Wordful Wednesday-hitting the jeans lottery

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I’m an unrepentant jeans snob.

Well, that’s not exactly true. I feel guilty saying that out loud. It sounds amazingly close to bragging. I’m pretty sure it is. But that guilt doesn’t change anything. I still only buy and wear designer jeans. If it’s a sin, I’ll repent later.

For now, I have to tell you about hitting the jeans lottery…..sort of. There wasn’t much gambling involved.

Craigslist was the conduit by which I found the deal of my lifetime. For less than a tenth of their purchase price, I obtained a pair of Hudson’s, a pair of AG’s, a pair of Joe’s, a pair of Bebe cords and 2 pairs of Citizen of Humanity jeans.

All I had to do was trust that the seller would actually send me the jeans after my check cleared.

What’s that saying? “All’s well that end’s well?”

It ended well. Oh so well.

About Angie

Angie is a CRAFT dabbling, recipe making, WORD loving, sunshine hording, book DEVOURING, Mama to a lot! She's kind of in love with Instagram right now, so if you want her attention, go find here there. {smiling}


  1. Sounds like you got a wonderful deal there. Craigslist is awesome!! Happy Wednesday!!

  2. Yay for you! Ain’t nothin’ like a pair of well-fitting jeans.

  3. Oh..awesome deal!!

  4. How funny……I was just talking designer jeans with a friend. She was asking if designer jeans were really worth the money. I wouldn’t know cause the most I pay is for Gap jeans!

    But if the fit well, I say they are worth it! I love that you got such a great deal. πŸ™‚

  5. Following Him says

    Gotta love Craigslist! What a deal πŸ™‚

  6. Scary Mommy says

    Craigslist is wonderful. I do more selling than buying, but I just turn the money around and go shopping, so it’s all good. πŸ™‚

  7. That is too funny! I never thought about Craigslist as a source. Lucky you!

  8. Then you need to come and visit me. Right across the border from us in Brazil is a store called Pura Mania, who also is the manufacturer of Diesel Jeans. My daughter buys a pair there every year and I know for sure she has had two of them for over 8 years. The only glitch is that you need a Brazilian butt for them to fit you . . . πŸ˜‰

  9. Good for you! I recently heard a story on the news of a lady who trusted someone and didn’t work out so well on Craigslist. There are good people out there πŸ™‚

  10. Hootin' Anni says

    I live in jeans! I so love these colors you have. And the more I wear them, the more comfortable they get.

    My Wordful is just how cold it is here…and there’s proof. Oh, and a couple of slices of blackberry pie I’m raffling off today [just kidding!!!!!]

    Come on over. But make sure you’re wearing something warm and wuzzy!!!

    [the link on Mr. Linky I left is a direct permalink to the Wordful post]

  11. mommytoalot says

    Those jeans look pretty cool!

  12. so you didn’t have to go meet any creepy strangers in dark alleys? i may have to give this craig’s list a try.

    can you see how green with jealously i am? you better be modeling one of these for friday’s what are you wearing.

  13. Wow, what a steal!

  14. β™₯spoiled mommyβ™₯ says

    That is just awesome!!
    Way to go!

  15. What a great bargain! Have a wonderful Wednesday Angie!

  16. I love jeans on sale!

  17. Awesome! I love jeans and that’s a great bargain!

  18. Live.Love.Eat says

    Wow, then you’ll love this. Or hate it actually, that I only own one pair of jeans. One pair!!!!! I don’t know what it is. I am just the worst girl when it comes to jeans. I don’t go out and buy them. But that is my goal in 2009 to have at least 4 pair I like. Oh, there is one pair at the tailor I am getting hemmed. That makes 2!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Most of my jeans are from Old Navy or the Gap. lol!

  20. I just read an article in a magazine highlighting all the great deals on ebay…snagging designer duds on a fraction of the cost. I never thought about searching Craigslist. I’ll have to browse the ads…

  21. Straight to Your Hart says

    When you score big…it is so worth the brag!! Love the jeans.

  22. mommaof4wife2r says

    this is fun! and i seriously need to get some “make the belly look good pair of jeans! i love the ebay thing…craig’s list too! smiles…

  23. Oh, I so need my jeans body back! I haven’t worn jeans in YEARS!

  24. Jenni Jiggety says


    My favorite jeans at the moment are from Old Navy! LOL!

  25. Eudea-Mamia says

    Oh lucky, LUCKY Girl!!!

    1 – because those totally rock.

    2 – because you didn’t have to try them on with bad lighting.


  26. Don’t you love great deals….

  27. that is so cool–one of the best Craigslist deals I’ve heard of!!

  28. Awesome! I have never checked out Craigslist…guess I will now!

  29. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    aren’t you a lucky girl!

    here is another site if you are interested in cheap goods:
    http://www.ioffer.com – you can find ANYTHING there!

  30. Oh hooray for you! I’m so glad it all worked out.
    Now, just a little FYI, either I’m a total ‘band’ geek, or I just suck, because I have never heard of those jeans!

    Does CK still make them-because he’s the one I know.?

    Yeah, I know. I’ll take the help;)

  31. Doublebanker says

    Good Idea…will try to get my WonWed post done in a few.

  32. We all have our thing! I love Craigslist, Freecycle, Cheapcycle and eBay — there are so many things that others do not want and that I LOVE!!! Glad that you hit the jackpot!!!!

    A magical WW to you!

  33. Doublebanker says

    Kinda nerdy, my Wonderful Wednesday posts will get better!

  34. Lori of I'm no super Mom says

    That is awesome! Yay for you!

  35. Kelly Deneen says

    You did hit the jeans jackpot! Nice!! I will have to hit up craigslist for some clothing. Great idea. πŸ™‚

  36. You go girl! Did you just happen to look on Craigslist at the right time or are you always searching?

    Great job!

  37. Not only am I MAJORLY jealous of your awesome score! I’m even more jealous that they look so teeny tiny! LOL

    Selfishness aside, I’m still happy for you! :o)

  38. hippos toes says

    Wow, lucky you!!! I used to buy a lot of my son’s clothes from Ebay when he was an infant. Looks like I need to check those out again :).

  39. Jill (Sneaky Momma) says

    Awesome score on those designer jeans!
    I’ve been seeing ‘Wordful Wednesday’ on my bloggy friends blogs for months. Had to come check it out! Thanks for doing this. What fun!

  40. ummm, that is an awesome score! and i will admit it…i am a little bit jealous!

  41. The Pink Potpourri says

    i LOVE craigslist! although i’ve never sent a payment…i’ve always gone in person. but that’s how we’ve gotten a majority of our furniture!

  42. Love it!
    Now I wanna head over to craig’s list to find a score like that!

  43. Bonnie the Boss says

    Congrats Ang! I wish my butt would fit in those cute jeans!

  44. Wow! That is so exciting for you. I can’t say I have ever purchased jeans on craigslist, but maybe I should check it out.

    There used to be two girls in Phoenix who did jean parties. They would bring racks and racks of designer jeans to your house. You could buy any pair for $90!! They have left their “business” and opened some sort of spa. I have often thought I should contact them and ask them how they did it. I miss the “parties”.

  45. Casey's trio says

    Now that is a frugal shopper and I love it!!

  46. Honey Mommy says

    Enjoy all those jeans! I should go looking and get myself some. :o)

  47. You are a woman after my own heart!!!

  48. OOhhhh, I am jealous!

  49. That is SO cool! I love second hand clothes deals!!

  50. Simply AnonyMom says

    I have found many deals on Craigslist. Looks like you hit the lottery.

  51. I LOVE Craigslist! That is an amazing score. Sometimes you can definitely hit the lottery on there.

  52. I'm impressed! I wish I could buy clothes without having to try them on first… πŸ™

    Wish I could participate today, but your meme is too popular & I don't have time today to read everyone's blogs. πŸ™

    My post today would totally fit, but I just don't feel right signing up on Mr. Linky & not reading other people's blogs. Gotta play fair! LOL!

    Have a great day!!

  53. Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy says

    My rather large, protruding derierre (sp) hasn’t been able to fit into a pair of jean since before kids.

    I am jealous… I hate you…

    I feel so much better now!

    Have a lovely day!

  54. Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy says

    {{wink}} {{wink}} on my above comment.

    I don’t hate anyone… well that’s not true… but you know.

  55. It’s always important to mix frugality and jean snobbery…



  56. That’s hilarious…I think I’m the opposite with jeans. The only designer name I recognized was Bebe’s. LOL

  57. That’s awesome. I’m jealous.

  58. CanCan (MomMostTraveled) says

    If those were mine, I would get a little high from the memory of what a bargain they were every single time I wore a pair.

  59. what a find! i love craigslist!!!

  60. Jay @halftime lessons says

    Look how tiny you are!!

    I couldnt get one butt cheek in your jeans.

    Not…that…I want to try on your clothes.

    Or any woman’s for that matter…

    Ok…I’m off topic again…dammit…

  61. Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) says

    One word, JEALOUS!

    I’m always looking for that “perfect” pair of jeans!

  62. can i call you mrs green jeans now?? lol love the green and red cords!!

  63. SCORE! That is an awesome lot of jeans! Well done!!!!

    ps i waited up til 3am to put myslef on the list and finally gave up once i realized we are FOUR hours time difference. LOL

  64. yeah for you! That is soo fuN! u got a great deal… and look at all those jeans.. do they all fit well! yeah angie!!

  65. Nicole O'Dell says

    Great deal!

    Ps. #82 in your linky was a mistake. I pasted the wrong link and accidentally hit enter. sorry!

  66. Nice find Angie. I am so glad that others know about Craigslist. What a great site!

  67. Good on ya.
    I wouldn’t know a pair of designer jeans if they hit me in the face.

  68. I love craigs list! I would have never thought to look for clothes on there. Great tip!

  69. Whoot! Awesome jean find! My jean of choice is Lucky, so let me know if you come across any great deals.

  70. Angie, you are a lot like me! I only buy designer jeans. Everything else can be whatever, but the jeans…they have to be designer. I guess because of the way they are made, or maybe because of the way that I am made. Either way, I am a pant snob too!

  71. Nice! Very nice indeed!

  72. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says

    That was a gamble that paid off πŸ™‚

  73. Jackpot! (Side note, that word always takes me back to the day that I found out I was having triplets. Jackpot is what the doctor said when 3 beating hearts came up on the ultrasound screen.)
    Those are awesome jeans! Will you be modeling them for “What Are You Wearing?”

  74. brunger bunch says

    You are a lucky girl! I forgot to tell you, I loved your article in the ensign. You should be very proud of yourself. It was great!!

  75. β€’Β΄.ΒΈΒΈ.‒¨¯`β™₯.Erin.β™₯´¯¨‒.ΒΈΒΈ.Β΄β€’ says

    Sweet!! I love a good deal…

  76. I guess I am totally not a jean snob like you because I have never heard of these brands. πŸ™ That actually makes me feel sad. πŸ™

  77. The Thompson's says

    Ok Angie I’m in. Looking forward to many more.

  78. What a deal!! You are one lucky gal.

  79. girlytwins says

    I am oh so VERY jealous right now. As you are aware I share your same sin for the love of designer jeans. I too will only wear designer jeans. My hubby always jokes that if there was a fire in our house he would run in and save my jeans πŸ™‚

    That is a rocking deal. You lucky girl!!

  80. You crack me up.

  81. ParentingPink says

    I am a fellow jean snob too, I’ll admit it. My deal of a lifetime was when I found a pair of Seven for All Mankind jeans at Marshal’s marked down from $198 to $60. Not too shabby. BUT something tells me you got a way better deal than that! Never thought to check Craigs List for jeans before, but now I know the secret! Thanks! Happy WW!

  82. I love jeans myself. Can’t have enough!!! And a good deal, why I would never pass by!!!

  83. Rats number 98! That’s what I get for sleeping!

    Love the jeans!

  84. What a great find, and I love the colors too.

    There’s nothing wrong with buying designer jeans…I think you pay more because they fit better and last longer.

    I need to check Craigslist more often!

  85. Never thought to look on there! I know my sis has found great jeans on ebay. I’m one that has to try on though….but I could really use some new jeans, and a deal would be perfect!

  86. You’re so lucky to have been able to get jeans off of Craigslist. I HAVE to try on first because jeans and I have a love/hate relationship, especially when it comes to fit!

    Get find Angie. Have fun wearing them!

  87. Happy WW. I always thought Craigslist was a bogus place…guess I was wrong! Congrats on the find!

  88. Sweet deal!!! I always love getting a good deal on great jeans. Never thought of checking out craiglist though.

  89. A Family Completed... says

    Great Deal. I <3 Craigslist.

  90. Now THAT is a great deal!!

  91. Big Craig’s List fan here too:)

  92. Sheesh you did hit the lottery. I am so jealous. Off to share my find today on my wordful wednesday (late).

  93. Awww man, I am JEALOUS!! What an AWESOME deal. I am a sucker for designer jeans, too. They just fit so much better!

  94. Gretchen and Jimmy says

    This was my very first Wordful Wednesday!! Thanks for hosting such a fun blog carnival!!!

  95. Wow…what a great deal, those are some great jeans!

    Come check out my last post I gave you an award!! =)

  96. The wise and thrifty fashionista. πŸ™‚
    Here’s my WW: http://joyce.taron.net/wordful-wednesday-%E2%80%93-what-searches-lead-others-to-your-blog/

  97. Nice score on the jeans.

  98. This is my first Wordful Wednesday. I’ve admired from afar way to long. Thanks for hosting, it was fun. Love the jeans!

  99. I’m so happy for you. And now maybe I’ll try Craigslist since it worked so well for you (said the naive girl who will probably get swindled).

  100. You have a tiny heiny!

  101. nice jeans! yeah Craigs! πŸ™‚
    My wordful wednesday is about my vacuum cleaner, that I love more than life. LOL.

  102. Clark Captions says

    Way cool Angie! Glad it worked out!

  103. I love the green ones! So fun. I desperately need some new jeans that don’t show my butt crack. When it’s cold – it’s really cold on the exposed butt!

    Here is my wordful wednesday:

  104. Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light says

    To say that I’m jealous is an understatement! Seriously?!! I am just praying that I can fit back into my designer jeans someday soon!!!

  105. WheresMyAngels says

    Who? Who? Who? Who? lol Yeah, I don’t know many brand names these days.

    I own one pair of jeans (that I can fit into that is). When I was skinny, I liked them. Now that I’m a plus size, they don’t feel as good. I’m a skirt and slacks woman.

  106. Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ Yay for craigslist. The state of Montana is all under the same "territory" for Craiglist… It's not to big out here… (yet I hope) πŸ™‚

  107. I am on Craiglist all the time… trying to sell golf clubs as we speak on there. As a single father, can’t seem to find time to ever play. Love your photo idea… think I will try it next week.

  108. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    That is awesome. I am glad it all worked out for you and you got some pretty cool jeans!

  109. Krazy Armstrong K's! says

    i finally get around to this and mr linky is gone? πŸ™ better late then never right? love the jeans, im a cheap skate tho! lol

  110. You gotta love Craigslist huh?!!! Sweet deal.

  111. tara @ kidz says

    Looks like this jean snob is gonna have to check out Craigslist more often! Thanks for the tip!

  112. The Thompson's says

    Ok Angie,
    You have been tagged. So go to my blog and check it out! Dont forget to link back to me and let me know when you post!


  113. Love those green jeans!

  114. love love love your jeans!

    thanks for the post on my bloggity blog! you’ve been missed!


  115. Leigh and Anthony says

    I couldn’t agree more. Hudson are my favorite, but my seven skinny jeans have been perfect for stuffing into boots and dealing with our snowy weather.

  116. Oh, I love a good deal!

  117. Mark and Kiss says

    Hooray for Craigslist. Don’t have a clue about the jeans, but you look great in anything you wear Angie.

  118. Come check it out. I tagged you πŸ™‚

  119. Threeundertwo says

    I love Craigslist! It’s a total treasure hunt and everyone I’ve dealt with so far has been great. Congratulations on the jeans!

  120. Oh! No way! Score!!

    That is going to be my treat to myself when I reach my weight loss goal. A new pair of designer jeans!

  121. Great deal! I’ll have to check out Craig’s list

  122. Wow, what a steal! We all having something we love so if it is jeans for you so be it. Don’t repent! Just enjoy.

  123. armyfamilyok says

    I might own a single pair of jeans. LOL I don’t like them and they never fit right. NEVER!!

    I do love a good deal though and it seems like you found one.

    My “fetish” is shoes. I only buy brand name shoes. No cheapies for me!! LOL

  124. Great bargain….glad it worked out!!