Sunday, 2 June 2013

Shopping My Wardrobe

The Red Jeans Dilemma.

It's been a bit of an up and down week this week. I think I am a bit of a sensitive soul under all that British exterior and have taken a few things to heart perhaps I shouldn't have. So what is the answer?

Some bright red jeans from Sainsburys found lurking in the back of the wardrobe!


 They are so comfy and long and so, so soft and I fell in love with them, but they are red. 


Very red.


 I have just worn them once before. 

In the car.

I really do love them, but .......?

The Jurys out on this one. 







Red Next Bag £25


I am however in love with the Patriotic scarf, picked up in a little seaside shop for £8. Actually it was 3 for £20 so I got two more as well - oops.


Union Jack Scarf £8, Boden Lace Top £35 ( sale)


It is a little tricky finding anywhere to take photos at the moment. The builders are encroaching on every side. They have been absent for all of half term - I don't know whether to be impressed that they are spending time with their families or frustrated at the lack of progress.





Might as well help out a little whilst they are away......


Red Jeans - Sainsburys £14 2012
Lace top - Boden sale 2013 about £35
Guess Sandals - TK.Maxx £29.99
Crew denim jacket - £25 2011
Scarf - £8 2013


Cost of outfit - £111.99


As you have probably guessed I am a bit of a scarf addict as well as a bag addict. I have been eyeing up Avrils lovely new shop with her gorgeous range of scarves - go take a look here School Gate Style Scarf Shop.

I am very glad to be going to get my hair sorted out tomorrow. The ends need trimming as it has got so dry . I am going to splash out and have some colour again. 


Linking up with Visible Monday


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50 comments:

  1. I love your red jeans. I think they look great. Sometimes wearing a colour like red can really perk you up. I wear red lipstick all the time and it is almost a defence mechanism. I like it too, of course.

    It is pretty frustrating when you have builders in, not that it is always their fault. I think just having someone working in and around your home can be challenging as it is your personal space. In addition once you see the work progressing you start to get excited about the finished result and any subsequent delays seem all the more frustrating.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the finished result and it isn't even my house. It will be great when it is done I'm sure and will completely transform your lives.

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    1. Thank you - I love the colour - just need to be brave enough to wear them out! I can't wait until the building is finished . A way to go yet, but it will be worth it.

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  2. I think you look fabulous in your red jeans! I think they go great with your patriotic scarf and amazing handbag :) I too have red pants that I don't wear much because I feel a bit uncomfortable in them, but I do get compliments when I wear them!

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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    1. I'll wear mine if you wear yours!! I love red as you can see! X

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  3. Bright jeans are awesome! And I absolutely love your scarf!

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    1. Such a bargain too - albeit a bit naughty! x

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  4. The red jeans look fab on you

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    1. Thank you Debbie - they are growing on me!

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    1. Thank Jo - may yet wear them into town!

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  6. I have serious long leg envy. Yours look really good in those red jeans and they are challenging to wear but you do pull them off. I'm having a bad time with all my jeans at the moment - gone off them all but I think that's more to do with the fact that they all feel a little snug at the moment. I've been over carbing at the moment. But will put pay to that tomorrow. Or go and buy bigger jeans.

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    1. I have eaten rather a lot too over half term Sue - and definitely carbs to keep me going with the kids ( and no help again!) Still - back to the diet again tomorrow! You always look so slim in your pictures.

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  7. I agree. I love those red jeans and the scarf.
    Great pics!

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    1. I am in love with this scarf ( and the bag!) X

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  8. Great outfit. I love red, its my fav colour. Love the scarf too x

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    1. It is such a happy colour isn't it! X

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  9. I know what you mean about 'bright jeans' Claire - tried an orange pair on in Zara a few weeks ago but wasn't brave enough to buy - yours look great though, they look like they fit really well - you can really pull it off! Love the scarf too! Had all my hair cut off last week - so short! Hope you have a better week this week (if it makes you feel any better I'm terribly sensitive!) xx

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    1. OOooo orange sounds nice, but again they would live in my wardrobe with me dithering and wondering what people would say about the lady who thinks she can get away with it!!! Glad to hear I'm not the only one ( sensitive!) - I take things so to heart sometimes! Oh well. xx

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  10. Oh My Goodness! Wear these jeans every chance you get! You look amazing in them. And you've styled them brilliantly with that pretty lace top and edgy denim jacket. I'm crazy about scarves right now too. They really can take an outfit to a higher level.

    Love the photo of just half of you...it's fun to follow the demo/build adventure.

    Sue xo

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    1. Thank you - think I might actually! You are so right about the scarves - I have a ever growing collection! x

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  11. Love those red jeans and that fab scarf.

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  12. Red is hot for jeans! Love how the scarf works with them.

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  13. Oooooh, want that scarf! Love. The red jeans look great too....especially with one leg extended mid air. :)

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    1. Ha ha - fooling around whilst the builders stay away!!

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  14. I think the red trousers are terrific! Thanks for sharing your great look with Visible Monday.

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    1. Thank you Patti - nice to have you home! x

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  15. I loves scarves too, Claire! Your jeans are fabulous. Colored jeans are all the rage here..those red ones would fly of the shelves! They are bright and scream springtime! They remind me of poppies.

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    1. They are the colour of beautiful red poppies - I am going to be brave and wear them more after what everyone has said. There!! Xx

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  16. I love red jeans, I have a few pair in different shades (I know, I went crazy) It took me a while to jump on the red bandwagon too but once I'm on, I'm ON! I honestly think you are rocking this jeans, and pairing it with blue is one of the best way to wear it in my humble opinion. Keep wearing them, I'm sure you'll get used to the idea and buy more!

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES (a fashion and life-style blog)
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. I'm getting there I think - I bet I'll join you and end up with more pairs eventually! X

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  17. Claire, you have got 4 yeses ;-) Really love your red trousers and you styled them so well! The colour combination is perfect and your scarf is great.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog!
    xx
    Annette
    Lady of Style


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    1. Thank you! And to you too! I'll take the four yeses !! X

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  18. I think these jeans look great and could be worn with many things. They look so good on you! Your scarf and and bag are perfect.

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. Thank you - I need to try then with some other combinations as well to get a bit more comfortable with them !

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  19. If I looked as good as you do in your red jeans, I'd be wearing them everyday. You look fabulous! I'm in love with your Union Jack scarf. My mother (and all of her family) were born and raised in England so I love all English things and I know what you mean about the stoic English exterior. I hope your feelings were helped by the fabulous red jeans. Clothing does have a way of making things better!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

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    1. Thank you Heather! I kept them on all day and they did make me feel a lot better about things - red is such a cheery colour! X

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  20. The jeans look amazing; your legs are fantastic .... can't believe you have 3 children!! Wear the jeans and make those who upset you really jealous!! What about trying them with a flatter shoe or flip flop? That would make the look a bit more casual? X

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    1. Thank you - they are quite slimming though!!! I think a flatter shoe is a good idea - will give that a twirl. I am determined to crack this one! X

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  21. What do you mean "the jury's out" on the red jeans? They fit perfectly and look sensational on you! I'm completely in love with your scarf, too!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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    1. Thank you Alicia! The scarf has become my favourite one at the moment - I am tempted to go back and get a couple more for a giveaway!!

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  22. This is a fantastic outfit! I especially love the pants and the scarf!

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  23. Brilliant photos!! And I like the red jeans, I think you carry them off fine. Love, love, LOVE the scarf though ... really nice! Hope the building work is going well. H

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    1. Having fun whilst the builders stay away - arrrgh! They should be back tomorrow . If not I don't know what I'll do - it is driving me a little crazy - I just want progress!!!!! I know it will be worth it in the end, but it doesn't seem to be getting anywhere and there is so much yet to do....... oh well. X

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  24. Oh, yeah. If you can't beat 'um ... wear pretty red jean to show off your enviable figure in just the best way! That will show 'um. I'll be whomever was mean to you can't wear red skinnies like this!
    Good job, you!
    Fun photos, as well ... thanks for the smiles.

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    1. Thank you Jan - and glad I made you smile too! XX

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  25. I love the whole outfit, especially the red jeans, it looks great with the denim jacket.

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  26. Those red jeans look fab and you know how to rock them girl! I have a pair almost identical and I have been wearing them with a white linen t-shirt from next, a butterfly print scarf from Zara and a 12 year old denim jacket and I feel damn good in that get-up and so should you in yours! x

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