Friday, 26 October 2012

Skinny Love

I've always been a skinny jeans kinda girl. Being small/petite/short/whatever you want to call it, I have never really fancied bootcut or flared style jeans. It's always been about skin tight, flattering jeans in various colours. I have a drawer full of skinny jeans in a plethora of colours, all waiting to be worn. It's almost like a uniform for me, that's how much I love my skinnies. [Insert love heart shape here]

A higher waist is a bonus when it comes to jeans, but is not always a neccessity. An absolute MUST is that they don't go baggy around the knees! That is an absolute pet peeve of mine. Baggy knees = Just no! You've all had that problem right? They fit perfectly around the bum and on the thighs, but then you get to the knees and it all falls apart right before your eyes.
(Get me, that sentence could've been lyrics #imapoetandisureknowit!)

The dilemma I have whenever I find a pair of skinny jeans I like...
I've never considered buying skinny jeans from Ted Baker, or any type of jeans for that matter. When I think of Ted Baker I always think of their gorgeous accessories rather than their clothing. It's terrible I know, and I'm ashamed to admit it particularly when they clearly have a lot of detail and thought which goes into their clothes. Take for example their dresses which are absolutely beautiful and all very much different from one another.

The other day I was contacted by someone on behalf of Ted Baker who asked me to take a peek at their skinny jeans range. At first I thought... ay? They do skinny jeans? And then curiosity took the better of me and I decided to have a look at what's on offer. I was pleasantly surprised to find a few different types of skinny jean available...

First up is the 'Cubba' jean (all three of which are featured in the image above). I was particularly drawn to this type of skinny jean, mainly because the name has the word 'Cub' in it (aww Cubs!) but also because these particular colours have been selected to depict this season. The colours themselves remind me of Bonfire Night with a flame orange pair, a brilliant red style and a deep purple pair. NOM AUTUMN JEANS. Love them!

Next up are 'Esstie' skinnies which are what I would describe as the more evening/glam jeans. They're the ideal skinny jeans for dressing up with heels and a glam top for a night out at a bar. These jeans come in four dark colours - black, jet, dark green and dark purple. I'd also be inclined to wear this type of jean to work as they're smart enough to get away with if you dress them up with a tailored blazer!

Finally, 'Gellow' is the general style, skinny jean for daytime use. These comprise a darker mid wash denim (a more favourable colour in my eyes than lighter denim colours) which means they can be dressed up for evening or dressed down for daytime wear. The detail on the back pockets is what particularly caught my eye with this pair as they feature an intricate, tan coloured pattern which has been stitched to each pocket. Nice!

I was wondering if any of you guys have ever tried Ted Baker denim? I'm trying to broaden my horizons when it comes to shops and I appreciate that they're a little more expensive than your usual high street denim, but I often think that if you invest in a good pair of jeans you will be rewarded with longevity when it comes to the wear and tear of the denim! Plus I don't think I can bare to see any more jeans that are baggy around the knees! Who knows?! Shout up if you have tried Ted Baker denim, I'd be intrigued to know...

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