Anyway, whilst I was up there, I realised that I do have quite a decent selection of jeans. That's not to say I wouldn't buy another pair any-time soon.. of course I would!! I am a total sucker for skinny jeans. They suit my height and size well.. and there are so many lovely coloured ones out there. I just can't resist.
I ended up taking every pair of jeans I have out and taking photos of them - I thought I'd share them here.
So.. please behold my delicious denim for your delectation!
So.. that's 15 pairs. There's a pair in the wash and a couple of pairs in the back of the wardrobe that are too big for me so I didn't photograph them.. and this is all after a big cull a few months ago - I sold/donated about 6 pairs I no longer wore/fitted.
That's quite a lot I think? Or maybe it's not.. I know many of us women hoard our clothes and shoes. After-all, there are all those stats in the news about how many bras and pairs of shoes the average women owns but doesn't actually wear. I have to say though that I wear all of these. Anything I don't wear gets culled pretty regularly. The same goes for all of my clothes. And let me assure you that none of my bras go unworn! I'm hot on that.. I don't buy the wrong size!
Anway, whilst looking at my jeans, it got me thinking. Most of my jeans are cheap to middle of the road. I have loads of Primark jeans. They are £8, come in lots of colours and generally last well. Great for a Mum who doesn't have a big budget but still wants to look trendy and have lots to choose from. I also have several pairs of New Look jeans and about 5 pairs are from Topshop. I quite like Topshop for jeans. In fact, being nearly 30, it's about the only thing I would buy from that shop these days... (eeek). My most recent denim indulgence was the orange pair which are from H&M. I'm very fond of these. They are comfy and bright. Good value for money as well at £14.
The sharper among you may have noticed one pair sticking out though. Did you notice the label? Yes, I have a pair of J Brand jeans in there. They set me back £150. I bought them last year when I'd made some money selling things on eBay. I thought I would go wild and treat myself to something indulgent. Something I couldn't buy on a regular basis. I'd heard a lot of fuss about J Brand. From what I'd heard they were the new 7forallmankind... and all the stars were wearing them (not that I'm actually interested in what most celebs are wearing). I thought what the heck.
|They do make my butt look quite good... but £150 good?|
No one ever notices or comments on the fact that I'm wearing a pair of J Brand jeans. The logo is only on the label on the inside anyway, so how the heck would they know? Would I spend this much on jeans again? No, I don't think so. Maybe if I were a millionaire maybe with more money than sense. There is no way the extra cost is justified. I know it's a label thing. You're paying for the name. You're paying to be able to say "this old pair of jeans? Why they're J Brand my friend! Now, kiss my feet!".
|Trying on the H&M pair in the changing room.. wish I'd bought the top as well now!|
Nope.. I think from now on I'm going to be sticking with my Primarni. I think I may even tweet J Brand as well and tell them just what I think about their rip-off jeans!