My new favorite jeans.

I love jeans.  Any kind of jeans, you name it – skinny, cropped, boyfriend, flare, boot cut – I have them all in my closet.  My first pair of ‘high-end’ jeans were bought after my first few pay checks back in 1997.  They were Diesel and I got them on a fabulous, indulgent shopping trip in Harrods.  For a while I was loyal to Diesel – I loved their unique cuts and soft denim.  Then they started creeping up in price and when I started looking for skinny jeans I fell in love with the Hudson Collin jeans.  Since then I’ve been a Hudson loyalist and I own their bell bottoms, boot cuts and skinnys.  What I like about Hudson is the rear button flap pocket and the fact that they offer both low rise and mid rise jeans.

The other week, while on the hunt for a new pair of boyfriend jeans, I found myself back in the Diesel store in Atlanta.  I wanted to try the Diesel Fayza jean.  They are totally different from any other jean I have seen on the market – tapered, with a low crotch and a twisted seam – almost harems – but with a little more attitude.  I made the mistake of trying on, and ultimately falling in love with the Jogg version of the Fayza.  Diesel’s new Jogg jeans are incredible – in my eyes the ultimate in comfort and style.  Jeans combined with sweats – genius.  The jeans have a jersey lining – making them incredibly comfortable and easy to wear – but unfortunately also crazy expensive.  The Fayza’s that I fell in love with were $330 – I just couldn’t do it – but I’ve dreamt about them every night since.

Jogg jeans Fayza

In an effort to convince myself that they are worth the price I tracked down a pair of Fayza’s on eBay – not the Jogg jeans mind you – just the regular denim.  Nonetheless the cut is part of the reason I am obsessed with them, so I thought they were worth a punt.  I love how unique they are – I haven’t seen anyone else wearing anything similar.  I snapped them up on eBay for a steal – a brand new pair too.  After wearing them once and acquiring complements from my lovely Husband, I’ve now added a pair of Jogg Fayza’s to my ‘must have’ list for AW 2013.  I adore these jeans.  You may think I’m crazy, I don’t care.

Unfortunately this rubbish photo hasn’t displayed them in all their low crotch glory – they’re a very dark wash and I should have used my Nikon – sorry!

Diesel Fayza jeans

Jacket – Zara (old) // Shoes – Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers (similar here) // Jeans – Diesel Fayza (bought on eBay) // T-shirt – Gap (old)

As for the rest of the week so far here’s what I have been wearing.

For a trip to Hip Hop class with Poppy yesterday – I keep hoping he’ll ask me to join the class…

Zara Jersey dress
Dress – Zara sporty dress (sold out online already) // Boots – Isabel Marant Dicker boots

And today…

Zara skortSkort – Zara // T-shirt – Zara (old) // Scarf – H&M (old) // Bag – YSL Roady // Boots – Isabel Marant Dicker boots

Can you tell I’m ready for Fall? – My ankle boots are making a more frequent appearance again:)

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After the boys of summer have gone.

Labor weekend is traditionally the ‘end’ of summer – though we get at least another month of summer-like weather.  Having said that we have woken up this morning to torrential rain – the garden is a mud pit – so much for our pool plans today.  Hey ho, we’ve still had a fun packed weekend to say farewell to summer with a bang.

On Friday I caught up with a friend for lunch who I haven’t seen for probably eight years or so.  We used to work together, then she moved to D.C. to study law.  It was great fun to see where the years have taken us and we talked and talked as you can imagine!  I can’t wait to make it a regular lunch date.

Blue Zara harem trousers


Trousers – Zara harems (old) // Shoes – Zara // T-shirt – Gap (old) // Scarf – J.Crew (old) // Bag – Boden clutch

Saturday started early.  Every year on Labor weekend the weirdest people flock to Atlanta.  I have a strange affinity for these weird folk.  They are the Dragoncon delegates.  Downtown Atlanta becomes populated by Klingons, wookiees and stormtroopers for the weekend.  Fantastic fun.

Hugh wasn’t that impressed by the early start:

Dragoncon 1

Darth Vader must have heard about the Death Star – he looked a little dejected.

Dragoncon 2


I didn’t get a full outfit image that day – I assure you I didn’t dress up – though I’m tempted for next year:)  I wore the same as here though – the grey Asos t-shirt dress – with my Golden Goose sneakers (similar here).



On Saturday evening we went out for a wonderful dinner with friends.  It was a long, lovely, indulgent evening with lots of great conversation.  To commemorate Labor weekend I wore all white.





Boots – Canvas Rag & Bone Newbury boots // Shorts – Zara skort // T-shirt – AllSaints vest (old) // Jacket – Zara (old)

These days Poppy and Hugh can’t resist getting involved in the photo taking – budding bloggers I tell you – though Hugh ain’t that impressed by his sister trying to steal the limelight:)



Last night we headed to the Braves game.  It’s such a fun thing to do with the children now they can sit through nine innings.  The music, the games, the food all take precedent over the actual baseball game – a good thing really as we lost.  Poppy is now an expert at gaining enough attention to get us on the big screen with the FanCam – twice last night!  I really need to make more of an effort for Braves games with the amount of exposure she is getting us!  We were even lucky enough to have a free post game concert with Big & Rich.  Baseball really is the best value when it comes to family entertainment – fours hours of relaxation and fun for $10 each!



Top – Boden Breton // Shorts – J.Crew (old) // Sneakers – Converse (old)

So today we may have to change plans – the rain is still falling.  I fancy a good movie day curled up with my gorgeous family – sounds good to me.


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