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An Elegy For My Favorite Pants

happy beach day

Do you have a favorite piece of clothing? Does it feel like home when you put it on?

Let me tell you the story of a pair of pants that will always have a special place in my heart.

My favorite pair of jeans had the never-fail combo of fit, comfort, and longevity. They have hugged my butt and legs for a long time, and looking back, it was actually amazing that I had been able to keep one pair of denims for so long. 9 whopping years! Nothing else in my life seems to have the same iron-man endurance as this pair of Levi's. Two countries of residences, three apartments, and numerous hair colors later, it was finally time that they bid me farewell. My trusty rump companion shredded at the inner thigh, an irreparable mortal wound.

channeling the 90's

They were my first foray into skinny jeans, and were the only pair that stayed skinny throughout the years. Back in 2008, I was still not quite taken with the idea tight pants. I thought that tight pants were in fact, not tight. But a friend of mine dragged me to a Levi's store one day because she was in the market for a new pair of jeans. I instantly fell in love when I was taught to do 'the pants dance' in order to wiggle into this particular pair of jeans.

pink striped tank and cat hoodie

"If you can put them on without doing the dance, then they're not skinny enough," she said as she demonstrated by shimmying and jumping in such a manner that made her look like a struggling interpretive dancer. I felt ridiculous as I copied her movements to get these pants on, while wholly believing they were way too small the entire time.

But alas, once they were on, I was a believer.

And they have faithfully been with me through the seasons, the wild parties, the long work days, the happy times, the heartbreaks...

This photoshoot was done on the day that fateful rip happened. And so, it is such a poetic goodbye to them as I type this blog post with a heavy heart -- my first trek into anti-anti-fashion will be immortalized in a fashion blog. They will be imprinted in my memory in all their jolly sunny beach day glory.

heart shaped sunglasses are the best sunglasses

So what do I do with them now? I'm learning to let go of a lot of things at this particular stage in my life... cleaning out my apartment, selling off old things, declutter, declutter, declutter. My sentimental side screams for me to keep them, but my practical side whispers, "Let go~"

Just in case you didn't know, H&M has a great garment recycling program. Simply drop your old clothes off at any H&M store, and they will either rewear, reuse, or recycle your old clothes. If you have stuff that are just a bit too tattered to donate, you can be earth-friendly and send them to be reincarnated into something useful instead of straight to a landfill.

A fitting place to send my old friend to, wouldn't you say?

farewell to my favorite levi's jeans

Photo cred: Pauline Hsieh @lauhte | EditingMe!

Outfit details: Hoodie: Target | Heaadphones: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Madewell | Sunglasses: Literally bought them off some guy at the beach | Shirt: Urban Behavior | Jeans: Levi's | Shoes: Ardene | Bag: It was given away from a USC football game.
26 comments on "An Elegy For My Favorite Pants"
  1. This reminded me so much of my red trousers...RIP...may the force of the racoon always be with you... :-D

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    1. 2017 goals: Find pants to love again LMAO

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  2. Levi's jeans are amazing!At the moment I have a pair of them that I'm loving,a mid waist one.
    My biker jacket is like my home now:every look is perfect with her,and I can wear her with almost all kind of weather:layering or not,adding shawls etc...!

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    1. IKR, I need to get a pair of replacements asap to fill the void that is my closet/heart.

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  3. It is never to early to start spring cleaning and decluttering the closest. Pretty cool that H&M will take back your used clothes. You can also drop them off at Good Will.

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  4. Having experienced in moving to places a lot, I could understand how one would feel to let go of the favorite things by selling out and decluttering. Wonderful article Angel! Loved it 😊

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  5. Aww, there's really nothing like finding that perfect pair of jeans, is there? I had a perfect pair once, that last through the last part of high school, marriage, pregnancy, divorce. They still fit when I got pregnant with my second child, but no more afterward - they remained one size too small until finally I gave up and let them go.

    I'm much more into leggings now anyway though, so it's okay. Still ... ah, to have the perfect jeans again ...

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  6. I really like the way your jeans look on you. I have 3 pairs of jeans that I completely love and cannot live without.

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    1. Thanks Glenda! Take good care of your jean babies!!

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  7. They have hugged my butt and legs for a long time, lol. hehehe

    looks good on you

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  8. you're so sexy on that pants! very pretty! i like your sunglasses too! looks perfect!

    -Dana vento

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  9. that's a great pants! i like yur outfit you're so pretty!

    -CATVILLS

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  10. Cute jeans! I think we all have that one piece in our closet we absolutely love!

    | diaryofasouthernmillennial.com

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  11. The jeans look super comfy. You look lovely and I would love to be on the beach. xx

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  12. That's awesome! 9 years for jeans? It has defied all odds and all the trends as well. I'm sure that recycling program is a great place for your beloved pair of jeans.

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  13. This is such a great story! This reminds me that I have to clean some stuff out, though, haha. x)

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  14. Isn't it fantastic when you find a pair of trousers that just totally work? Nine years is a pretty good shelf life too!

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    1. I hope my next pair of favorite jeans can last 10!

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  15. What an awesome looks, Your outfit was really looks good on you and your jean was makes you more sexier.

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