Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Skinny Jeans story

"I'm like every other woman: a closet full of clothes, but nothing to wear: So I wear jeans."
- Cameron Diaz

A good pair of skinny jeans are still very much a wardrobe staple, even after being around for so many years. For the past couple of years I've needed a new pair that actually fitted but never managed to find the time nor the budget to get a decent pair. Ellen needed the perfect modelesque pair for a photo-shoot and surprisingly found a good selection at the Esprit at dressmart. So I went down there one afternoon as part of an extended study break which also included having an awesome lunch at Orleans for a friends birthday (omg such good food and icea tea!! *drools at memory*). Sophie from nanawintour wrote about Orleans and other great Auckland food places in her 'auckland eats' post today if you're interested. 

button up shirt - Garage (from The Warehouse)
leather jacket - Just Jeans
polka dot beanie - Karen Walker
sovereign case - antique
suede boots - Play Motives 
jeans - Esprit

On that trip I had massive jean shopping success (even though their sizes were confusing with waist and leg measurements) and bought two pairs for $60 #bargain!
I've been wearing them a lot lately. This particular outfit was one I wore to an exam and ended up overheating in the room but being cold in transit (Isn't that always the way with lecture theatres in winter?).



  1. Love the lighting in these photos! These jeans look great <3

    I really need to invest in some good jeans, my only pair are falling apart at the moment :O

    Caitlin | Thistle & Tea

  2. Lovely everything sweetie
    but especially those shoes am dying to have


    - make up storing ideas up on my blog on :

    P.S. Follow me on insta & i will instantly follow back @nanyslife

  3. perfect casual outfit! the beanie is really cute and adds a pop of color :)

  4. skinny jeans are the best solution ever.

  5. Love your outfit <3 I pretty much live in jeans although I always find it difficult to find some that fit me perfectly *sigh*

    Ashley |

  6. perfecttt!

  7. I totally understand how important it is to get a pair of fitted and good quality pair of jeans!! How much did you get yours for here? It looks great!! Although summer just arrived here in Canada, winter's hitting in just a few months.. sigh... our summer lasts only for a certain amount of time. :( Love your beanie and boots too!! X

    Chic Nikkie

  8. Yeah, nothing beats some good fitting skinny jeans! I really need to go find another basic pair again....
    Love these ones you found! And sweet, nothing like a good deal :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  9. Amazing boots, this look is perfect!


  10. Lovely photos and your hat is so cute!

  11. I once tried to live without jeans for a while - failed miserably! :) Just cannot be without a pair. Great outfit! x

  12. AMAZING!

    My new OUTFIT is online, what do u think about?

  13. Oh, your second picture is gorgeous! But all of them are! I was going to say that the 2nd, 3rd and 4th are my favorite ones, when I saw you have 4 pictures - you know some bloggers who post 10 of the same outfit, which is good to see the details, so I expected more now - as you can see, I loved all your pictures and that is no joke :) I liked your jeans very much and the jacket and boots as well! I was absent because of a long trip and food poisoning on the first week - it means, last week - and now I'm back feeling fine! By the way, I'm now following you on facebook, have you seen it? You don't have to do the same, but if you like my page there it'll be an honor for me! Have a great week!

  14. I love that quote. So true! Beautiful casual style, by the way!

    - Anna

  15. You look amazing, cool casual outfit! Love your hat! Btw I've been recently in dressmart and almost bought there new pair of Converse:) but they were a bit big:)
    I cant live without jeans don't have skirts as many as jeans:)))

  16. Many many likes for the combination!


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