The Riddle of the Red Jeans

The Riddle of Red Jeans

I’ve been looking for the perfect pair of red jeans for a while now, and the other night I came across the very pair at the sale rack in Forever 21. Needless to say, it was a moment worthy of a happy dance once I got them safely back home.

I think they might be a previous season’s style as I couldn’t find them anywhere online, but they are the perfect shade of deep, vibrant red and a skinny/flare fit that’s really flattering.

In my excitement I tried them on tonight with a sharp white t-shirt and a pair of great black ankle-length silver-buckle boots, and suddenly realised I looked like a young, female … Santa Claus trainee.

Any other combo of black, white and/or green seemed a little too Christmassy as well, so I realised this new find was worthy of some proper research.

As per the above collage, I love the idea of combining them with some brown leather and a feminine cream blouse, with a tartan scarf. Any other suggestions on how to wear red jeans in a creative way would be most welcome!

Wish List – Boyfriend Watch and Leather Jacket

Boyfriend Watch and Leather Jacket

This coming weekend some girlfriends and I are going to check out the Rose Bowl Flea Market for the first time. I’ve heard it’s amazing, but also that it can be a little bit overwhelming. For that reason it’s probably good to go with a couple of specific things in mind, just not to get carried away.

Aside from anything that jumps out as the perfect Christmas present for someone I love, I’m going with two very specific items in mind.

For the last couple of years I’ve been on the look-out for the perfect soft leather jacket – something feminine but with just enough edge. Caramel and beige colours always appeal, as I think the black might be too tough for my look, but I’m always really taken in by strange colours as well like greens or greys.

The other item is a chunky ‘boyfriend’ watch. I don’t usually wear a watch but I love the way these look, I wore a silver one for about a year and loved the ‘cuff’ feel on my wrist and the bonus of knowing what time it is without checking my phone!