I have a long torso and short legs. That’s a fact. I alone am keeping our local tailor in business (probably) with all the jeans and trousers alterations I’ve done over the years. These jeans are one of the few pairs I haven’t had to hem. I’ve made fun of my stumpy legs many times on the blog before, but now, with these jeans, I finally have proof. They look like normal skinny jeans, right? WRONG. When I tried them on, I was like, “Hooray! Finally found jeans that don’t puddle around my ankles!” Then I checked the tag. They’re actually slim-fitted cropped boyfriend jeans. Only on my Shetland pony legs can a pair of cropped boyfriend jeans look like normal skinny jeans :((
But hey, they’re one of the most comfortable pairs of jeans I’ve ever worn, so who cares.
T-shirt: Asos, Blazer: Warehouse, Jeans: H&M, Heels & Brooch: local shops
One of the surest signs of spring in our garden is the amaryllis blooms. This year, thanks to the rain, they’re stronger than ever, and every pot is a mass of bright red. So naturally I had to use them as the background for my photos, especially since my scarf kinda matches the blooms a bit too, though it’s orange and yellow rather than red.
As for the outfit, I’m thinking this is a formula worth remembering for spring and fall – simple top, blazer, jeans, heels or ankle boots, and light scarf. I’m still having some difficulty dressing like a teacher and not a student (mostly because I don’t remember to!) but a blazer really does go a long way in making an outfit look more professional.
Blazer & Scarf: hand-me-down, Jeans: Mango, T-shirt: Uniqlo, Heels: Forever21