Alternatives to Denim Jeans

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Every now and again denim jean fatigue hits and I find myself at the wardrobe wanting to wear something different. So for 3 days this week, I did just that and thought it might be useful to share these alternatives to blue or black denim jeans.
First up is Wednesday's outfit - I was at the gym in the morning and then went straight from there to my friend Kate for a deep tissue massage so it was all about the comfort in jersey harems and slip-on trainers.
Faux Leather Biker Jacket - Dunnes Stores (AW14 - similar leather/non-leather)
White V-Neck Top - Gap

Avarca Sandals from Palmaira Sandals De Menorca

Saturday, 18 April 2015

It's seems that for many of my readers, it's finally warmed up enough for sandals. Not the case in Belfast I can confirm but nonetheless, I'm getting prepared for when it does and I've a new addition to my (more extensive than anyone *really* needs in Belfast) sandal collection in the form of these Palmairas Avarca sandals.
Now I love a good back story - Palmaira Sandals De Menorca was established in 2013 by two sisters, Lisa and Tracey, and Lisa's Menorcan partner, David, after many years of wearing traditional Menorcan sandals themselves. The Menorcan Avarca sandal must be made by hand on the island of Menorca in the traditional method for it to be granted an authentic seal of approval & all of Palmaira Sandals De Menorca's sandals have this stamp, having been made by local village workers in an ethical way.
I played it safe with my first pair - these are the Black Studded Leather Palmairas (also available in white and taupe)

The perfect transitional coat?

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

I've been struggling to find the right coat for the current weather. Probably because I had such a clear out when we moved - I seem to be missing something not too heavy, but more substantial than a blazer. I also struggle with blazers generally - I feel like a bit of a knob in them at the school gate if I'm I'm wearing half of an old business suit I used to wear that just me?

So what I've been looking for over the past couple of weeks is a loose fitting, black coat. Lightweight, not too much going on in the way of buttons/belts...I already have a couple of macs and I'm bored wearing them. Something a bit like this..

My Perfect Black Jeans - Gap Forever Stretch

Sunday, 12 April 2015

If you follow on Instagram or Facebook you'll have heard me singing the praises of my new black(ish) jeans...and if you're looking for a pair of comfortable, inexpensive, on-trend jeans, you'll want to read on.
I had a casual black jeans gap in my wardrobe. I'm not a huge fan of proper black jeans unless I'm going out - I find black jeans too much like a formal trouser or a legging and I always feel a bit overdressed in them.
So I was looking for something that had a bit of distressing but all I could find were ones with proper rips across the knees (a great look and very on trend but they don't really work on me) or washed out black jeans verging on grey, again not what I was looking for.


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