Monday, 3 August 2015

'Those' Jeans

You know those jeans, the ones that look amazing in your head but never look good on you in reality, the ones that you wish you had, the ones that you've been searching everywhere to find but it seems  next to impossible, especially when you've spent so much time trampling and digging through clothes rails and tried on a gazillion different sizes, lengths and styles in the hope that the next pair you try   on might be the ones. Yeah...I found those jeans the other day, and I did a little dance in the changing rooms. Its a good job they have curtains.  

Since giving birth to Elijah a little over a year ago, I've put on quite a lot of weight. I've gone from a size 8 on top and a 10 on bottom to a size 12 on top and a size 14 on bottom. I have every intention of losing the weight, but the motivations just not there right now, and rather than fretting about it (something I used to do all the time) I'm attempting to remain calm and embrace my new shapely figure. The one part of my body I have always struggled with, even when I was a size 10, is my legs. Whenever I put weight on it instantly drops straight to my hips, I'm sure there are a great deal off ladies out there who can relate to what I'm saying. Unfortunately, my bigger bottom has caused some issues in the trousers department, and I lack the confidence to wear most things nowadays, specifically that devil material called 'denim'. I was under the impression I would never wear another pair of jeans ever again, as I was sick and tired of constantly hunting, and feeling more rubbish when they didn't look the way I expected. Then I walked into Zara one day and it took me a little while to find them, but just by luck I said to myself I may as well try them on, and I'm so glad I made that decision. They have the loveliest snug fit, as they are slightly stretchy, so they're not restricting in the slightest. I love the the blue colour, and I think jeans can add a casual feel to most outfits, so I'm extremely happy with the new addition to my wardrobe. Its not surprising that I discovered those jeans in Zara, as the last two pairs of trousers I bought were also from there, and they fit amazingly as well. I was pleasantly surprised at the price of the jeans, as Zara can be quite expensive if your on a tight budget, but these were only £20, an amount I am more than willing to pay for the jeans. The only complaint I have is with Zara's available sizes in store. There were multitudes of size 8 and size 10, but I only found one size 14 in the whole stack of jeans sat on the table. 

My top is also from Zara, and I love the bright colours, which give a nice summery pop to the outfit. My shoes are from Next, which I've just recently bought. I've never owned a pair of espadrilles before, but they are surprisingly comfy, and these ones are made from a nice soft suede material. Lastly my sunglasses are from good old Primark, which only cost me £2 inclusive of a case to keep them in, and you wouldn't even think they were cheap. 

I hope you liked this post, and my outfit. I hope this post has helped some of you larger ladies feel a bit more confident about embracing your figures, and given you the motivation to keep looking for those jeans, if you've had no luck as of yet. You will find them I promise! Comment down below if you've ever had trouble finding jeans that fit properly, and your thoughts on being bigger.

List of Items Shown: 
Denim Jeans - Zara (No link - look in store) 
Shirt - Zara (In sale - look in store)
Espadrilles - Next
Sunglasses - Primark (No link - look in store)




  1. I really liked your outfit! I struggle with my weight too but for me it's the opposite situation. My extra weight seems to go to my arms... But I'm working on it.

    1. Hello! Its so kind of you to say :) Its so hard I know! I also have the arms problem, keep going and don't give up. I try to look for inspiration online for different exercises and diet plans, also Davina's 7 minute fit is really good as its super quick but still very effective. I wish you good luck and thanks for commenting x

  2. Just to say that I love this post! I know exactly what you mean about 'those' jeans, by complete surprise I found a couple of pairs in the Next sale a few weeks ago which are perfect for me! I used to hate wearing jeans but it was because I could never find a pair that fit right because I'm not stick thin and nowhere near a size 8. I am so happy with them! Yours look lovely on you! :) x

    1. Hi Paige! Sorry I haven't replied very quickly. I've been meaning to but I actually can't bare to look at this post anymore. I had an accident with my washing machine, and it turned the top pink. I attempted to fix it but its completely ruined now, and I'm so unbelievably upset! :'( Glad you found a pair of jeans you like! Thank you for commenting on my blog, its very much appreciated :) x