I need a new boyfriend, the old one just doesn't do it for me any more. Something is not quite right.
You see our relationship has run it's course, and the romantic spark we used to have when we were together has gone. The love affair is over.
No, No, No, not my VHM silly, he is still very much current, well, he was last night?
It's my old Boyfriend Jeans. Now exciled to the back of the wardrobe and probably due an outing very soon to the charity shop!!
I've had these Earl Boyfriend Jeans since circa 2000. And they have always been a trusty friend, dropping in and out of whatever current look I was wearing at the time.
But when I tried them on again recently I suddenly realised they don't work the look anymore? In a word they look DATED! Some might say, "well don't they look vintage"?
No.....they just look wrong.
So I have been on the hunt for a new love. Well, as any girl knows shopping for jeans can be the equivalent of a check up at the dentist. You either leave smug, no work needed, cash reasonably intact. Or has happened to me recently multiple painful visits, leaving my bank account in the red.
I started with a strong coffee, flat shoes (heels in my bag to try on) and a big smile looking forward to my new purchase.
I ended up with blisters....the flat shoes were new, and a large glass of wine, at the end of what had been a very harrowing day!
So I have made the decision to order a selection off various websites.
The luxury of being able to try on in the privacy and comfort of my own home, and more importantly to look in MY mirror......it never lies!
CURRENT/ELLIOT Distressed Panhandle Jeans £275
Well I have to admit these were very good, they worked with flats, heels and ankle boots. But that price tag is just too much. My car is not worth much more for heavens sake.
MIH Halsy Jeans £190
These were just too distressed, and a bit too high rise on me. Also I wanted a slightly darker wash. Priced quite a bit lower than CURRENT/ELLIOT ones, I still felt they were not moving in with me!
J Brand Aiden Cropped Jeans £250
My heart did jump a beat when I tried on these lovelies......the fit, the wash, just the right amount of distressing. Yes my search was over, but, get real girl, unless my VHM
is feeling particularly generous right now, I will have to decline and fall back into Boyfriend Jeans singledom.
So that was it until a forgotton parcel arrived...forgotton because my lovely postie knows I do quite a lot of shopping, and if I am not there leaves it in my shed!!
My son picked up the note from the postie and didn't tell me.....BAD BOY. And so the
parcel wasn't discovered until I went to get my wellies, my current mode of footwear in this dreary climate.
But what a lovely surprise it was. A pair of Warehouse Boyfriend Jeans.
Warehouse Distressed Boyfriend Jeans £42
I am officially LOVED UP again. Not only is the cut, wash, and mid rise just perfect. They feel so soft and amazingly at £42 look every inch as good as the designer counterparts.
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And so the empty gap in my wardrobe is filled again. And my new love interest and I are looking forward to many happy years together!