Investment Purchase #1 - Jeans
For many years I couldn't afford good quality denim then I discovered 7 for all Mankind and I fell in love with designer denim. I had several pairs and I wore them over and over. Cost per wear!? Absolute bargains!
Only problem was a few years ago I gained some weight and slowly my 7 jeans didn't fit anymore and having tried to lose the extra pounds and failed, I gave them away. Why!? Now I have finally lost the extrra weight and I am on a mission to keep it off, those jeans I gave away to charity or ebay would fit again. Okay it's done, they are gone, and nothing I can do about it. Lesson learnt.
I have been wearing mostly Mint Velvet jeans over the last few years and they are great but I don't honestly think they last more than a season, I have a couple of black pairs this year and the colour is fading fast. I like black jeans to stay black.
So my first investment purchase this year was a pair of 7 for all Mankind jeans from House of Fraser at Westfield. They are currently at the tailors being shortened. I then looked online and I have black pair in the same style (but in the sale) winging their way to me. If they fit that gives me one classic dark pair and one black pair.
If you struggle finding the right jeans for your shape and feel you need some help then there are two denim specialist to check out.
There is Donna Ida where you can book an appointment at their in-store denim clinic (they have boutiques in Chelsea and Belgravia) and there is also the Denim Studio at Selfridges, Oxford Street. They boast of stocking jeans for every budget from Primark to J Brand and from £11 to £11,000. You can make an appointment for 'personal shopping' and if the jeans you choose need to be shortened this is done in the shop and you can go back later to collect. I have never been to Donna Ida but I have been to the Denim Studio at Selfridges and purchased a lovely pair of Paige jeans (now too big for me) but the service was great and it certainly was an easy way to look at lots of different options.
I am hoping that two really good pairs of denim jeans will elevate my wardrobe and become essential capsule pieces. And rather than buying lots of jeans and never being quite happy with them, the plan is that I buy two perfect pairs and spend the same!? I will let you know if that plan works. It did before!!
Hi, I’m Michelle and my blog Fifty & Fab is all about my journey into and through my fifties. I share style tips, health and fitness inspiration, I talk about my holidays and days out and I tell you about my beauty regime and my lifestyle. I hope you might pick up a tip or two and get some inspiration!
Use my hashtag and tag me on Instagram #beingfiftyandfab @fifty_andfab
I’d love to see what you are doing and with your permission, share some of your images.
Join my mailing list (below) for regular updates and don’t forget to look at my social media pages too..
Subscribe to receive regular blog updates by email:
I have a Just Giving page to raise funds for Dogstar Foundation and Yawajeewa Community Learning Centre in Sri Lanka - donations can be made here.