Monday, 24 September 2012

Black Jeans

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jeans - gap, blouse - h&m, shoes - accessorize

Oh hey upper thighs, fancy seeing you again? If you look back at my outfit archives you may notice that I never really wear jeans, and hardly ever trousers at all. In fact I'm pretty sure I haven't bought a pair of jeans for maybe four years now.

I'm not really sure why, but I decided they didn't look that flattering on me, so I just stopped wearing them. It was around the time I first got into blogging, and seeing so many bloggers in skirts and dresses made me want to toss out my old jeans and t-shirts for good, and embrace something a bit more exciting.

I'm still pleased I did this, it forced me to experiment with my clothes in a way that I probably wouldn't have if I'd kept my jeans around, and I like the way it feels to wear a dress, and to feel dressed up and like you've made an effort. But last week for some reason the urge to get back into a pair of jeans came over me, and after a surprisingly quick trip to Gap I came out with a pair of black straight leg 1969s (I'm definitely not up to skinnies and I'm not sure I ever will be) and they feel pretty good!

I think I'm becoming less interested in being dressed up all the time, and more interested in attempting something more refined. I'm not quite sure how that's going to go, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

16 comments:

TheOtherSideofCool said...

The jeans look lovely on you! And the top is adorable xx

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Steph Ford said...

I like the top! I love spots. :) Great blog! xx

Katie Frank said...

you look beautiful- just like usual <3. i'm in love with your top :) i hope you find out this very very soon <3.

xStroutx said...

I was the same this winter, after not having worn jeans for about 6 or 7 years I ended up getting 4 pairs. They look fab on you!

Simple Sophie said...

I love your blouse and who are you kidding you look lovely in jeans! ox

Sherin said...

As much as I love dresses and skirts, I think jeans will always be my favourite. This pair looks great on you!
And love your lipstick too!

PinkBow said...

I'm the same, hardly ever wear them although I own them. Lovely simple outfit.

Bette on Toast said...

Aw, you look all pretty and dreamy crouching in the window! I'm not a jeans person either - so much less comfortable than a frock! But sometimes they are just what an outfit needs - eg your spotty top is the real focus of this ensemble with the plain black legs to set it off.

Helen said...

I'm just coming around to peplums now, they are so lovely. I think they look great with plain jeans too.

Et tu, tutu? said...

I never wear jeans because I also agree that they don't look very flattering on me (Although they look great on you!) They are good for a comfy day though, and this looks pretty comfy and cute!

-Lindsey

Mat said...

well jeans are a good start then, i wear jeans most days.

Maria Fallon said...

You look lovely, I did the same as you, I couldn't find a pair of jeans to fit so I didn't wear them for 2 years! Now I have my Topshop skinnies which I love as they are so soft!

Maria xxx

Louisa said...

I love your top! I must say, although I love to dress up (and tend to feel most comfortable about myself in a skirt or dress) there are times when all I want to wear are my trusty not-too-tight-just-tight-enough skinny jeans :)

Mandy said...

Loving this whole outfit! Perfect combination of chic and playful.

Alice said...

I love this, simple yet classic, sometimes a good pair of jeans is all you really need to feel comfortable and confident xxx

Kimberlee said...

Ohh can't wait to see your evolution! Love this kind of casual weekend look on you :) It's still cute and feminine like your style but perhaps more modern. I'm a jeans girl all the way!