This isn’t what I wore today; today I repeated this outfit exactly. This photo is of another jeans reduction project outfit I wore over the weekend. These are staying, mostly because they’re my only pair of really dark wash boot cut jeans, and thus, kind of a necessity. I like them well enough, although I’d prefer a little less — ok, a LOT less — stretchy man-made fibre in the fabric mix. (These are about 12%, I want to say, and usually I operate on a strict 1-2% spandex at most policy.) I think they look fine, I just am not crazy about the feel of them, and if an opportunity to replace them with something much closer to 100% cotton arises, I’ll take it. I won’t go out of my way to look, though, since mostly I wear skinny, boy and straight jeans. I just regard these as useful, if you see what I mean.
This was an outfit worn on a break from the garden to run errands. Not really anything I would normally consider to be my style, such as it is, but it seemed like a good opportunity to make a jeans reduction project decision, and as I’ve already noted, these survived the cut.
Necklace: Monsoon, remixed. My style asserts itself! The rest of the outfit is too bland and plain, so a statement necklace saves me from feeling like a total frump.
Jumper: Deane & White, remixed. Mostly I love the neckline on this.
Jeans: Long and Lean, Gap, remixed. A much-coveted pair of 34-inch inseam jeans — on deep clearance, no less! — in my (usual, subject to the vagaries of sizing inconsistency) size, which is probably what caused me to neglect looking closely enough at the tags to find out about the high poly mix. Staying, but not with much enthusiasm or love.