Images from May 2015
I bought these ASOS girlfriend jeans at the start of 2015 and for today's archive post I thought it would be interesting to look back a year to the month and appreciate how much I've worn them! I've got a couple of other pairs of stonewashed jeans but I really think I could give them to the chazzer because this pair are my very favourite.
I love the cut and the fit, and I love the colour, the knee rip and the straight leg. It looks a little funny how I've rolled them up, as I actually prefer to wear them unrolled now, but it took me a little while to get on board with that straight leg vibe-it felt a bit weird after years of wearing a skinny jean.
When I look back over outfit posts from years gone by, it always makes me happy when I spot items I am wearing then that I still have in my wardrobe now. I think because a lot of what I buy is vintage or second hand, I tend to keep only the most special things that I know I can't easily replace. As I buy better, the need to by more is negated-I don't like the idea of having lots of items of clothing I might only wear once or twice. Hence, my shopping has become more specific, and whilst I love a browse around the shops still, I am less likely to impulse buy and more likely to think about something I've seen more carefully before I buy it.
This really rang true a few weeks ago. I spotted a coat in Urban Outfitters reduced to £20 in the sale, and that old friend 'sale blindness' reared it's head. I bought it without much thought, got it home, and felt disappointed-the fabric wasn't very nice, the fit not as edgy as I thought it had been in the store, and it looked and felt like a waste of money. (Needless to say I took it back!)
In the society we live in, and especially being a blogger, there's so much pressure on having the latest item, the newest look. It's such a maximalist society-we must buy more, more, more. I still find it hard to change that mindset-if I know I have to go somewhere in particular the first thing I think is, what shall I buy to wear there? Although now I am becoming more adept at looking at and loving what I've got; items I really love and enjoy wearing, rather than always being on the lookout for the next thing, and the next. Thankfully these jeans seem well made and I have worn them hard for the last year-and will continue to do, as they are definitely my faves.