I once read that having an amazing tailor was one of the best gifts you could give to your wardrobe. No truer words have ever been spoken. Due to my lovely height of 5′ 1, buying pants that fall at the right length is a battle, especially when they don’t come in short. So yesterday I took 4, yes 4, pairs of pants to my seamstress to get them hemmed. I normally buy my jeans from American Eagle, but H&M had some amazing pants that I had to have regardless of their length. I must say, that this back zip makes you go up several sizes! I usually wear a size 6/8 depending on the cut but I bought the following pants in a size 10!!!! I was about to go crazy because  I obviously thought I couldn’t have gotten that “fat”. Regardless of the length, the price ($12.95) and the fit made these pants very hard to resist. It just sucks that I’m paying the same price to have them hemmed… but I will have some very hot pants in my fall wardrobe! I love having busy bottoms and simple tops. To me, my butt and my legs are my best assets so I like to accentuate them any way I could.

H&M $12.95 also got them in solid red

Anyway, a tailor doesn’t have to be expensive, they have to be trustworthy and do a very good job. I found mine a few years ago, attached to a dry cleaner, and I haven’t been to anyone else since. They’re reasonable and do a very good job, and that’s all that matters.

If you’re in a new city/state/country take something simple, and that you don’t mind being messed up, to have adjusted to test the person. The best part of having a tailor/seamstress you trust? Being able to take items and change them up. In this age of people trying to not wear the same outfit twice because of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, you can take a dress and remove the sleeves or even add a panel of material in a different colour or texture to change it up! Welcome to the maxxinista/frugalista age! Be creative with your wardrobe. Trying this out for the first time? Again, experiment with items of clothing that aren’t new.

Hope this post helped you!