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23 February 2017

desperately seeking an alternative to my skinnies!

I keep reading everywhere that the skinny jean is dead. I must admit that I'm to craving to experiment with something other than my beloved skinnies at the moment. After reading this fab post I've been inspired to do a bit of research, especially as it feels we are just about to turn a corner weather-wise (well.....once Doris is out of the way!). I picked up a couple of Levi's CT 501's in the sale in January (back here) and this past week I've been busy checking out other options. This pic inspired me to look for something black and cropped!


Carolina is my new style crush! Love this look. I think these are trousers rather than jeans but this image certainly got the ball rolling towards getting me out of my drainpipes and into some different styles of denim. I'm usually quite faithful to good old Toppers when it comes to jeans, Zara are pretty good too. When it comes to offering more variety of styles though, Gap is a pretty good port of call. They have such a good range of different shapes and washes, I can usually find exactly what I'm looking for.



These didn't disappoint......as soon as these were out of the packet they were on! I love them! They are more of a washed black than a true black and my usual 28" waist is spot on size-wise. Now I know you can't see them in detail in this shot.....but you get the gist!


H&M coat, here 20% off & free delivery with code 6043! 
New Look blouse, here
Gap real straight jeans, here
Urban Outfitters shoes, past season alternative here

As per usual there was a discount code at Gap (DOUBLEGAP gets you 30% off, ends tonight though! A further 5% discount on top if you have their app) so I took advantage and ordered these to too!



They come in a darker wash as well.



The jury is still out on this cut for me.........I'd love to hear your opinions!


New Look blouse, here
Gap Jeans, here
New Look shoes, here

I think they make me look a bit short and dumpy in this photo so I'm still umm-ing and ahh-ing over them. If I return them now I'll no doubt be kicking myself in a couple of months time when they will look fab with a pretty white top and some strappy flat tan sandals. I am quite smitten with wider leg for a change though.....what do you think ladies?

These are also on my radar at the moment. I personally the styling here is pretty hideous.....the black accessories are a bit heavy I think but I'm loving the peg shape of these jeans so I think they are definitely worth investigating!




Next on my list to research is white jeans. I think my days of wearing white skinnies could be over! I'm on the hunt for a boyfriend, mom or straight white jean. I'll keep you posted on my findings. 

What's your favourite style of jeans? Are you ready to step away from skinny jeans this season? Please do share!

A few outfits to share....dating back to our little jaunt down to Devon last week.


Topshop jacket, past season similar here
H&M sweater, similar here 20% off & free delivery with code 6043!
Zara jeans, past season alternative here
Converse, here
Urban Outfitters scarf, here


Topshop jacket, past season similar here
H&M knitted hoody, here 20% off & free delivery with code 6043! 
Gap jeans, past season similar here DOUBLEGAP gets you 30% off
Converse, here
Village England Hempstead bag, here


Bax & Bay sweatshirt, here £5 of every sale will go to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity
Zara trousers, past season alternative here
Adidas Stan Smiths, here


Thoroughly bored with Winter clothes now.....keeping everything crossed for a bit more ankle-baring weather. Looking forward to ditching coats in favour of jackets and lighter layers too!

Until next time!

N.B
A quick credit where it's due for my lovely friend Sue for the heads up on the New Look blouse! Mwah Sue.....it's winner! xx

9 comments:

  1. That New Look blouse is great - particularly like the black but it's sold out :( I'm after some slim leg but not skinnies and a bit slimmer than straight legs! I like wide legged cropped trousers but probably prefer a trouser to denim in that shape, Next have some nice ones and I like the GAP cropped Wide leg chino. I think these Wide legs look great on you, would look, v French with some bright pumps and a Breton top. I don't think you look at all dumpy! As denim is a bit of a stiffer fabric they might just take some time to wear in and get their shape? I'm cursing as I dithered too long on the Mango jumpsuit and it's sold out! Of course now I can't have it I'm desperate for it! Hoping there might be a few returns!

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    1. The New Look blouse is fab isn't it! I've actually only kept the black one, in real life it looks better in the black, the white is more of a cream (and a bit of a grubby looking cream to me!). Keep an eye out for returns or try instore. And do keep stalking the Mango jumpsuit and sign up to the email to be notified as that is how I secured mine! I went for a size small and I'm a size 10, it's fits perfectly. Thank you for the amazing style tip with the wide leg jeans.....having just bought the M&S two tone pimps I can feel some outfit inspo coming on! Mwah! xx

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  2. Ah you're welcome about the blouse Michelle and I think you should hang on to the wide legs and take another picture of yourself in them. You might be surprised that you don't look dumpy in them and it's just camera angles. You could never look dumpy! x

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    1. That blouse is such a winner Sue....all over the internet now thanks to you too! I actually bought the wide legs in white and think they will work brilliantly styled with the right things! You are too kind by the way! I really need to shift my winter podge now.....that is making me feel dumpy. I should have given up peanut M&M's for Lent! ;o) xx

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  3. I love the black cropped one on you!My style is more the peg jeans! Love your coat BTW!

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    1. Thank you Nancy's....I love the black crops! I must try the pegs too, they look like a really flattering shape! xx

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  4. Hi, thank you so much for all your wonderful information. Since I live in the opposite hemisphere (Australia), is there an archive area on your site so that i can read past posts about the opposite seasons?
    Warm regards from Melbourne which was a wet and cold 14 degrees today

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    1. You are welcome....glad to be of service! Yes there is an archive of older posts up on the right sidebar! ^^^^^^^^ xx

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  5. Love this with the black accessories. You are right, keeping the accessories really makes the dress shine

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