Over the Last Week or So….
I’m pretty low maintenance where my hair is concerned and haven’t seen my hairdresser since October ’19. I was just about to book for my usual highlights and trim when we suddenly entered “lockdown”. So, for the past few months, I have trimmed it myself with a quick root touch up. Here’s my blog post “Root touch-ups at Home” if you want to give it a try yourself
Last week, I was able to get an appointment. It was great being in the safe hands of an expert doing her stuff – I did feel slightly pampered even though I had to wear a mask for around three hours. I know we have to do it but I’m not a fan. Hence, it made the experience not as relaxing as usual. The usual cup of tea with a lovely Lindt chocy was missing and everyone looked as if they were being careful to follow the rules. Anna, my hairdresser, had been working flat out and seemed a little frazzled which is understandable, of course.
The subject of holidays has been talked about a lot in my family – but the latest news is, there may is a rise in infections in Europe. The rules are changing, daily – so we have put our holiday aspirations on hold, indefinitely.
Finding my perfect pair of Jeans
Like most of you, over the past months, I have relegated my normal day to day clothing to the back of the wardrobe – instead, opting for ‘cosier’ choices – leggings, trackies, or pyjama bottoms, comfort being key.
With the recent slight lifting of the restrictions, there’s been the chance to put on my glad rags and venture out, again – for the moment, anyway.
There’s nothing more hardworking in my wardrobe than a truly great pair of jeans. As a denim lover, there’s so much choice from skinnies to straight cut, flares to a cool boyfriend style, there’s a design and silhouette to suit everyone – but finding the perfect pair isn’t always easy.
Mint Velvet, Raw Hem Jeans, worn with a French Connection top
I’d stumbled across a great pair of dark blue jeans at the end of January from Mint Velvet (see above). I loved the style and found them to be so comfortable. When I saw a similar style on offer (in off white) a month or so later, I snatched them up, never thinking that I wouldn’t get the chance to wear them for at least three months. They were a great bargain reduced from £79.00 to £29.00.
There is such a multitude of styles, shapes and colours on offer it can become discombobulating choosing a pair. I thought I would share with you what I look for when searching for the perfect pair and some tips I’ve picked up along the way.
The style I tend to go for is straight-legged, with lovely soft denim – not stiff as cardboard! I do love a little bit stretch in the material, this all contributes to the comfort.
Flares, bootcut or straight leg styles can give the illusion of longer legs and slimmer thighs. I have a few pairs of flares as they are super flattering. Darker toned jeans are more slimming, too.
White jeans are one of the most versatile staples, and if you find the right pair, you will wear them a lot. I always wear nude underwear, for obvious reasons. White denim can be scary territory for some, and it needn’t be! It goes into that uncertain area of finding the right pair – and, should you be wearing them past a certain age? Age defiance to me is dressing in what makes me happy. If I’m wearing something which suits my shape and size, this, in turn, makes me feel more confident which can instantly take years off.
I found going for the high-waisted style gave me great tummy support, which liked (I decided to give the skinny’s a miss). They are straight-legged, slightly cropped with a slight kick flare which is, chic, stylish and flattering. They have a frayed hem which I have helped along myself, a little. They sit just above the ankle, which is flattering. I love how white jeans are a transitional item, looking great in the winter time with a camel coat or a chunky knit in the colder months.
The above are mid-rise straight-leg jeans which I bought last year from Zara.
I have kept things minimal throughout the various ways I have styled them in this post, with a cream summer jacket and an assortment of flattering summer shirts and blouses, finishing off the look with my favourite summer sandals.
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