Hooray! I'm back in my pre-pregnancy jeans, and man do I feel good. A couple weeks ago I was able to go through and bring some pieces back into my wardrobe. That felt great!
While I was sorting to donate some pieces that didn't look so great, I found a pair of jeans I have loved to wear for the past 5 years. However, they were at that level of worn out where they didn't look new anymore but they just sorta looked crappy in some spots. I decided to take my Dremel with a sanding ring to them and distress them to the point of being fashionably destroyed.
I loved these pants to begin with. They were just a tiny bit commercially distressed when I bought them, but over time the bottom of the pant legs have frayed completely out. I also may have helped them along after the backs started to go, but that's ok.
I'm really enjoying them! They're cute, they're comfy, and now I have a nice set of extra-worn-in jeans without investing another 5 years of wearing them constantly to get them to that point.