STRIPED FASCINATION

 

Stripes are my thing. Preferably in classic black and white, but I’ll welcome them anywhere be it an item of clothing or accessory (or 4), but I do think that stripes can take on a whole new world of their own when styled as an interior focal-point. All photos are, of course, from Pinterest. Follow me here.
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PRINTED JEANS MANIA!

Printed jeans have become such a huge deal over the past few seasons and right now the trend is at it’s peak. The thing about jeans in general is that they are such a staple in (almost) anyone’s wardrobe (Daphne Guinness aside) and oh-so easily accessible. As for printed jeans, both the high street and high end market have some amazing versions, most of which will suit anyone with an ounce of flair. My own collection of printed jeans is in itself, extensive, and they’re always great conversation starters from people who love them, people who hate them and people who “don’t get” them. I for one love them, and for what my opinion is worth, feel that printed jeans will always be fab. Rest assured, I’ll be rocking printed skinnies when I’m in my 60s.

I tried to find my favourite 10 pairs of printed jeans on the internet and finally found them, after much umming and erring over deciding which ones to include (as there are easily about 76 pairs I could’ve chosen). I’ll put links in the captions so you can go ahead and purchase them too!

Stars & stripes! Selfridges have an amazing selection of jeans with their new jeans boutique! These are by Tripp NYC and are priced at £70. Buy them here:http://www.selfridges.com/en/Womenswear/Categories/BOUTIQUES/Holiday-Shop/City-escape/What-to-Wear/Stars-and-Stripes-print-skinny-mid-rise-jeans_150-3003037-IS9914P/?previewAttribute=Stars%2F+stripes

Stars & stripes! Selfridges have an amazing selection of jeans with their new jeans boutique! These are by Tripp NYC and are priced at £70. Buy them here.

These will go with anything! Black and white houndstooth jeans by Isabel Marant, £205 Net-A-Porter. Click here.

These will go with anything! Black and white houndstooth jeans by Isabel Marant, £205 Net-A-Porter.
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Kate Moss was seen wearing these earlier this week in London, I think they're really cool. They're by Paige, £260 Net-A-Porter. Click here.

Kate Moss was seen wearing these earlier this week in London, I think they’re really cool. They’re by Paige, £260 Net-A-Porter.
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Geo-fabulous jeans by Balenciaga at Matches, £515. Click here.

Geo-fabulous jeans by Balenciaga at Matches, £515. Click here.

These are my favourites by Current/Elliott. £240 from Harvey Nichols, click here.

These are my favourites by Current/Elliott. £240 from Harvey Nichols, click here.

 

How cute are these by Kenzo?! Love! £295 at Luisaviaroma, click here.

How cute are these eye print jeans by Kenzo?! Love! £295 at Luisaviaroma, click here.

 

At the more "easily wearable" end of the printed jeans spectrum, these skinnies will go with anything and are so easy. They're by Siwy at Farfetch, £183. Click here.

At the more “easily wearable” end of the printed jeans spectrum, these skinnies will go with anything and are so easy. They’re by Siwy at Farfetch, £183. Click here.

This tribal print is fab! Current/Eliott jeans, £213, Farfetch. Click here.

This tribal print is fab! Current/Eliott jeans, £213, Farfetch. Click here.

Ab fab, I love the panelling detailing. Current/Elliott £116, The Outnet. Click here.

Ab fab, I love the panelling detailing. Current/Elliott £116, The Outnet. Click here.

 

So preppy and cool! I'd love to see these with a neon blazer. Tory Burch, £72.50, The Outnet. Click here.

So preppy and cool! I’d love to see these with a neon blazer. Tory Burch, £72.50, The Outnet. Click here.

So there is my top 10 favourite printed jeans! I apologize that they’re all in a big looooooooong column, WordPress was playing silly beggars with me. The thrill about printed jeans is that they can be dressed up with heels and a blazer and tons of jewelery, dressed down in the winter with biker boots, thick socks and a scarf or thrown on in the summer with the cuffs rolled up and a pair of Havaianas.

Let me know where you stand on printed jeans! Which ones are your favourites?

H&M HAUL

I went to H&M on Friday for an impromptu shopping trip and of course I had to buy things! I mainly went to buy some vests to wear as pyjama tops as I had to leave mine in Majorca last week due to an overweight suitcase… More on that in a future blog post. But me being me, I couldn’t just stick to my “I’ll only buy three vests” idea.

These were the three vests I bought intended for pyjama's. Simple stretch jersey vests in pastel colours and at only £3.99 each you don't have to be too precious about washing them, although in my experience with H&M vests, they've always washed really good and lasted years.

These were the three vests I bought intended for pyjama’s. Simple stretch jersey vests in pastel colours and at only £3.99 each you don’t have to be too precious about washing them, although in my experience with H&M vests, they’ve always washed really good and lasted years.

I saw this jersey dress on a mannequin in the window and really liked it. It's clearly "influenced" by recent Givenchy collections with the panther visual, and it's a simple item that can be worn both in the summer (in fact, I'm wearing it today paired with a cream lace tiered skirt) and the winter with a leather jacket, tights and biker boots. I really liked the red tee to wear with white jeans and biker boots or to pair with a pair of beaten up shorts for the summer. Both at extremely great prices being from H&M.

I saw this jersey dress on a mannequin in the window and really liked it. It’s clearly “influenced” by recent Givenchy collections with the panther visual, and it’s a simple item that can be worn both in the summer (in fact, I’m wearing it today paired with a cream lace tiered skirt) and the winter with a leather jacket, tights and biker boots. I really liked the red tee to wear with white jeans and biker boots or to pair with a pair of beaten up shorts for the summer. Both at extremely great prices being from H&M.

 

You can't really see from this crappy iPhone shot, but the white vest is a loose fitting simple jersey tee with cut off sleeves and enlarged arm holes. I loooove these in the summer with coloured bras or bikini tops. The demin shirt on the right is a soft cotton denim, with the ability to be worn all seasons round, layered up in the winter or paired with skinny jeans or skirts in the summer.

You can’t really see from this crappy iPhone shot, but the white vest is a loose fitting simple jersey tee with cut off sleeves and enlarged arm holes. I loooove these in the summer with coloured bras or bikini tops. The demin shirt on the right is a soft cotton denim, with the ability to be worn all seasons round, layered up in the winter or paired with skinny jeans or skirts in the summer.

WHAT I’M WEARING 01/02/2013

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My outfit for today consists of…….

Blazer and dress:Both H&M

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(Please note, the dress doesn’t look this good on everyone as it does on the model. If you’re 6ft with pin thin legs, arms like you’re in Swan Lake and blessed with a stomach as flat as a pancake then you’ll have no problem. If you’re anything less than what this model shows, you may have to work at it…Like me. Add a blazer, or just throw on some Spanx. Or both.)