There you go, I said it.
I'm addicted to jeans. I wear them every day. I don't have a gazillion pairs or anything totally daft like that but I really enjoy wearing them. I find it easy to find ones that fit my body shape, they suit my lifestyle and I wouldn't want to give them up. I wear them at the weekends and because the dress code in my office is smart casual, I also wear them during the week. When it’s warm I wear them with sandals and in the winter months I switch between blue and black boots. I smarten them up with nice tops, jackets and accessories. Job done!
However, with summer coming (believe and it will happen!) I need to get my head around NOT wearing jeans at all because it gets mighty hot in my office and I will most definitely have to swap jeans for skirts and dresses at some point – sob!
It’s at this point I panic and wonder what the hell I wore every day to work last summer. But, like the daunting task of finding childcare for 6 loooong weeks, I know that it will all miraculously come together.
Don’t get me wrong, I really like summer. I like BBQ's and cheeky cocktails, I like the warm evening walks to the pubs, I like having drinks in the back garden with the neighbours (my name is Melanie and I'm an alcoholic!) but I don’t like the faff that goes with summer dressing. There’s way more grooming involved in the summer (don’t panic - skirts aren’t going to be that short!).
I’m talking about hair free legs, fake tan, painted toe nails and sandpapering the soles of ones feet so they look less like jacket potato skins. But my biggest bugbear is self-tanning! Love the result, hate the faff and really hate the smell. And before you all suggest that I don't wear fake tan and embrace the natural colour of my skin, that’s not going to happen. I would honestly resemble some kind of translucent sea creature. Some of you, who go to salons to get your nails and tan done, will wonder why I’m making such a fuss. Well, it’s because I perform all my own stunts - I’m actually good at it now and it saves me a tidy sum.
Anyway, the point of this blog post is to show you my ‘Only Jeans to Work Week’ before I embark on my 'No Jeans To Work Week' challenge, next week - eek!
I'll see you all again next week, sans jeans. As well as it being a good practice run for the long hot summer ahead (I repeat, believe and it will happen!) it’s actually a good exercise in appreciating and wearing more of the clothes in my wardrobe and shaking things up a bit – and boy do I feel a bit shaky! I don’t have a massive wardrobe – I’ve no need for one but I do own other items besides jeans and next week you'll get an insight as to what those other things are (*quickly goes online and orders other things*).
Thank you to my beautiful colleagues Gemma, Preeya and Elena for taking the photos and of course Mr. B who was roped into taking one too.
Oh, before you go, and this won't be a permanent feature, I had to share these outtakes with you - they made me laugh!
See you all next week when I will be denim deprived and hopefully wearing some skirts and dresses for a change - ooh!!!!!