Tuesday, March 19, 2013

down the middle



Cape: J.Crew (old, similar style here); Turtleneck: J.Crew; Pants: c/o James Jeans with a DIY front slit, similar pair here; Shoes: c/o Sigerson Morrison; Necklace: Yochi; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (borrowed from the man friend); Watch: Michael Kors

Finally got on board with the front slit jean trend -- and I'm not sure why it took me so long! Took some scissors to this pair of jeans that were slightly too long for me (which let's face it, describes most of my jeans) and I'm so tempted to do the same to a few other pairs. Like a modern take on a boot cut jean that still shows off your shoe. Win, win all around. 

Photos by Dan Johnson

57 comments:

  1. Did you just cut them? Did you add a seam or anything to prevent fraying?

    Love the black and camel combo.

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  2. Oohh I need to try this, unfortunately I have the opposite problem with length! Looks great an love the shape of the cape, very mod!
    Sheree xxx

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  3. love the cape and such a great color.

    xo
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  4. I'm embarrassed to say that I haven't seen any front slit jeans before. They look fabulous on you ;)

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  5. Love your jeans... I have done it too but what I like is that you matched the nude pumps.

    See you in my blog, maybe.
    xxx
    Nina
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  6. gorgeous cape! xo

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  7. totally looooove your cape! xo, Alma
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  8. I have been on the hunt for some slit-front pants...never thought about just "making" them myself - genius!

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  9. Great pants and cape! Looking gorgeous :)

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  10. Love your cape and pumps:))
    Kisses


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  11. Fabulous! I love the elegant black&camel style.
    Your cape is stunning and your golden jewellery is too.

    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  12. Super cute and I love this DIY! I can actually see myself trying this :)
    xo Krystin
    suburbanfauxpas.com

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  13. Such a great idea - I'll definitely have to try this! Thanks :)

    x the fabulous life of a natural disaster

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  14. love this look, so classy and the jean split adds a quirky and modern angle

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  15. very lovely cape ! very chic outfit!

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  16. Nice work on the jeans!! xoLili

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  17. You look lovely! Very chic! xo, Christina+

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  18. lovely!!|

    i invite to me too

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  19. That cape looks awesome with those front slit pants. I've thought about investing in some and seeing your post today made me want them even more. What a great idea to make some!

    Kristen
    Radiating Splendor

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  20. i love the slit! how crazy that a simple snip can totally change a pair of pants!

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  21. Adorable colour combo. The statement necklace looks great with the cape.
    Have a fab Tuesday Hun xoxo
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  22. I love this cape !! great pants too...

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  23. Wow - how have I not thought of that before!? I've been craving a pair of front slit skinnies for a while now but haven't found the right pair just yet. I'm totally gonna try this DIY soon myself! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  24. They look great. The slit really elongates your leg!

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  25. This outfit is so chic! Love love love it!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  26. Very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  27. Looking super chic and sassy today... and genius jean idea!!
    xo, Meg
    www.sealed-with-style.com
    ....super curious to see how they look with a boot cut!

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  28. You look fantastic, I love this outfit!

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  29. I love that cape on you... www.shopperstherapy.blogspot.com

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  30. Lovely!
    Irene
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  31. In love with that cape!

    xo Jennifer

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  32. Capes are just so damn chic! You look great, loving the DIY here.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City
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  33. Wow! this look is amazing! love the cape & color combination!

    Xo
    Flor
    http://meringuesandchiffon.blogspot.com

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  34. Gorgeous ! love your DIY jeans !!

    XX Luba

    Well Living BLog
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  35. GREAT idea on how to make a pair of our own slit front pants!!!! also the cape is too adorable.

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

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  36. Maybe actually getting a pair of jeans with zipped end will make the lool a bit more refined? lol Afterall the fabric will start to frail after a while right?

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  37. Gorgeous cape!

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  38. Great idea w/ the front slit jean! I also love this cape! Gorgeous!
    xx, Alexia of In the Mean
    xx, Alexia of In the Mean

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  39. I love the front slit jean look -- never thought of trimming regular skinny jeans! Definitely going to look through my jeans and see what I can do.
    grey et al

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  40. Ooh, I have a pair of jeans in mind that this would be perfect for. I am loving your whole look here!

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  41. I love capes, and nude is a great colour for you, love the addition of the necklaces to add some extra glamour!

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  42. unfortunately, and fortunately, jeans are never too long for me so will not be able to indulge in this trend; looks great on you!




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  43. I love that cape, and the simple chic black and beige look.


    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  44. I love skinny jeans. It looks sexy on long legged women. Urban Styles...

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  45. Awesome look. The pants look rad <3

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    xx

    glamdevils

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  46. What a beautiful statement piece your cape is. It's a great addition to a fabulous wardrobe.

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    Sofia

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  47. Ah what a great idea to cut your jeans! I'm going to have to try that. Love this outfit!

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  49. Fab idea and I love the cape!!

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  50. They look great...wish my jeans were always as long, haha!

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