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Gap Colourblock Striped Tunic – Spring 2013

I saw this instore but the XS looked a bit big on me, I was happy to see that they do an even smaller size online XXS (finally!) This is a great weekend piece with a pair of skinny jeans, and I do like the turquoise colour.

I’m glad that there seems to be more brands catering for smaller sizes (even M&S), when I was a teenager the smallest size I could get was an 8 and an XS. This is not me promoting being skinny, I do eat three meals and snacks a day, but unfortunately, I’m naturally slim (there are times when I wish I had curves!) but being happy about finding clothes that finally fit!

Gap Colourblock Striped Tunic

Gap Colourblock Striped Tunic

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J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Skinny Leg in Salem

A couple of weeks ago, I popped into Selfridges to try on J Brand’s Aidan boyfriend jeans, but found that they didn’t really fit me right even when I sized down. I really love distressed jeans, and I came across their skinny jean in salem and the denim was soo soft and fitted perfectly.

However, there are cheaper alternative jeans out there. Topshop Lacey jeans are a slim boyfriend style and I have tried them on, and they do fit true-to-size and aren’t really a baggy boyfriend jean like J Brand’s Aidan. Even Gap have a nice cropped skinny jean which I’ve got my eye on for when the weather heats up…

I much prefer a few rips in my jeans than boring plain jeans – I guess my teenage rebellion years are still with me 🙂

J Brand Salem

J Brand Salem

Topshop Lacey

Topshop Lacey

Gap Skinny Crop Distressed Jeans

Gap Skinny Crop Distressed Jeans