3 April 2016

top of the crops

Following on from my last post.....here's my other Uniqlo purchase, caused by my twitchy fingers over the Bank Holiday weekend. I think I am trying to push out of my jeans comfort zone at the moment as I've been experimenting with a few alternatives! Last time it was the gorgeous pleated chiffon skirt that I'm delighted with. This week it's the turn of some wide crop jersey pants. I bought some culottes from Warehouse in the sale last summer and I didn't expect to love them so much. When I saw this slightly longer version from Uniqlo I was curious to try them.

I'm not gonna lie....I found the culottes quite hard to style. For me they are easier to wear in the summer, I think they look great with the slides like the Uniqlo picture above. They suit either a more crop style of top, something tucked in or a shirt tied at the waist. I shall be wearing mine  like this......

New Look bag (how gorgeous?!)

These trousers are so comfortable, dreamy to wear. The jersey fabric means they move with you, they have a lovely weight to them. They also have a high waist which is elasticated and I'm happy to report they've kept their shape well after their first airing. These would be ideal to travel in...that's my plan for a couple of up and coming trips away. To road test them today I've just gone for more simple styling with slogan sweatshirt, Converse and a bit of leo to liven things up a bit! 

Pull & Bear sweatshirt, past season similar here
Uniqlo wide pants, here
Topshop bag, past season but this one's fab!
Converse, here

The usual outfit round-up from the past couple of days. What a mixed bag of weather we've had for the first week of half term! 

Primark cardigan, instore recently
Mango top, alternative here
Topshop Jamie jeans, here
Adidas Originals Stan Smiths, here

Topshop blazer, similar here
Jigsaw t-shirt, past season similar here
Topshop Jamie jeans, similar here
Hush Brogues, here
Lulu Guinness bag, similar here

So, it would seem that I've become quite addicted to finding alternatives to my jeans having added grey slouchy trews, smart pinstripe strides, a floaty skirt and now wide pants to my wardrobe in the last couple of weeks. That had better be all for now! What have you been adding in bulk to your repertoire lately? I'd love to hear!

It's a short and sweet one from me this evening....I've spent the afternoon assembling a trampoline for my DD...I'm pooped and in desperate need of a G&T and am looking forward to a dose of my guilty pleasure on the telly ;0)

Be back soon.....wishing everyone a good start to the week!


  1. I too am trying to move away from wearing jeans every day and shake up my wardrobe a bit; I've been reading your blog for a couple of months now and have found lots of outfit inspiration - thank you!My latest purchase was the Topshop slouchy grey trousers - the ones you tried and were too short on you, were just the right length for me. They have also received the seal of approval from my 26 year old daughter - result!!

    1. I do love my jeans Carrie....but it is so good to have a break from them a couple of times a week! It's so lovely to hear that I've given you some ideas....that's exactly why I do this! And what a result with the Topshop trews, not only were they perfect for you but your daughter's given them the thumbs up too! Brilliant! Thank you so much for the lovely comment xx

  2. Love these, but think I'm probably too small to carry them off with as much aplomb as you! I have ventured into the realm of crop kick flares - but I think they will work better in the summer, so I'm saving them for now. But like you, I think it's time to move away from jeans ... although I feel a bit like a child leaving their security blanket behind :)

    1. Ooh! Can't wait to see you sporting the crop kick flares....that's a style I didn't think I could get on board with but I think they are surprisingly easier than I thought to style! Definitely hope to be getting mine and these new crops out once the temps have ramped up a bit....I fear I would be suffering with cold ankles at the moment! And yes, my legs are permanently clad in jeans during winter and I could do with a change! xx

  3. I am so feeling the need to find jean alternatives, love the wide flares on you Michelle, they look fab xx

    1. Thanks lovely! I am fed up with waiting for spring to arrive Fran, I am desperate to get out of the jeans!! These are good start....great with trainers, shoes or sandals, I feel like I'm making a bit of transitional headway! xx

  4. I love this look on you but alas I cannot pull this one off. But I am in need of alternatives to jeans in the summer.

    1. I fear these would just end up looking like full length trews on you Sue! But you are wowing me with your skirt alternatives at the moment! xx