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Friday, 8 March 2013

Jeans but not Skinnies!

I know - you're probably in shock reading that. Today the skinnies were abandoned in favour of a pair of Tommy Hilfiger jeans that I got in the charity shop. I thought they were straight when I bought them but after wearing all day yesterday, I wasn't sure if they fitted that description? Either way, I loved them for a change. Especially as I was wearing my Boden Photographer Jacket today and as it's short and fitted, I prefer to wear it with a looser bottom half.
Dusty Pink Photographer's Jacket - Boden
Jeans - Tommy Hilfiger
Long Black Jumper - Warehouse (old)
Striped Scarf - Sainsburys
Necklace - Boots
Boots - Moda In Pelle

Still not sure if they qualify as boot cut or straight? Maybe somewhere in-between. Looks down to study further...
No matter what shape the jeans are, I particularly loved getting this spring jacket out of the wardrobe for a spin. You may remember I bought it at Vicki's Boden Party last month. I did have it on with a long knitted jumper and a thermal base layer...oh and a scarf and boots but hey, it is a spring jacket. Let's focus on that.
On the subject of Boden parties, mine has been booked for the 2nd May! For those of you in Northern Ireland (or indeed beyond NI who want to travel!) click on this link to access the Facebook event I've created. It's a save the date at this stage. Full details of the offers available, exact party times and free gift will be issued closer to the date and you will get notified of these once you've accepted the invitation.
Please feel free to bring a friend with you too - you can share the event on a friend's page to allow her to be part of it. 
If you're not on Facebook - never fear..I will share full details on the blog closer to the 2nd May. And if you can't come - never fear either as I'm sure to go on a total blog overload once the stuff arrives with me on the 1st May. Excited.com
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  1. I really like those jeans .. they make a nice change from the skinnies (I'm not sure either whether you would describe them as straight or maybe demi-boot cut). And the jacket is lovely. Am intrigued to know how you will cater for the crowds if even half your followers turn up to your Boden party?!! That's a lorra' lorra' people!!

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    1. A marquee in the garden perhaps? ;-)

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    2. Great idea Thea!! Hoping it will be a nice day in which case, I'll open up the patio doors and set up my computer outside. I'm sure it will be ok...but have some neighbours to help if it does get out of hand. Really looking forward to it! Wish you both could come x

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  2. I think a change is as good as a rest. I thought from the title of your post you were about to wow us with some boyfriend jeans then so I was pleasantly surprised to see these new to you jeans. Your legs look stonkingly long in them. And yes let's pretend it's Spring in your new jacket despite the forecast for snow this weekend.

    I think it must be in the air - I've put some alternative jeans on my post - I'm waiting for the backlash.

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    1. I know - snow!! Unbelievable...the wellies will be out again!
      And sorry to disappoint you if you were hoping for boyfriend jeans...all I will say is watch this space! Off to check yours out now...Avx

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  3. They make you look so tall in these pics!

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    1. I know - helps when your photographer is only 4 and is looking up at you! x

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  4. She is tall - at least taller than I expected:)) LOVE the color of that jacket - it is gorgeous...it's going up to the 70s here this weekend after snow flurries - so random!:)) xx

    www.poppys-style.com

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    1. Yes, the photographer jacket will have to go back into the wardrobe for another few weeks by the sound of the weather forecast. Sob. At least we are not alone...keep warm Mrs P! xx

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  5. Well Avril I must say I love those jeans. Not only they flatter your body shape but make your legs appear longer and thiner. Skinnies aren't so flattering!!
    Happy weekend!
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Patricia! I think I will have to wear these jeans all the time now! Avx

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  6. I predict you'll be in Boyfriend jeans by the end of the month Avril, you're slowly but surely stepping away from the skinnies. I would call these 'slim bootcut'. You really suit dusty pink by the way it tones in nice with your hair (not that you have pink toned hair or anything!).

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    1. Thank you Trea! Let's just say on the boyfriend jeans that there is a parcel in the post...watch this space...fingers crossed xx

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  7. Hi there!! Love your new to you blue jeans, it's a lovely outfit choice with the pretty pink Boden jacket! I busted out my Gap blue jeans last weekend, they make it feel like Spring is now here! xxx

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    1. Thank you Sharon...I'm really loving the jacket. Know it's going to be worn plenty over the summer. But looks like we're going to have to get the woolies out again this weekend. sob. Ax

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  8. oh yes fabulous change to the skinnies - feels weird to wear a different cut though doesn't it? Excellent find in the charity shop!

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    1. Perks of the job Fiona! Was about to put them on the mannequin and looked at them closely and thought...ooo they are my size and look quite nice and straight! Xx

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  9. I would say they are a skinny flare or even a straight leg. Nice on you!
    and ya its strange seeing you in jeans that are not skinnies!
    J
    http://lifelovesand.blogspot.ie/

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  10. Oh my god I love them on you! You know that I'm a boot cut woman at heart....have put mine away until they come back into fashion, but , as you've illustrated, they make legs look sooooo long( and goodness knows I need as much help I can get!)

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  11. You look so svelte and chic in those. And as you say a nice change to the skinny and they look good with all high heels. I've got a pair similar now it makes me want to wear them

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  12. I love the pink jacket Avril x

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