... you can't stop. Not Pringles (although it is a fact that you can't stop once you've opened a pack but I have to say I am the same with every form of crisp. And don't get me started on cashew nuts...) but jeans. I have well and truly popped my denim cherry and now I want to sleep in them.
Simply can't get enough of denim.
And although I may not be quite (read remotely) into shorts yet (it has to be sweaty mcsweaty season for more than 5 minutes and it does in fact look decidedly cloudy today. That may well have been our Summer I fear...), I am all over the jeans.
Haven't bought new blue jeans in forever (last ones were £24.99 from Zara last year I think and I've worn them to death) and it seems, on looking at mine, that they are all super distressed. Which I think definitely have their time and place but with my (still in the planning stages...) Summer minimalist look - pared back and plain - the extra detailing that distressing gives isn't perhaps what I'm after.
You can imagine, therefore, how over the moon I was last week at Kilver Court in Somerset (yes, whilst on Rugby Tour...) to come across the MiH concession who were selling two pairs of jeans for £120. And no - I didn't buy two pairs (all faint now) but snagged one pair of Phoebes which I have been umming and ahhing over forever. Decision made decidedly easier with a £60 price tag. Yes - £60. Down from £225 (and my friend bought a pair of black skinnies).
They are the lighter denim which is perfect for Summer months. Look amazing with other denim, navy, black and most definitely whites.
However fear not if you can't make it all the way to Kilver Court, I have found some Phoebes also on offer elsewhere.
Why do I love this style? They're not tapered boyfriend jeans but they're not as skinny as straight legs. They look fabulous with flats and even better with heels. You can throw on a jumper and sneakers or dress them up for out out. Ok so I appreciate I'm describing pretty much every pair of jeans going but for me, it's such a novelty not having a distressed pair - it's like my jeans have been given a whole new lease of life.
MiH Phoebe Turn Up Jeans were £225 now £90 Size down.
And another version at The Outnet - this time rolled up (they don't have to have the classic Phoebe turn up - it's up to you to finish them as you'd like).
Phoebe mid rise boyfriend jeans from MiH were £205 now £86.10
You can either roll or turn up (or cut off but I'll be coming back to that another day...) these jeans and you can find pairs that are tighter or looser on the leg to suit your preference and shape.
There are some great bargains around in the sale at the moment - they're probably not the most "en vogue" style of jeans, but seeing as I don't live in Shoreditch or Hoxton, I think I've still got ages wearing "last season's shade of blue"....
Helmut Lang mid rise boyfriend jeans were £220 now £88
A paler option too at Helmut Lang for again, a great reduction...
Distressed mid rise slim boyfriend jeans were £220 now £79.20
Paler again for the Summer at Pepe.
Pepe Jeans Donna Turn Up Loose Fit Jeans £85
And another sale bargain from ASOS with these Diesel jeans.
Diesel Slim Fit Kameron Boyfriend Jeans were £140 now £84
These I think are probably a more fitted as opposed to loose jean which I know some people prefer.
7 for All Mankind relaxed skinny boyfriend jeans were £190 now £85.50
However the bargain of the day has to be the wide turn up from ASOS. Now I know I said no vintage but this is just a smidge of distressing which I can forgive for ELEVEN QUID...
ASOS True Boyfriend Jeans were £38 now £11
If you do want more fitted as I mentioned, it might be a straight jean that you're after.
Soft Grey Straight-cut 5 Pocket jeans from La Redoute £49
Clyde Straight Jeans from Kaporal 5 £49 These you could easily turn up for the Phoebe effect.
Moving into more tapered territory now with the classic boyfriend, the popularity of which shows little sign of waning.
Pepe Idoler Hipster Boyfriend Jeans £75
Classic at Whistles.
Whistles Boyfriend jeans in a light wash £95
Panelled Boyfriend jeans from Whistles £95
hush do a darker wash (as well as a lighter wash, not to mention the black...) £75
Or a classic boyfriend cut from ASOS - I have to say I LOVE ASOS denim and for the money have historically found them easily as good as anywhere else. If you can find a fit and a wash you like there, definitely worth exploring.
ASOS Carrot Boyfriend Jeans £32
Here I am in my new Phoebes from Kilver Court - doing the rounds of the outlet villages at... yup, Bicester. Shopping trips like buses this week. Not planned that way, it's just the way the diaries fell.
Seeing as I'd bought absolutely nothing last time I went, I wasn't holding my breath...
Well that was a mistake as I could have bought everything. The law of sod of course. I managed not to completely indulge.but there was one thing I completely couldn't resist...