Thursday, 17 November 2011

Inspiration/ Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants

I'm a book-aholic, sue me! Anything with text, I'm on it. I have loved reading since a young age: books, book shops...that enchanting smell, magazines, newspapers. The sad thing is, no one reads the printed word anymore, especially the majority of my generation. We have e-readers, iPads and other tablet-y things to keep us occupied.

But despite that I try to make time to read, I have a wall covered with books so, when I had some free time in the half term, I seized the opportunity and re-read one of my old favourites: Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, also now a film series starring the lovely Blake Lively, from Gossip Girl (another great book series) and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, which is sincerely missed I must add). The books follow four friends that have been together since, well, before birth as their mothers shared an antenatal group. The girls are going to be separated for their first summer ever. After finding a pair of pants (loveable jeans) that miraculously fits each girl despite them being all different shapes and sizes, they deem them magical. To keep the girls together despite being far away from each other, they send the 'travelling pants' among the group with a letter telling the most exciting moment that has happened in the pants.

I loved this series because they show how denim has changed the way we dress, we all have that favourite pair of jeans and the idea of sharing them with the people you love is really sweet. Shame that no one would do that in modern society. That inspired me to write this.

So jeans...

Source: Original Ego

Who doesn't own a pair? Denim came from small beginnings, these days that humble cotton plant, who was named after its origin: Nimes in France by the Andre family. It had elbowed its way into American culture, and since the late 18th century, has been a wardrobe staple for men, women, and children alike. Now the traditional indigo denim is not enough! Purple, orange, red, green...we have so much freedom of choice. I don't know where I'd be without my go-to pair of jeans.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Product Spotlight/ Boohoo

Hi all! This weeks tantalising treat is, what I consider, a great Autumn/Winter staple from, home of  great womens pieces at highstreet prices. I have never bought from them but my friend rocked a floral Boohoo playsuit last summer at T4OTB.

I love this burgundy blazer; you could dress it up as pictured above with warm neutrals or what fits me better, pair it with some distressed denim and loafer-esque boots.

The jeans are from H&M, I love the shape - a great change from the adored skinnies. The boots are from the French  brand I love, The Kooples. The tassels are so on-trend.

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