:

February 2011 - just a girl and her whiskers

Seriously?  What is that?  I know they’re supposed to make me look like one of the cool kids with a favorite pair of jeans that I’ve worn nearly into whiskery oblivion, but they don’t.  They make me look like my pelvis is hungry for some Fancy Feast.

Well, they had crotch-whiskers.  I've since dyed them:



Much better, yes?  No more pelvic yearning for a catnip mouse and a sunny corner.  Instead of distracting from the rest of the outfit, they add to it.  Today the rest of the outfit consists of a coral tunic (Gap), gray cardigan (also Gap), a multicolored scarf (Nordstrom) and blue velvet flats (v. old, Old Navy). 

Have pesky crotch whiskers of your own?  Try dying your jeans; I used Rit Navy for mine and just followed the directions on the box.  If you want darker color, both Sal, of Already Pretty, and Jessica, of What I Wore, have great tutorials on over-dying.

Happy Friday, Everyone!  This weekend I have, what I’m assuming will be a miserably cold birthday party at the zoo tomorrow and, of course, Easter is Sunday.

So, Happy Friday and Happy Easter!

Gracey

22 comments:

  1. i have never heard that term before. i love it! and you look adorable in these jeans. i am wearing skinnies with flats right now just for comfort and i'm not happy with how it looks, so i feel ya!

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  2. I am stuck at work today while everyone else is off so your crotch whiskers really brightened up my mood. I love the way your overdying turned out. And of course that's a killer scarf and flats.

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  3. Great job dyeing those jeans! The jeans I wore in my post today definitely have crotch whiskers (hilarious term, by the way!), and at first I didn't like the way they looked, but now they're growing on me.

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  4. Sooo...I'm not too embarrassed to admit that something came flying out of my nose when I read your post! (In my defense...I've been getting over a cold for the past week...Plus, it happens to everyone at some point, right??)
    You are TooToo Funny!
    But I also think that you're a genius for dying the jeans rather than continue to have a crotchety crotch!

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  5. LOL! that is hysterical! Love the colors in the redo (I was going to ask where was the stranger with the nice umbrella in the first shot ... )

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  6. Great job with the Rit dye! It's so irritating to find a great-fitting pair of jeans that have some kind of weird detail, like blinged-out pockets ... at least this was easy to remedy! :) Maybe I should try dying my flare jeans -- they have weird lighter patches in the rear that I'd love to get rid of.

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  7. love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
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  8. Hahaha, I love the description of the whiskers. Nice job on the dying - they look like a totally different pair of jeans!

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  9. This is brilliant - can't wait to try it! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  10. crotch whiskers! I was slow to realize what they were...and then I had a moment of revelation! Ha! I have a pair of black jeans I need to dye...but I keep putting it off and putting it off.

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  11. Jajajaja whiskers!! That's great! I actually have a pair of jeans that I don't wear anymore because of those lines grrr! Though dying them seems kinda hard for me,

    Happy Easter!
    Saludos

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  12. Yes, much better without the whiskers, although sometimes I think they're kind of cute. Who doesn't love a cute kitty?

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  13. I've never thought about dying jeans, but these look great. So much better after.

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  14. This comment may be riddled with errors, because Flat Tire thinks that my hands are trying and failing to pet her as I type...but you crack me up, Gracey. Not only that, but you look good doing it. You're dangerous!

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  15. Makes such a huge difference having those whiskers gone...I honestly wouldn't have minded them until I saw the dye job, and those look way more amazing :) I've never been a fan of whiskers either though--don't need anything emphasizing my hips! You are soooo smart to dye them away. And to wear that lovely scarf--great colour and print!

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  16. Hahaha!!! Crotch whiskers. Once you said that, I couldn't stop seeing a kitten's face.. right there! lol Oh my goodness that's hilarious. I totaly agree that they look 110 times better since you've died them! I also love your cute coral tunic and gray sweater!

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  17. You are brilliant! Both because you have coined the phrase "crotch whiskers" and because you had the craftiness to banish them.

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  18. Gracey girl, I love how you look in these jeans! Wiskers no more. I love your posture and coral shirt too. dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  19. It never even occurred to me that I could banish the crotch whiskers with clothes dye. Looks like you did a fabulous job on yours.

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  20. I did not know they were called crotch whiskers, only that at my age, they don't do a thang for me, girl :P You did an amazing job with those jeans; they look brand new!

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