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Apt2B: L.A.'s Local Resource For All Your Home Needs

My love of (and addition to) eBay started in high school (I was an early adopter, what can I say), and to say that I'm an expert at liquidating my closet assets would be an understatement. Learning to use eBay helped me to refine my style, allowing me to make extra cash selling off things I no longer wore and providing an endless, affordable source of designer pieces. 

Because I've been buying and selling on eBay for so long, I've been able to get the steps to selling down to a science so the time required is minimal. (It helped that business process re-engineering is part of my real job description...) 

Distressed denim is one of those things that I love admiring on other people, but struggle to style for myself. I've accumulated a small collection of (expensive) ripped jeans that have mostly sat on the shelf of my closet because I could never figure out how exactly to wear them in a way that looked classic and put-together (rather than what a grungy teenager might wear when running late to a test).

During the process of turning over my closet for spring, I pulled out this pair of Current Elliott distressed (and patched) jeans and decided to add them to my rotation for the next few weeks, packing them in my carry-on for a 10-day trip that will include a long weekend in San Francisco.

In case you also have a pair or two of torn up old jeans in the back of your closet and are looking for adult ways to style them, I thought I'd share the three ways I'll be wearing these jeans for my upcoming trip. (I should mention that all the other pieces pictured will also be worn with work outfits in order to fit everything into my small duffel bag and honor my ultralight packing manifesto.)