Bonus points if you get the Breaking Bad reference.
It's funny thinking back to 2011 when I never wore jeans. I even did a jeans challenge on my blog where I wore jeans every day for a week, just because that was a big thing for me. Now I could happily wear jeans every day for a month. As I work full time, jeans have become the easiest and simplest thing to throw on at the weekend, when I just can't be bothered with dresses and co-ordinating skirts and tops. A lot of this, too, comes with finding jeans that I love. I've spent the last year wearing out my Topshop Leigh jeans, which I have in both blue denim and black. They're super soft, super stretchy and the most comfortable jeans I own. So when Clothing at Tesco got in touch inviting me to get involved in their autumn winter jeans challenge, I initially felt a bit "well, I've already found my perfect jeans." But I have always wanted a great pair of high waisted jeans. I've had them before (also from Topshop), but I found after a couple of washes and some weight loss that they didn't fit tightly enough any more and because of this I stopped wearing them (there was an amusing time when I decided that because my size 8 high waisted jeans had become too big around the waist I would try the size 6s on. I couldn't even get them to my knees. Cue a bit of a struggle getting them off in the Topshop changing rooms). Anyway, Tesco had a couple of great-looking pairs of high waisted jeans, from bootcut to skinny, and I decided to go for the Bum and Tum Skinny Jeans. Now I can tell you one thing, my bum is one thing that doesn't need a boost, but I loved the super- high waisted style of these jeans and figured a more flattering fit doesn't sound like a bad thing! A couple of things to point out- I always buy a size smaller in high-waisted jeans (I actually ordered these in two sizes just to be sure) and these jeans do run quite long so I rolled them up a bit. I have super short legs and always buy short leg jeans, so this might not be a problem for you leggy folk!
all items c/o Clothing at Tesco
I can't wait to pair these jeans with stilettos and a blouse for an evening out, but with the £75 voucher given to me by Tesco I added a simple black vintage-style tshirt (I wanted something to tuck in to demonstrate the gorgeous high waist), leopard print biker jacket, red scarf and heeled boots. These boots are my new favourite things ever. I've worn them three times to work this week and I think they're going to be a staple throughout the winter.
I've come down with a bit of a cold this weekend which has made me very lethargic! It's been going round the office for about a week and a half and I've been so surprised to have not caught it (I have a terrible immune system!) but it got me yesterday morning! I ended up waking up at 5.45am for a cold and flu drink and was so wide awake I decided to get up. My throat was killing when I went to Park Run, but I'd read on Twitter that if you got a Personal Best this weekend you'd be entered into a draw to win a pair of Adidas trainers. Feeling rubbish and having had the worst run off my life on Wednesday, I wasn't feeling too confident, but I decided to give it a go anyway. I ended up really pushing myself and beating my previous time by 2 and a half minutes, taking me from 35 minutes 44 seconds to 33 minutes 13 seconds! Yesterday was spent running errands and napping, and then I had a family party last night. I have a huge family so rule of averages suggests we have a family party at least every few weeks! With my new half marathon training schedule I have Sunday reserved for a long run so I was that person drinking Diet Coke because they wanted to be fit for their run! Fortunately it was totally worth it and I did my four mile run in five and a half minutes faster than my last 4 mile run! I've really noticed my fitness improve since my 10K and I've found I can really run faster than I thought. Running on a Sunday was weird though. I'm so used to running in the dark though and I hated having to stop for traffic at crossings. You don't see a lot of cars on 5am runs!
This afternoon has been quite sad because we went to say goodbye to my Nana and Grandad's house. They lived their my whole life and nearly all of my Dad's life and it's a house full of memories, but my Grandad died nearly two years ago and my Nana died a year and a half ago and it's finally been sold. My dad's brothers and sisters and some of my cousins went down to have one last drink in the house and share our favourite memories. I just have to think that some other family are going to have their memories in that house now!
I hope your weekend has been lovely.