009: Jeans!

Have you got a favourite outfit?

I think mine would have to be my jeans – I think given the choice I would live in them all the time (well minus my pyjama bottoms when I’m asleep!)

#Ikea baby!!

I virtually wear a pair of jeans until they wear out in the knees (or other places) or get so trashed at the bottom that I have to cut them into 3/4 lengths or shorts just to be able to wear them still. In the past I’ve asked my Mum to sew funky fabrics over the knees just so that they last just a bit longer! (which works for wearing round the house but doesn’t really work for wearing on dress down day at work).

A few weeks back just as I started looking for a new pair of jeans, FuelMyBlog offered an opportunity that would mean I could get a voucher for Next. Well in the past I’ve had trousers from Next that have fallen to pieces out of too much love, where I’ve worn them and sewn them back up to keep them going just a bit longer. So HELLO! Yes please to the voucher for Next! I got very excited the day that they arrived – they’d been delivered to our neighbours and our neighbour came out to give the package to us (me and Our Sidekick) well I had to try then on straight away so we went in the house I got changed and then we had a fashion show lol. These are the ones I choose.

I’m the kind of girl that has trouble buying trousers. I’m 5 ft 2 and at the moment I’m a 16 (however I tried on my new Size 14 trousers this morning and they do up although still a bit tight!). So the problem I have is that 16 Petite’s are too short in the length, or 16 regular are 4 inches too long. (The other problem is then the cut – not every shop seems to have the same definition of “boyfriend” cut lol)

So I went for a look round the Next website – I knew I wanted boyfriend cut and they needed to be a 16. I’m not convinced by the many pictures view that you get when you first load up the page but when you narrow it down to the jeans section you can cut down by colour, waistline and things like that. You can also cut down by if you are after a pair of Maternity jeans  (Rather than feeling like you can’t be glamourous while pregnant!)

It took me a little while but I found my jeans and now I’ve been wearing them nearly every weekend. Jeans are a staple of a girls wardrobe I think and sometimes you can’t always find the right cut but try Next – they have so many different styles that  you can look at.

This is a sponsored post and for full disclosure purposes, I received a voucher for Next which I traded in for a new pair of jeans in return for a product review/mention. Courtesy of FuelMyBlog


  1. Angie says:

    I’m with you on the jeans Hannah 🙂 Normally with a hoodie so that little bit at the back of my neck is nice and cosy. I have just discovered the joy that is furry suede boots (Uggish) , so warm 🙂 Ooh, and I LOVE your bag xxx

  2. James says:

    I know first hand how difficult it is to find great jeans – my partner is pregnant and has struggled to find jeans and other maternity clothes that suit her unique style – especially hard in Bedford! You would’ve thought Pr*mark would do maternity jeans – they’d make a killing!

    Like the blog, keep up the good work.

    • Hannie says:

      Hey James

      Thanks for the comment and for the follow. I think if/when I’m pregnant I’ll get “moo moo” dresses and potter round in those when I grow out of my jeans lol. Either that or my pyjamas – then again my manager might not see the funny side if it!

    • James says:

      That’s exactly what we’ve had to do – and it’s not great her walking around in her PJ’s when it’s this cold, but it’s all we can get to fit haha!

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