On the Run – In flowery jeans (part 2)!

It had been my intention to take the jeans that I am wearing, below, back to Primark.  I went in twice but just couldn’t face the 20 minute wait each time in the queue – so in the back of my car they remained – until today.

I saw these jeans (below) when I was in Selfridges the other day. They had been massively reduced from over £200 to somewhere in the region of £70/80, I think! It reminded me that I still had my £13 Primark ones in my possession and with a grey day dawning today, I thought that it was the perfect day to wear them.


Here is a picture of the jeans as they appeared on the blog back in May when they weren’t particularly well received. I have to say, there is something slightly unsettling about posting a picture of an outfit which you know in advance is unlikely to be well received!

Someone went as far to say that they thought that they were pretty bad and asked whether I would wear them if they weren’t in fashion. I was also asked whether they would be in the photo album of shame by Christmas. Ho hum.

Well here are the jeans, both in, and on, the flesh! For what it’s worth, I really liked wearing them – although that could have partly been due to the fact that, being from Primark, I went up a size – so they were uber comfortable!

I started off by putting them with a white shirt but in the end opted for a very plain grey Jigsaw top and cream brogues from Dune, just to tone it all down. Our youngest said that my flowery legs were “lovely” and that I could take them to gymnastics with me if I liked. Granted, she’s only four but you can always rely on children for an honest opinion. Our son didn’t comment either – and he’s normally the first one in there with the “Mum….I don’t really like….”

Ultimately I don’t think that the overall view was as bad as our score in the Eurovision song contest!

I think that my husband is slightly miffed with me. For many years now, we have only had one TV between the 5 of us – and you can guess who never gets a look in, So, after all this time, I had a cable installed into the kitchen so that we could have a TV in there.

Today we went off to get a TV and not only is this one (which my husband refers to at “your TV”) newer, slimmer, bigger and more technologically advanced than the family one but it is going to be installed in time for tomorrow’s England game – and my husband hates football! I do actually feel quite sorry for him as he loves his TV – whereas really, if I’m honest, I just like to make a fuss about never getting to watch any!



  1. Sue
    June 23, 2012 / 6:22 pm

    Well I really like them. They are a little different but not too "out there". I am biased though as I've got some Zara printed trousers which I've not worn yet as I'm a little nervous about how they will be received.

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:29 pm

      Hi Sue – thank you! Go on, be brave – get those Zara trousers on and send me a pic!

  2. Gladys Pug
    June 23, 2012 / 6:27 pm

    I like them too – in fact have picked similar pairs up in various shops a number of times but have not been brave enough.And I have a daughter who sometimes reins me in!

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:31 pm

      Hi Gladys Pug – great name! I suspect that they will soon be superceded by something else which hopefully you will feel happier giving a whirl!

  3. Anonymous
    June 23, 2012 / 7:36 pm

    You look lovely Beth – I must have missed the blog in May about these but just looked at it and I notice the unkind comments were anonymous!!! Emma xx

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:32 pm

      Hi Emma – I thought that they were OK too so thanks for that! x

  4. schoolgatestyle
    June 23, 2012 / 9:51 pm

    Beth, you are tall and have the legs for them so they look fab on you! A couple of other bloggers have them and I think you've styled them much better. The grey is perfect. I really like and almost bought them too but I knew I'd have to buy a whole outfit to fit round so that put me off…but regretting it slightly now! Enjoy the rest of your weekend, Avrilx

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:34 pm

      Hi Avril, good to hear from you and hope that things are good with you. Wouldn't your flat sandals go? Can't remember where they are from now. Surprisingly they go with lots of things as there are many different, but muted, colours in them. Let me know if you make a purchase!

  5. Andress
    June 24, 2012 / 6:59 am

    These jeans are cool and the print isn't too big, the colours in them are nice too. I enjoy your blog very much:)

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:35 pm

      Hi Andress – thank you and I am so pleased that you like the blog. Have a great week. looks like the sun might shine a little!

  6. Amanda
    June 24, 2012 / 9:11 am

    I tried these on a while back. sadly i wasn't impressed as they do look very nice. They really suit you Beth & did not look at all like that on me :-)! x

    • StyleGuile
      June 24, 2012 / 7:36 pm

      Hi Amanda – but I bet there are loads of things that look great on you and totally pants on me!

  7. PlumJam
    June 25, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    I think you look great Beth – fashion is meant to be fun isn't itand if none of us ever took any risks life would be so dull. I like that you have worn something a bit different, more please

  8. StyleGuile
    June 25, 2012 / 6:03 pm

    Ah thanks PlumJam! I agree – as well as having its more serious side, fashion has to be a bit of fun too. With all the limitations that the weather has forced on us recently I think that the printed jeans are a welcome change – so I am glad that you like them!

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