Monday, February 23, 2015

Style Budget Month 2: February

February 2015

1. $21 Factory yellow grey plaid flannel (not shown) 
2. $60 J.Crew blacksmith wash toothpicks & destructed miller toothpicks (not shown)
3. $18 J.Crew tassel top in black
4. $30 J.Crew toothpicks in arcade wash 
5. $42 J.Crew toothpicks in miller wash tall (+8 to have them hemmed)
7. $22 J.Crew silk cafe capris on eBay 

Spent= $161 
Made= $188 on Posh  

$188- $166= $27 Made 

Reflection: I never thought I could wear toothpick jeans from J.Crew before, however, it turns out with the new update to many of the styles in 2014, I can.  This month I tried six different pairs of these jeans and ended up keeping four out of the six. 

These are the toothpicks I tried in order of preference:

  1. Destructed Millers
  2. Blacksmith Wash
  3. Arcade Wash
  4. Miller Wash (bought the talls and had them hemmed to a 28' inseam, but they are a bit big)
  5. Mamba Black
  6. Classic Rinse
I kept pairs 1-4 and returned 5& 6. The Mamba black pair may have worked but they felt a bit too tight in the waist and the coated denim part bothered me and felt awkward on me.  The Classic Rinse may look amazing on Rynetta of J.Crew is My Fave Store, but they were awful on me. They fit me too tightly in the legs and looked more like a legging than a jean. 

The good news is that if you have not tried them, you really should. The Millers are amazing and I would wear them every day if I could. I need to find a more grown up wash that fits like these. IF you all know of any that are comparable please let me know!

That's it for my month of pants. I'm linking up with Fran for Budgeting Bloggers as usual.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I'm stopping by via the Budgeting Bloggers linkup. I really like the new and improved toothpicks too, especially the miller wash and the blacksmith wash. Those are my go-to jeans right now!

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by? I find the toothpick sizing quite inconsistent. Have you found any other washes that fit like the lovely Millers? Thanks!