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A Pop of Peach: Fashion


Necklace: online clearance
White shirt: thrifted
Jeans: Gap
Shoes: thrifted

“Mom, I am definitely going to have to snag those from your closet,” my thirteen year old daughter remarked when she saw the new peach (or are they coral?) Gap Skimmer jeans.

Who needs Tim Gunn when I live with a born stylist? She loves her fashion, and I take that as quite the raving review.

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People always ask me, “What are the two items that you’d actually invest good money in and break some of your Frugal Fashionista [5] “rules?”

That’s so easy, and I’ve stated it since the beginning of my series – unique statement pieces like a bold necklace, earrings, scarf, or shoes, and a great pair of jeans.

Gap jeans are near and dear to my heart. They were the first pair of jeans that I ever purchased full price. I wore them for over ten years (shhh), and they still looked good even after a decade of wear. Good fitting jeans are worth the investment.

Quality. Definite Quality.

Since new stylish jeans are on my list of upcoming purchases, I have to take my “Mom Jeans” up a notch, and the opportunity to try out Gap’s new Skimmer length jeans came at a great time.

But better yet? I’ll be sharing a chance for you to win some next week (along with a great $20 off coupon for you to try them yourself) so keep on the look out for that post.


My daughters came shopping, and they picked out not only the peach colored jeans for me, but my 13 year old daughter found the same color shirt slashed 70% off, and wanted to buy it out of her own money. I intervened and said, ‘My treat.”


Necklace: Thrifted
Shirt: Gap Clearance
Belt: Yard Sale
Skimmer Jeans: Gap
Shoes: Thrifted

The peach/coral jeans are a bit bold, but I think everyone should live just a tad dangerously and include some great pops of color in one’s wardrobe. These are so fun for the summer, and the length is perfect. No more attempting to hem or roll them to achieve the perfect length (and yes, I do that with a ton of my thrifted pants just trying to make them work).

The style is perfect.


Don’t you just love all the way these are styled? From casual to a night on the town, the Skimmer Jeans work wonderfully for both, and I love all the ideas I can get for my summer wardrobe.

I already have white tees, cardigans and now I am on the hunt for colored flats and that cool jean jacket.


Black Tank: I’ve had for years and still my favorite
$3 Scarf: favorite ever scarf find
Skimmer Jeans: Gap
Flats: I admit, my daughter’s and they are tight.

I love that this look can transition from winter, with the black cardigan that I had over the tank, to spring, by just removing the sweater.


One more up close look at my fun find

So let’s talk jeans. I’d love to get your input.

Is it hard for you to find jeans that fit well?

What do you look for in a pair of jeans? What’s your favorite length?

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