When Jeans met Dress (again)

Honestly, I never thought I’d go back to being a jeans person. Having spent my teenage years literally living in my old faithful Topshop Haydens (which I must try again) before shunning trousers in favour of skirts and dresses I assumed I’d never look back. I certainly never anticipated becoming a fan of skinny jeans, but after some trial and error in finding brands that suit me I’m proudly back in denim- not every day as I’m hugely guilty of falling in to sartorial style ruts but I’ll concede they have a time and a place and a decent pair or two are a must in any wardrobe.

Jeans: H&M (£7.99 cheapies until I can afford the oh so popular Joanie style from Topshop) | Dress: Topshop (old) | Boots: Long Tall Sally (c/o)

As I mentioned last time I featured a dress worn over jeans this is definitely not a look I ever envisaged dragging up from my past and yet it’s one I’ve recently grown to love. Perfect for a bit of extra warmth against the cold days and a really good way to make a slightly dressier dress more casual or inject new life in to a tired piece.

Looking at these photos I really hadn’t noticed until now just how faded my hair had got, wow! Not that it’s a bad thing or even a bad style (in my humble opinion) but having since had a much needed cut and colour boost I’m loving the vibrant red/pink I currently have and I’m enjoying the confidence that seems to come with it.

I hope everyone is having a great week- any one get up to anything exciting yesterday? I spent the day with my Mum which was perfect- I don’t know why I thought I might be dreading Valentines Day this year, I honestly couldn’t be happier with certain aspects of my life right now and I’m working hard on the bits that still fall short…

Anyway I don’t know where I’m going with this post so I’ll leave it there- if you have any recommendations for jeans shopping then do let me know, I plan to splurge on a really decent pair once I reach my healthy weight point again.

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6 comments for “When Jeans met Dress (again)

  1. I love this look – it’s quite different! I’m so pleased you had a lovely V-Day with your mama, it sounds like it was pretty perfect. I live in my J Brands, you can get them for cheaper on BrandAlley x

    Sick Chick Chic

  2. I do like this look, my sister-in-law always says it’s pointless, that you should wear one or the other, but then she’s not very adventurous (or open minded) when it comes to style. I might have to dig out something that fits the bill for my next capsule wardrobe :)

  3. Love this outfit! That dress is so pretty
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  4. I actually love this look on you although I’m not sure I could pull it off. I’m all about my velvet leggings and jumper dresses at the moment, it’s such a cosy combination!

    Maria xxx

  5. I like a dress and trousers together, looks v good! I like those ankle boots too!! Xx

  6. I love the dress, such a pretty print, it looks great on you! x