22.1.11

Thrift Inspiration, J Brand LoveStory Style

January is a lean month for spending on clothes, so I thought I'd re-evaluate my wardrobe for what I felt I could use regularly and to make sure I don't spend out on anything unnecessary.

Over the last couple of months I've given a few pairs of jeans away to the charity shop, styles I didn't feel suited me anymore and more importantly those that didn't fit me properly in the waist and leg.

So as a natural jeans lover I was keen to track down some replacements. This season, it seems anything goes in the jeans department-bootcut is back, boyfriend style and skinnies are still in, wideleg and 70s are in trend as is the new skinny flare style.

I have like these for a while, these are J Brands Lovestory, available at Net-A-Porter for £230:

So with some inspiration in mind, I was happy to find these in my local Sue Ryder charity shop midweek on my way to work.

They are Levis jeans and are a low rise, with skinny fit to the knee and a gentle flare to the ankle and in my favourite 34'' length too-for only £4.95 I had to snap them up.

The material is so soft and they have a stretch to them ensuring a perfect fit-these are going to be in my outfit of choice this weekend for sure!!

Its so hard to get a perfect fit in jeans, so these will be a firm favourite of mine and a good basic investment for my wardrobe.

Will you be wearing jeans this season-if so, what style, cut and colour are you going for?

25 comments:

viviane said...

Hi there, I wear them every season, mostly skinny jeans in dark blue, black or grey :)
love plain coloured jeans.

really a great pick, flared levi's are a classic!

kind regards

CameronPoe2409 said...

Levis are always good quality and a bargain price too! I have some wide leg jeans I bought a couple of years back that I love, they seem to make my legs look longer,obviously have a pair of skinny jeans that are my constant go-to pair for going out but I have bought a pair of bootcut apple-bottom jeans in a sale before Christmas. They designed for curvy girls, the fits quite nice but I need to get the length tailored as they are a bit too long. Hope you are having a fab weekend!

Couture said...

Oh how I so wish for mile long legs like yours! I'm having a denim renaissance so will be posting about it. Anyway I can only do straight and skinny (but not too skinny) both of which I've found at last.
Happy weekend!

That's Not My Age said...

Brilliant buy - I have a pair of Levi's flares, I wear them all the time!

Vintage Vixen said...

If I had legs as long and lovely as yours I'd be wearing jeans every day. I love Levi's denim, it ages so well. Great find and such a good price.
I'll be wearing my vintage flares come the warmer months. xxx

Smashingbird said...

I only ever wear skinny flares - but no jeans at all for me, I'm searching for trousers.

Rebecca said...

I love to wear jeans - just currently have none that fit. I like the color of the ones you found. And I canNOT wear low-waisted ones....that I know!

You will look so SUPER in these!

WendyB said...

Levis never fit me...I wish they did!

Haute World said...

I wear jeans almost every day and I'm glad you found such a great pair for a good price! My jeans style of choice is still the skinny, but I still have flares and straight legged jeans I plan on digging out soon.

Anusha said...

Great find -- you simply can't go wrong with Levis! I adore JBrand, but can only afford them from discount stores like Nordstrom Rack because they're so expensive otherwise.

My fave everyday jeans are my skinny flares from Topshop that I got in London 3 years ago! They come in the perfect length for me and the *perfect* fit! Nowadays it's preggy pants all the way, but I hope to get back into my regular jeans a.s.a.p. after baby's born.

Looking Fab in your forties said...

What a great buy, love them! I wear all styles, love jeans.

janettaylor said...

Great find, darling Sharon! Hmmmm...mine...currently wide-legs and few month ago I bought them.

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Penny Dreadful said...

Well done. I have great trouble finding jeans that fit me as I have quite a big bum and hips. Would love a pair of flares this year though x

Life In a Little House said...

Oh nice find those are great!!...It is always nice to have a good pair of jeans. Enjoy Them! ~Love Heather

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Levi's are unbeatable. Flares for me this year, definitely. Though I'll keep on wearing some skinnies tucked into boots.
xx Comtesse xx

Make Do Style said...

Perfect pair! I'll be wearing my jeans on Saturday!! xx

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Ofelia said...

My first time reading your blog (got it from Vix, blog roll). Love your style.
Levi's are always in fashion and at that price you got yourself a deal!

Ofelia at myintendedlife.blogspot.com

Perdita said...

Love those! I have every shape of jean... right now skoot-cut (skinny then flared into a boot cut) are my faves- perfect day-to-evening and they go well with 60s-70s vintage.

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SabinePsynopsis said...

I bet they are going to look lovely on you, Sharon. Actuall, all trousers look great on you because you have GREAT legs.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, what a fab pair of jeans. Another fabulous bargain!

I would love some skinny jeans. I haven't bought jeans for years so have no clue about them anymore.

I hope you had a great weekend xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks so much for your lovely comments, they are very much appreciated and wishing you all a fabulous week ahead too!!

Carol said...

Jeans are a tricky one aren't they but good find?! I am happy to try on different styles to see what I like. I will never move away from my skinnies in lots of colours and prints and today I am wearing high waisted, wide legged numbers which are good and accentuate the curves;)

Great post.
Carol x
www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

vint junky said...

I think it's all about the flares this season. But for walks and general sloppiness i can't give up a good pair of stretchy skinnies ;)
x

Rudy said...

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