Sunday, 23 October 2011

Indigo & Ivory

Blouse: Reiss
Jeans: Topshop Kristen
Watch: Michael Kors
Necklace: Etsy
Shoes: New Look
(Trying to demonstrate the shoulder detail unsuccessfully)

I recently fell out with jeans, then realised one day it might be that the style of jeans I was wearing weren't particularly flattering, so I turned to Topshop's high waisted Kristen jeans in the hope they'd rekindle my love for jeans. I wasn't sure if they'd make my legs look too long, as I'm already 5'9, but something about the cut and fit of the jeans makes me love them. They're a lot more chic than skinny jeans which sit on the hips which is where I think I was going wrong. These are the indigo version and I love the colour - smarter looking than traditional denim but not as intense as black. I bought these in a 26W/34L and although they fit snugly on my legs I could have done with the 25" to fit my waist better, but as my hips are a good 12" bigger than my waist and Topshop jeans aren't designed for hourglass figures, I didn't fancy my chances of squeezing my hips into them. I'll definitely be investing in more Kristen high waisted jeans in the future.

I paired them with my new Reiss blouse. I love Reiss, the clothing is simple and chic but it is expensive so I only shop there during a sale. This silk blouse was originally £95 but it had been reduced down to a much more reasonable £28 so I snapped it up. It features sweet little buttons at the sleeve and extra fabric at the shoulder which softens the look and adds a feminine touch. The neckline can be worn two ways - open, like I've done above, or buttoned up which results in a much higher, more square neckline. It's these little extra details which make a fairly basic blouse into something a little more unusual.

26 comments:

  1. You look stunning, those jeans really do suit you very well!

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  2. I love the blouse, very chic. I'm off shopping today, need a wardrobe makeover. Jeans look fab too!

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  3. You look lovely here Amy, love your outfit! x

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  4. Stunning outfit, you look lovely. Good choice on the jeans too, always nice to veer away from black x

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  5. ale jesteś piękna, przepiękna! :)

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  6. stunning stunning stunning! gosh if i had your killer figure hun!! :)
    xxxx

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  7. You so pretty! http://amalasite.blogspot.com/

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  8. You look gorgeous here! I love the outfit, the blouse is lovely, what a bargain! xxx

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  9. I have these jeans too and as much as i love them (i have 4 pairs) they lose fit on the hips so quickly! definitely not made for hourglass figures x

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  10. wow i love this outfit! You've taken something classic and simple and given it a twist! Those jeans are LOVE! I hate jeans atm and i'm an hourglass so i might have to try these and see how they look! xx

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  11. i had missed your OOTDs! looking stunning like always x

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  12. You look stunning and I like how you have styled your outfit.

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  13. Amazing photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I love your pants, what a great shape and that shirt is awesome, the perfect touch to the outfit; you are really beautiful! Your blog is awesome by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  14. I agree with you about Reiss. Their clothes are so classic and well-fitting but unbelievably expensive! It does make it so much better when you snap up a bargain though!
    Lovely outfit
    xx

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  15. you look like Una from the sats here !
    see u tomorrow night !

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  16. I have a pair of high waisted jeans from miss selfridge. Looking at your pictures though I definately think they'd look better in a navy or black colour. May have to have a trip to topshop!

    x

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  17. very cute outfit!!


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  18. That blouse is stunning! I've been looking for something like that for so long! I love your blog too! Following xx http://justblogitallinstead.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love your blog! Your hair is gorgeous :) x

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  20. wow you are absolutely gorgeous! so glad i stumbled across your blog x

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  21. You look stunning!! Ha, that's why I love sales! X

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  22. Love this outfit, it is so cute! And your eye makeup is really pretty!

    Hope you have a great day!

    Lauren

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  23. Your hair is amazing - love just the subtle hint of ombre I think it looks much more stylish than having it go higher up the hair. Just wondering - how do you style your fringe? I have similar length hair and do it in a centre parting but it always falls in front of my face (like curtains.. not a good look) instead of flicking nicely to the side like yours, even after I've blow-dried it out! Any tips? x

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  24. wow! I love it.plain and simple.good choice of outfit as well..keep it up.
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