Last week, Alex's (The Frugality) words rang in my ears about how when it comes to the sales, it's the time to look at the things you've earmarked or have hankered after but haven't quite wanted to splash the cash on earlier in the season. Like she says, if you spend most of your time in high street, when the sales come round, it makes sense to buy that little special something which now costs the equivalent of a top price high street item. Too right!
So I hit the button on a pair of MIH Paris jeans. Partly by accident. I remembered some time last year that Laura (Wearing it Today) had mentioned some jeans which made her feel amazing and her legs look longer. Who doesn't want to own such a garment of wonder? They happened to be the MIH Breathless jeans and not the MIH Paris ones but for some reason, I'd got it in my head they were the Paris ones and kept them on my radar. So when I saw them reduced huge amounts on the Anthropologie site - hit that button I did. The fact that I bought the wrong pair of jeans is by the by as I still really like the pair that I've ended up with :)
Now why did I decide to go for the MIH Paris jeans? Because it says they are "cropped". And if they are "cropped", then this hopefully means, they will be a regular length jean on me and require no alterations - yay!
And yes, they're cropped - if you're 5ft 4 and upwards. Which I'm not. But sometimes I am … in my dreams. And in my dreams, I look a little like Christy Turlington. Dream big, little Sue, dream big! Anyway, these jeans were not cropped on me. They were long. They weren't even the perfect full length jean on me. So I had to shorten them using that much tried and tested original hem method which I use so often to give them their rightfully "cropped" look.
And I've been wearing them a couple of days to see how they "perform" and I have to say I really like the fit and feel of these. The denim feels a little more substantial than most of my regular high street skinny pairs - they are "holding" me in without feeling overly tight and they haven't loosened up too much at all and started bagging any where. And the slightly straighter leg is a little more flattering on me which is something I always look out for when I am looking at slim/skinny'ish jeans. Crucially one more thing in their favour …. they don't seem to need as much hoiking up as much as some of my other jeans. Yes they still slip a little but somehow I feel like they are still trying to hug my bum rather than trying to escape from it.
Anyway, I just wanted to say, I may not have bought the right pair of jeans but I'll always have MIH Paris (boom boom).
Last Note :
- MY MIH Paris crops are in the New Original Wash.
- These were from the Anthropologie site where they seem to do impressive reductions on some of their designer denim. I've just found out that they had the MIH slouch Phoebes (now sold out) on there reduced down to £60 from £220 approx which is still cheaper than on the main MIH site. I may have even bagged myself the last pair of MIH slim leg Phoebes on there too or I would have shared the link as when I went back to check, they were sold out (sorry). In fact most of the MIH denim which is on sale on Anthropologie is priced around that mark, so keep an eye out for future sales if you are interested in MIH denim. I know I will.