When I was 15 I had a part time job in a little boutique on Mt Tamborine (the only clothing shop in town), I would earn $16 on a Saturday and saved for a month for a pair of denim jeans and that was with discount!
Yep they were jeans with multiple pockets, a few zips and a very cool 80’s wash and this country girl felt like she had it all over her city friends when she wore them…I had swag! I think I only ever wore denim jeans again when I had small boys and after I had finished chemo. Uhuh, 15, 25 and 42. I just never felt comfortable in them and was crap at styling them. These days I guess you could say I’m now (finally) comfortable enough in my own skin to wear jeans, I love them and experiment with colour and styles whenever I can. I quite like a boyfriend but I love a skinny leg. They suit my frame and make my legs look way better than they really are.
Kerry from Harlow just sent me these dark blue ‘Jean Genies’ and I had them on in a flash. Well I wiggled for a bit and then lay on the bed to zip them up. When I stood up my legs and arse felt amazing but I had a muffin top that looked more like the whole sponge cake!
I didn’t despair, I’d read about buying denim tight so knew I had the right size, I just needed to let this denim settle in to my curves. I grabbed my Camyz shaper tank, popped it on and then pulled the jeans up…perfect. As I spent a couple of hours in the denim it just got better and the waistband loosened. I have a tendency to want to pull jeans ‘up and over’ my tum which let’s face it ain’t a great look…just ‘feels’ comfy. These jeans are mid to high rise so they actually sit just under my belly button, takes a bit of getting used to for me but after a while they felt natural.
There’s stretch in these jeans but not so overly stretchy that they will lose their shape after a few hours, just enough for comfort while still retaining shape. Did you know its best to wash your denim inside out? It’s also best to wash them as little as possible instead wipe them down with a damp flannel or baby wipe. These jeans even arrived with care tips and a cute quote tucked into the pocket…nice touch.
I’m looking forward to styling these jeans up over the coming months but for now I’ve teamed them with a tee, boots and long line vest. I kept it simple with the boots and vest in my hair colour, a little shimmer with my Ruby and Lilli tee and cuffed the jeans to add my stamp on the outfit. Have fun with cuffing! What about you, do you have a fave pair of jeans? Or are you more like me, a late bloomer in the jeans department? What’s your top tip tips when it comes to jeans?
Til next time,
These denim jeans were a Thankyou gift from Harlow but I often get questions about jeans so when I find a pair that I will wear and recommend I share. Find the Jean Genies jeans HERE. Available in size 12-24.