Everyone’s got that favorite pair of jeans that they just can’t bear to part with. In Nina Dobrev’s case, she feels that way — about more than 100 pairs of denim. (Who would have thought someone could ever give Jennifer Lopez’s wall of denim a run for its money?!)
At the StyleWatch x Revolve party Wednesday, when asked what she can’t stop buying, Dobrev starts to laugh. “Jeans. My friends, actually — I’ve had a jeantervention. They’ve had to sit me down and tell me not to buy any more jeans and jean shorts.”
Can she count how many she’s got stuffed in her drawers? “I have no idea. I couldn’t tell you.” Surely not more than 100?! “Yeah!” And the best part: “I don’t wear them by the way. I don’t wear half of them. I’m very nostalgic about certain things, so if I have a pair of jeans I wore when I did my audition for Vampire Diaries, I’ll keep them until my children in 45,000 years are born and they want to wear them … so that’s what I mean. I don’t wear them anymore because they don’t fit me because I’m not as tiny as season one of Vampire Diaries, I mean but I still have them. All of them.”
But despite her inclination to stock up on denim (and she’s not kidding about not wearing them, by the way — the most recent pic we could find of her in jeans was from June!), Dobrev says she’s frugal about other things, even waiting until the third season of her hit CW show to make her first big splurge.
“When I went to Paris for the first time, I bought myself the smallest Chanel purse they made because even that one was so expensive,” she says. “I came from an eastern European background, from Bulgaria, [and] my parents moved to Canada with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their back. I worked and learned what the value of a dollar is. So even though I make a good living, I still have that in my blood and so it’s hard for me to splurge and spend money frivolously like that.” (If she needs some extra cash, we’ll happily help her shop her denim closet sometime soon!)
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— Alex Apatoff