FRIDAY STYLE: RIVER ISLAND ERIN HIGH WAIST SCULPTING JEGGING

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Today’s outfit is not an entirely new idea, I think I have done something more or less the same a while back but today’s post is not really about the outfit, it’s about the jeans. Let’s start with a quick rundown of the other items, before we get to the jeans, for anyone who might be interested.

Vero Moda Lace Breton Top
The top is old and it’s from Vero Moda. Breton style tops always make a come-back for spring. I like that this one isn’t just a normal Breton; for starters it’s black and white instead of navy and the added strip of lace makes it a bit more interesting.

New Look Biker Jacket
The biker jacket is also old and it’s from New Look. The Biker Jacket is another trend that pops up year after year, especially in the early spring.

New Look Black Slouchy Ankle Boots
The boots are a more recent purchase and they are also from New Look. Ankle boots are a great transition option; it’s getting milder so knee boots are a bit too heavy but it’s not quite warm enough to be out and about in ballet pumps just yet.

River Island Black Erin Jegging
Now the jeans! Many of us spend a lot of time and money looking for the perfect fitting jeans. I like skinny jeans but I tend to have the same problem with most skinny jeans that I try. If they fit nicely across the arse and hips they tend to be too big on the waist, which means I need a belt or else run the risk of exposing a full cracking moon every time I sit down or bend over. Belts are great but if you are wearing a fitted top that you don’t want to tuck in then the belt buckle looks bulky underneath. I was looking for a high rise jean in the hope that they would sit better on the waist. High waisted jeans were not on my radar because I think I am too short and don’t want the Simon Cowell look. However, when I saw the Erin High Waist Sculpting Jegging on the River Island website, I decided to order them anyway. It was the word sculpting that sold me. I have to say, I love them. The waist is really high so I won’t be tucking anything in to them but the high waist means no muffin top pudges out when I sit down. Also I don’t have to hike them back up every time I get up because they don’t move or slid down. They really do sculpt, they are the Spanx of jeans (I know Spanx do jeans but they are over a €100 and these are €50 and you never want to admit to wearing Spanx). Last but not least they are really soft and stretchy (I love how tiny they look on the hanger); I could nearly wear these exercising. I can’t say enough good things about them; they need to come in more colours and denim washes.
What are your favourite jeans?

FRIDAY STYLE: UPDATED BRETON TOP FOR WINTER

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Every spring the magazines, blogs and shops are awash with navy and white stripped Breton tops and usually they are styled in a nautical themed outfit. The Breton top is considered a wardrobe must have as it can look both chic and relaxed. Well I’m not waiting for spring to rock the Breton. This outfit is nothing new; you always see images of celebrities getting papped out and about in something similar but obviously more expensive. I like to call this look super model off duty chic. (Just because I am about 10 inches too short and 20 inches too wide doesn’t put me off my delusions, I look just like them.)

Vero Moda Monochrome Lace top
I picked up this Vero Moda top after Christmas at 25% off. I like that the stripes are black and I love the lace trim for a fresh update on the plain old Breton.

New Look Biker Jacket
I love the look of a leather biker jacket over some lace. This faux leather jacket with gold hardware is from New Look and the black super skinny jeans are from Dorothy Perkins.

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These ankle booties are from the Amy Huberman range for Bourbon.

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Obviously off duty super model chic requires an oversized beanie, regardless of the temperature. This one with metallic gold thread is from ASOS.
What’s your favourite celebrity inspired outfit?