Hem Gems, an easy and fast way to temporarily shorten your jeans!!
Most jeans are 1-2 inches too long for me. I only can wear them with high heels or platformed shoes.
There are times when I want to wear flats, but I hate folding the bottom hems up, look tacky.
Then, I found this product online, from hemgems.com. You can buy them on dailygrommet.com too.
With these "gems", I can shorten the jeans temporarily so that I can wear them with flats.
I could have done it cheaper way with safety pins, but they were kinda hard to put on. I don't have the patience.
Before vs After
There are 5 kinds of "gems" to choose from. One box costs $19.99, you'll get 8 "gems".
I bought the silver star one. I was split between the black classic rivet and the star. The black ones are more versatile, they can blend in with the jeans better, but I have a thing with stars.
They stay put until you take them off yourself. They don't damage the jeans at all. I love them! :)
Update (Mar 23, 2012):
I bought another set from DailyGrommet.com! I bought it there instead of straight from the HemGems site because the total after shipping fee is 5 cents cheaper. LOL :-P
Shipping is fast, just 3-4 days, via First Class Mail.
If you want a more discreet style, definitely get the "Classic Rivets", the button size is slightly smaller than the star one.