Fashion | Big Sleeves & even bigger jeans

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Unfortunately only the shirt of this outfit are available (although the jeans are from New Look and only cost, £7!) (the faux fur was from Zara before Christmas, the jacket was onsale from Anthropologie and the shoes are from, Barefoot Tess).

Really this faux fur waistcoat takes pride of place in this outfit. I waited it out on the latest Anthro sale (£30 from £95! Bargain!) I love how cosy it is and I also love its lack of sleeves! That lack of sleeves means I can wear these fantastic wide sleeved shirts which are all over the place at the moment!

Now this shirt is quite short in the body but it actually flatters me really well! (Although perhaps a little see-through.) I’m in love with white shirts in Spring and Summer so this has been a great kick start into the warmer seasons! Now onto these jeans, I bought these a little larger for comfort but actually they have wayyyyyy too much fabric on the crotch. Why are jeans so hard to find in a great, overall fit? A fellow blogger worked with Dorothy Perkins the other day on jeans and I couldn’t help but wonder, should I try out the classic bailey jean again? There is also a great instagram blogger I follow who’s been wearing thrifted paige jeans which look incredible and it makes me wonder, should I spend more on jeans? Are these high in elastic jeans actually good on fit or not?

Oh denim thoughts do they ever end? While I mull it over however, I would suggest that you all purchase a white t shirt with wide sleeves, great with skirts and of course jeans, fitted or oversized.

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The Capsule Wardrobe| Sometimes A girl just needs them: Good Jeans.

A good pair of jeans are like a hug from your favourite person in the world. They hug you perfectly (no lumps and bumps) and don’t judge you when you ate your weight in chocolate at the weekend. Those my friends are the dream jeans.

The bad news? They are often impossible to find.

Lucky for you guys I had a break through.

Last year, the Zara jean ruled supreme. The downside? For apple shapes like myself they are cut in such a way that they do have a tendency to pull in sharply at the waist band. If you are a pear shape however these might be ideal!

My best friend, Becky has long raved about New Looks, Disco Jean. Unavailable (or un marked in stores) This jean she has told me is her favourite. Whether its traditional blue or timeless black she loves this jean.

So when I was looking to upgrade my denim game this Autumn/Winter I knew really I needed to try these jeans, after all for £20 can you go wrong? However I stopped, I was afraid of a high waist.

Having grown up in the 00’s as a teen all I have ever really worn is low rise to a low mid rise and honestly I feel it suits me. Maybe not with my body shape perhaps (a good mid rise looks perfect) But to avoid stomachache? I can’t do high waist. With that being said however, one lunch time I went to New Look.

Another Zara must have. I really wanted classic black denim and last year these ticked all the boxes. Having re found New Look however it is my plan to replace these this year. I hate to but these were pretty snug and I’d rather not base all my decisions over whether I have lived off salad or not! I’m just not one of those girls.

What I picked up shockingly was a pair with a high waist. It wasn’t on purpose but it seems that this year this is the overwhelming trend for denim! So pulling these on I instantly knew, these were the dream.

I love jeans with stretch, I don’t understand them without it and these my friends have stretch, maybe some may say, too much. They are those lovely jeans which need washing every, two/three wears. But that means you have the perfect breathing room which every girl needs in her life!

This pair in particular remind me of 2004. They have the nineties scuffing to them, but did it stop me after all my talk of feeling outdated? Never. They are just too comfortable to care!!!

I think we all need to be prepared to see these all the time!! My next investment though, are these black ripped jeans for those darker days!

So if you feel like your body shape matches mine this is what is in these jeans so if you don’t have a New Look this is what you should look out for! 98% Cotton mixed with 2% Elastane. I have also bought these in my regular size (no going up or down) and have stuck with a 32 leg as I feel with super skinny you don’t need them to reach the ground!

So I am in love. Quite frankly I have been wearing these non stop! I still love Zara, but you have to be pretty skinny for theres so if you don’t feel like that, New Look really has the perfect formulae! and I am very excited to continue trying out their different styles!

Them Jeans | Are Boyfriend jeans a one fit suits all?

I absolutely adore my boyfriend jeans, I think I bought them at least three years ago from the Zara sale and I haven’t wanted to replace them since. Now that being said would I say that they are the most flattering? They’re not, they work ace with heels and a tucked in shirt but a loose T and flats? Passable i’m sure but not as great and I also think its easy to get the boyfriend jean wrong.

The reason I am talking about this is because honestly I have been looking for a pair of full length, girlfriend jeans. These clearly are cropped at my ankle because they are for far shorter ladies and thats fine but I really wanted a pair that I could wear throughout winter and feel as relaxed and as comfortable as these, but did I find them? no.

What I did find is a load of ill fitting and strangely dyed jeans. I thought at first that maybe I couldn’t wear these but now I also think that the stores are not making as attractive denim. I have even seen it on the streets where women have walked out trying to rock oddly shaped denim and it made me wonder are boyfriend jeans really a one style fits all, honestly at the moment I think not.

There is some strange obsession with boyfriends in too stiff a fabric which sticks out and shows how loose they are in odd areas on a woman and that to me just isn’t flattering. If your boyfriends aren’t broken in and well faded I again don’t think this is nearly as flattering as a soft, well dyed pair. My favourite are those that are really bolded faded or failing that in a light denim.

Now do I think that they’re is a shape they don’t suit? I’m not sure, maybe. All I know if that for an apple girl like myself they work because naturally I have skinny legs and no butt so these actually balance out my top heaviness and work well to give me a uniformed silhouette so I can only assume that should you be the opposite of that that it might not work quite as great unless they are far closer tailored, but of course I could be entirely wrong!

What are your thoughts on the boyfriend jean? Are their shapes you feel don’t suit them as well or do you like me wonder whether current dyes and fabric choices are ruining the chances of women the world over? leave me a comment below I’d love to hear from non apple shapes your thoughts on these, my wardrobe staples!

Christmas Casual

Buy this outfit: Black T-Shirt, Zara (went to find this online and couldn’t? Its in stores however!), Plaid Shirt: Gap, Denim Jeans: Zara, Boots: George, Asda, Tote (old): Accessorize.

During my fall capsule one thing I kicked myself about not adding was a plaid shirt. The one i’m wearing above is from Gap last November (2013) I absolutely adored this shirt from the get go and if other girls blogs is anything to go by then most of us love ourselves a good bit of plaid! Although this blog is too young for it I’m sure If I had have been around in 2010/11 I probably would have loved the gingham trend as well! What is it about stealing one from the boys that we all love so much? Boyfriend jeans, the white shirt, gingham/plaid? We all seem to love taking our Q’s from the boys! and I have no problem with that!

Although I really missed this look during fall (plaid always goes with those autumn colours and pumpkins! Am I right? I am actually pretty glad I waited since this one is really warm! I probably would have over heated would I have worn it, even in early November!

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I would also like to introduce you to my winter capsule jeans! Again Zara came through and saved me! You can’t see it too well in these photos but they have a cut in the knee and is distressed throughout which I really love for this winter! Plus myself and my work colleagues have decided that this is a must have top from Zara (again!) after we all found we had it in our online baskets! Annoyingly once I went to find it for this post, I couldn’t so I am sure it is somewhere online but its also in stores for sure.

What I love most about this outfit is its so great for winter weekends and chilling I think this will more than likely be my go to while we are off for Christmas! Speaking of christmas! Can you believe that there are only a few days to go? I feel like this has crept up super fast this year! and to think this time last year we were already in India! So mad about where this year has gone! But before I get gooey, have a fantastic weekend and see you all Monday!

Hot mess.

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Hot mess thursday.

Today has been one of those days. The one where I wanted to wear my slouchy bf jeans but couldnt find a decent top so I ended up wearing this monstrosity.

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I can’t show you more, its too terrible. Yes I rolled up my old skinny jeans overcowgirl boots . . .

The above is a sensible outtake from the weekend. If I’d have had any sense this morning I would have reworn this. But I dont actually know where these jeggings are right now.

See thats the problem you get when you’ve worn nice outfits all week then have somewhere to go and forget how to dress yourself!

It also happens when your clothes no longer live on their hangers but instead are piled in a need to be washed pile on the floor!

But thats a story for another time . . .

Happy hot mess thursday!!

Gull Guards and Dog Days.

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Myself and my partner took our (now) almost tradition, sunday walk around one of our local parks and decided that a sunday sandwich in the park was just what we needed. However what we weren’t prepared for was the seagull that kept protecting us from the other seagulls and birds who were trying to get our sandwiches from us! Were still not to sure what he’s motive was but he certainly kept the birds away from our food nicely!

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Top – H&M, Jeans – New Look

A bit of Oxblood and Red for a saturday. This top is actually one of the basics tops from h&m that looks a lot more like a dress on the hanger, but being tall means its definitely a top for me, but for many you could double this up as a great t-shirt dress.

Sunday however I went for something to kick off my 30×30 Challenge, so here is number 1!

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Pom-Pom Scarf, Accessorise – Black Sweater – Dorothy Perkins, Bird T – Dorothy Perkins, Brown leather belt – H&M, Super Stretch Skinnys in Blue – Dorothy Perkins Tall, Converse trainers.

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While our food was being guarded by the seagull, my legs were however not. So if you can see any paw prints, it was because I must have had my dog attracting perfume on today, as at least three jumped up and tried to get on my lap in about the space of ten minutes!

They must have known I was going to take pictures today!