Jeans - Freddies of Pinewood | T-shirt - Primark (old) | Cardigan - Tesco (last year)
Belt - borrowed off a skirt | Shoes - Primark | Necklace - made it myself years ago
I feel like I've been pretty good with my shopping so far this new year. I've bought a few bits but I haven't spent all my money just yet, and everything that I've bought has been a gap-filler of some description. One of the first things I purchased after Christmas was a pair of jeans from Freddies of Pinewood. These are the Pearl Grey Button Jeans which are currently on sale.
I've had my eye on a pair of Freddies for a ridiculous amount of time, and have come close to buying a pair more than once, but I must admit that I was a bit worried about what size to choose. I watched their sizing video and measured myself up but with the fit being so different to modern jeans, I was still concerned that I might manage to choose the wrong ones. In the end I went for their size 24s, which are supposed to correspond to a UK size 8. My actual waist measurement (taken just below the ribs, as they instruct you to do) is 25", but I hoped that the jeans would give a little over time (which is something that they also mention in their sizing information). However, I needn't have worried as they fit me perfectly.
I've worn these jeans almost every day since they arrived and I'm thinking about buying another pair soon (I think I'll get blue ones as I'm sure they'll be useful). They're incredibly flattering even if you're not into a retro look as the high waist sits at the narrowest part of your body and therefore emphasises your curves without a muffin top in sight. They also fit very nicely in the back, without any sagging or weird creasing to the bottom as I've noticed can sometimes happen with modern low rise jeans.
Oh, and this is location number 39 on my list of 50 awesome (vintage) outfit photo shoot locations - I am really enjoying having my list and Jessica's to refer to so I hope I can continue to use some new and interesting locations throughout the year.