Jeans Fit for a Lazy Slug

I went out in a pair of Jeans this morning. Oh yes, I did! That may not sound unusual to many of you, but I’d say it has been about 10 years since I left the house in Jeans… probably even longer. I really hate searching for trousers that fit and it’s taken quite some time for me to drum up the want to start my search for a pair of jeans that suit me, as well as fitting comfortably. Being only 5 ft 1 inch makes shopping a little trickier – admittedly much less so these days, than in years gone by!

Over the past month, I’ve basically spent my spare time online, ordering about twelve (yes twelve) different pairs of jeans on rotation, all in different sizes and brands. Finally, one pair (in two different colours) are now mine. I must admit, they aren’t one hundred percent the ‘perfect fit’, but if I add a belt and pull them up a few times an hour then they’ll just about do. The pair that I went for were from Topshop, which totally surprised me, as the petite range there always looks like it is made for tiny children!

So, this morning I donned my jeans and went for a walk with the dog. Very liberating! It’s no secret that I can be a bit slow in the mornings. I try really hard to get up, but as a freelancer who works from home, I’ve got into a bit of a bad habit of taking my time. Zzzzz, what’s the rush anyway?!  This morning I decided to get out nice and early, to walk Betsy. My thoughts were that I could just go out before my shower, no fussing around, whack on the jeans (instead of faffing around with the usual tights/skirt combo), walk for an hour come back home feeling awake and ready for the day. Unfortunately, Betsy the Chihuahua is also pretty lazy in the mornings and I practically had to drag her out of bed and out of the front door! What are we like?!

Anyway, I discovered that the key to getting up and out early is to just have something simple to throw on. I’m not those people find it quick and easy to get ready, let me tell you. I need to shower, wash my hair, dry my hair, do my make-up and iron my clothes. MISSION! I’m trying to change that so I’m starting with an 8am walk in jeans. A bit Very odd, but that’s just me.

Here I am in my new jeans…. Well, Betsy was never going to be able to take the picture was she ;)

Jeans fit for a Lazy slug

Here’s what I dressed them with to keep me snug and warm….

Topshop Petite Tweedy Rib Cardigan – Go a size smaller unless you like your cardigans to drown you!

TopShop Cardigan


And here’s Betsy, just rolling on the pavement for no particular reason!

Crystal Palace Park

Do you find it difficult to go Jean shopping… or are you a lucky so and so!?


Fashion Focus: Miss Selfridge Petites

I normally wear a lot of dresses and skirts because it is a bit of a mission to find trousers when you barely reach the dizzy heights of 5ft 1 inch. Luckily I don’t seem to be restricted to the petite section in most stores because a lot of dresses are designed to be worn just below the rear – These are generally the perfect length for a petite who doesn’t need to look like mutton dressed as lamb!

If I am heading for a petites department, I find I’m constantly drawn back to Miss Selfridge. They are particularly suitable for maxi dresses and are not too expensive compared to other high street stores. They also tend to stock extremely colourful items, which I’m always drawn to.

Below are a few of my top picks that are currently in stock. I’m resisting the urge to buy  at the moment, but who knows what the weekend might bring…

Petites Smudge Floral Maxi – Price: £33.00Also available in standard sizes.
This is in the same style as another maxi that I purchased from Miss Selfridge last year.
I have a feeling that it will look even better in store… If only we had some sun!

Petites Ombre Shirt – Price: £32.00
I probably wouldn’t wear this myself due to the lack of sleeves, but I think it deserves a mention for looking so fab.

Petites Zip Front Playsuit – Price: £39.00 – Also available in standard sizes.
Great detail on the front, which turns this plain coloured playsuit into something a bit more desirable and flirty.

Petites Zig Zag Printed Dress – Price: £37.00
I purchased this dress to take with me on my trip to San Fran and I love it!
It fits perfectly and looks fab with a denim jacket and footless tights.

Have you got a favourite high street store that you constantly go back to for the correct sizing?