Friday, 28 September 2012

The Staple Wars

At any age, any gender, the staple wardrobe piece is jeans. Jeans, jeans, jeans. I hate jeans!!
Not because I don't like them if that makes sense, it's because they don't like me.  I am a 5"10.5 young lady with a large derriere, generous thighs & calves. I don't think I can pick out a time in my life that I have EVER had a pair of jeans that fit perfectly or that I have felt totally comfortable in.  Those that I do currently own are skinny jeans, I could probably find a much more flattering pair but in all honesty, I'm not a fan.  Don't get me wrong a pair of wide legs on some people are amazing and they look fantastic but they're just not for me.  I can't buy denim, like real denim, I have to invest in those that are like 85% lycra or something to stretch over my buttocks and wear a belt to make sure they stay up.  Whilst it's very frustrating, I do have to laugh when i'm in the changing room and thinking, bugger it, i'm going to try the next size down because pulling my trousers up constantly regardless of the fact i'm wearing a belt is driving me insane.  Yet the leg hole between 2 sizes is significantly different, I find my self getting a workout and it's like something you would see on You've Been Framed.  Because of this i have gone through stage's of just throwing out all of my jeans and living in leggings, but lets just say i work in this office that is so casual that wearing leggings is almost over dressed.  I live 5 minutes away from Bluewater shopping centre and so find myself trawling round for hours and hours trying to find a pair of normal jeans that apparently do not exist.  My skinny size 8 sister comes home and has these jeans and is like 'Em, these are amazing you should buy a pair', do they fit? Don't be silly!!

For the last 7 or 8 years i have been going in circles, so if anyone who comes across this post  can tell me where i can buy a pair of jeans from somewhere that isn't a normal high street store, then please please put me out of my misery, I would be forever grateful!

Emily x

Wednesday, 26 September 2012


First things first, my name is Emily, i am 20 years old.  Of course this is information that you probably already know from the little 'About Me' section.  Anyways, i have been thinking about writing a blog for a long time. By long time i'm talking about 2 years. I make up the blog name etc, then get really confused with how to actually work it, then get annoyed, and thennn delete it.  This has happened probably about 10 times, but i talked myself into being a bit more patient this time. 
I'm not really sure how to explain what this blog is going to be about.  I suffer from, what is known as, lack of body confidence.  This is something that has been part of me for most of my life so i'm used to it, however not happy about it.  I've got to the point again where i'm sick and tired of being miserable for no reason other than confidence. So i suppose posting on here is just a way for me to rant, write how i feel, things that i'm doing, progress, recipes, clothes blah blah.  A dairy basically.

Bare with though, because i still have no idea what i'm doing.

Speak soon.

Em x