The Current/Elliott Skinny Jeans

First things first.

I was lamenting my lipstick collection yesterday and then came across an unopened L'oreal Caresse. Popped it open and I absolutely love the shade.

It's a slight departure from my usual pinky/nudey/beigey unadventurous shades as it has a purple undertone to it but it makes lips look lush and gently tinted. Enter Tempting Lilac. I am wearing it now and probably will continue to do so until I am distracted. Which is easily done.

Now moving on to the OOTD.

Jeans.

Admittedly a slight mistake wearing stuff like this outdoors (surviving the summer in Dubai is all about what happens in air-conditioning) but I wanted to because these are my most successful denim purchase to date. And they were half price in the Shopbop sale.

They are by Current/Elliott - my (now) favourite brand for this sort of thing. Why? When you put on any of their jeans they immediately feel soft and forgiving, as if you have owned them before.

In the case of this pair you get:

* A soft waistband - excellent for mitigating the muffin top reveal
* Inky blue colour
* Absolutely no branding or detail on the pockets - this is important. My beloved Hollisters - as much as I love them - have something akin to a rainbow on the arse and it makes me cringe everytime I look at it.

I am not sure why they were on sale - they don't exactly scream summer or seasonal - but who cares...I normally balk at the price tag associated with premium jean labels so it's nice to snap up a (sort of) bargain.

PS. In case you see these online, a word of warning - Current/Elliott vanity size. Get a size smaller than you think you need - especially with these as there will inevitably be some baggy bum action after a couple of wears. Speaking from experience here! :)




Jeans: Current/Elliott - Link! 
Blouse: Zara (old)
Body: American Apparel
Bag: Celine
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Sunglasses: Prada
Lipstick: L'oreal Caresse in Tempting Lilac

So I guess Current/Elliott, Sass & Bide, Hollister, Cheap Monday (sometimes) and Acne (on a thin day) with the odd GAP pair would make up my top recommendations for jeans brands...what would be yours? 

98 comments:

  1. love the hair. love the jeans. love you in general. xxx

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  2. I love your hair! It looks really nice :)
    - Keyta x

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  3. I hate vanity sizing- you have great style. If the UK wasnt so flipping rainy and miserable I would so be channeling your style (and failing but the thought would be there!) I need some more Loubies! *sigh* Love the hair xx

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    1. I actually miss the cold weather - especially now. It's actually horrible outside so wrap up and enjoy :)

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  4. Tempting Lilac is gorgeous - I adore it :) the better looking cousin of MAC Angel hehe xx

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    1. Yess! And much much better than Boy by Chanel! :)

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  5. I haven't bought another brand of jeans since I bought my first pair of AG jeans! My favorite part about them- no saggy bum after a couple wears :) xx

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    1. ooh need to check them out one of these days! :)

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  6. I can't even stand it your hair looks AMAZING! Ahhh! LOVE the color and the ombre, it is perfection! As for the jeans, I definitely want to try them. My favorite jeans are either Paige or J Brand, but I've heard great things from other people (and now you!) about Current Elliot, but you're right - they have always been too expensive.
    Ps. Jealous of your hot summer in Dubai :) cross your fingers Seattle gets summer soon!

    xo
    Alyson
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    1. I will cross my fingers but when I get there on the 1st August I want to see classic Seattle rain! :) haha

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    2. Haha oh god I hope not! That is too cliche, you want to see Seattle at its most beautiful :)

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  7. Perfect look, I love your sunglasses

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  8. These jeans are a perfect fit! And your hair looks amazing!

    -Elodie x
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  9. Love the look :)! Your hair is gorgeous! xx

    http://belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks Nikki! I highly recommend!

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  11. J Brand all the way! I absolutely love each pair of J Brand I own.

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  12. Great outfit as always. I look at your blog for outfit inspiration. Your style is classic yet trendy in a stuble way.

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    1. thanks Michelle :) I definitely play it safe but I am happiest that way :)

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  13. Your hair looks amazing! You look like a celebrity :)I can't even begin to imagine what the Dubai climate would do to my hair, something like Monica's in Friends for sure!

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    1. haha i was about 10 minutes away from a Monica with friends don't worry! :)

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  14. Your blog is helping me find confidence and my own style. We have very similar taste, so reading this blog helps me put things together. I've been buying things I never thought I'd wear, but I know flatter me very well. Thanks, Laura. :)

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    1. Amanda I love your comment - that is pretty amazing! And of course, thank you for reading :)

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  15. Nice to 'shop' in your own makeupcollection. Fab ensemble too

    *MlleWanderlust *

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    1. always the best feeling to find something lovely in your own collection :)

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  16. i swear i've tried every jean brand out there except CE. AG has some great washes and dont bag, but they run small. Paige is really flattering on most frames and do wonders for the bum. J brand is simple and classic, love their twill. My favorite pockets are william rast (savoy).... i could go on, lol
    -amber
    Easy Petite Looks

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    1. I hear alot of good things about Paige...need to check them out! :)

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  17. I can't find jeans to fit me properly anywhere, apart from River Island and they're all covered in diamantes!

    I've seen you in some lovely styles/brands but it's hard to know which size to buy.xx

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    1. I don't have stores around where I live to try on many different brands of jeans. Shopbop.com has been vital for me as they offer free shipping and returns! You can get a pair you like (in 2 different sizes if you wish!) and try them. If they don't work out you can just send them back with no money wasted!
      It's the best site with pretty fast shipping that I have found to do this. =)
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      Bethany

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    2. to everyone outside of the US I have to warn you that although shipping from shopbop is free, returns isnt if you live outside the US which sucks! I had to pay around £30 to send some shoes back, it was worth it since the shoes were quite pricey and way too big, but just be careful and really look into sizing/email the shopbop team (they are really helpful) to ensure you have the right size! x

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  18. Love this outfit! It's so simple and stylish!!

    http://www.blindpassionforfashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. I love that shirt, I wish I had your style. :) Laura x

    http://secrets-de-beaut.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ah i don't really have style :) I am the laziest, simple dresser ever :) haha

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  20. Love the jeans - great colour, plus anything that means you can eat dessert and not pop a button is also good! I'm a big fan of Topshop but they bag so quickly - the thought of having to go and try on new ones is too sad for words!
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    1. Topshop Jamie's are pretty good fit for me but yes, they bum bag comes into effect quickly :) Jean shopping stresses me out - the only solution is to buy online and just cross fingers that it works out :)

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  21. I have a pair from Pull and Bear that I'd wish I'd bought two pairs, they fit soo perfectly, slightly higher rise, not ridiculously long for my short self and a bargain in denim terms (under £30). Premium wise I like Paige.

    I'm liking your ombre-esque hair in the pic!

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    1. Thanks Meeta! Paige is a brand that alot of people recommend. Apparently it gives "good bum" - I need to check them out :)

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  22. These look FAB! I just bought a pair of their Stiletto jeans in the leopard print, they're so gorgeous - I'm obsessed with them. Agree with you on branding on jeans too - makes them look awful! xx

    South Molton St Style

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    1. ah jealous! what colour did you go for in the stiletto's ?

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  23. Cute hairstyle!

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  24. in love with this look! love a shirt and jean combo, am quite partial to one myself!

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    1. simple is best I say :) can't beat a classic combo!

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  25. Love this outfit! Beautiful shoes!!

    xoxo

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    1. thanks Maria! And they are comfortable too - love these :)

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  26. Love your hair! Those jeans look fab on you. J Brands are my fav brand of jeans, along with New Zealand label called Workshop http://www.workshop.co.nz/shop-by-brand/workshop-denim.

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    1. thanks for the link - love to hear about new brands!

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  27. Those jeans look lovely, as does the whole outfit x

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  28. those are beautiful on you! they're all sold out in my size though. ): i've tried on j brand and dear lord are they heavenly.

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    1. lots of people talk about J Brands! I need to get in there and have a proper look. I got some from an outlet mall for about £10 and they are nice but not one of their main styles i don' think.

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  29. I love Tempting Lilac and those jeans, I'm still on the hunt for the perfect pair. I've tried every brand from all pricetags and still no luck. Current/Elliot will be my next investment x

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    1. definitely recommend! they are so comfy...I do also like acne jeans alot too and they often have them majorly discounted in places like Cruise - never paid more than £30 for mine ;)

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  30. Love the jeans, you're so lucky to live in Dubai! England needs a bit of your heat (and sun please!)

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    1. I will gladly send some over to you ;) It's toooo hot!

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  31. You are so pretty !!!!!!!!
    And I love those jeans (and shoes OMG!) :)

    x0x0

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    1. haha thanks Sarah - i love the shoes too :)

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  32. Those jeans look great on you - even better that they were on sale! My top brands are 7FAM and Paige :)

    xo, alison*elle

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    1. Thanks Alison - Paige gets a mention again....I need to get on this!

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  33. You look gorgeous and those jeans are super flattering on you. Could you do a hair post soon? I totally love your current hair style. xx

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    1. It's pretty much the same as my other hair post - except I have got lazier with the curling tong :) haha

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  34. I bought my first pair of Current/Elliott jeans at a boutique in Philadelphia last spring-I wear them all the time (no regrets!) :]

    xx Veronica

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    1. ooh which model? do you remember the name? always look for recommendations :)

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  35. I love your outfit Laura!! And I love your ombre hair.

    octoberchic.com

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    1. thank you :) not sure what to do re the hair...to bleach the hell out of it or go dark....or just leave it. I might be lazy and do nothing for a while :)

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  36. Love that outfit! Simple and gorgeous.

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    1. thanks Rola! It's also a bit frizzy but what can you do :) haha

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  38. Girl, you look fab. I really don't know how you pull off not looking like a sweaty mess tho. Props to you, haha. x

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  39. All saints jeans are really flatering and make up 90% of my jean closet. Unflattering and complete no nos are topshop and levises...they always make a small waist and strange fits and the thighs...

    Love M Poppy

    Living it up in London

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  40. Love your whole outfit, as usual! Although I can't imagine how your coping with the heat in those jeans :) what mod are your Prada sunglasses? They are gorgeous!
    Xo

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  41. I love them rolled up at the bottom.

    Enter my sunglasses giveawy

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  42. Simply marvellous you are ...
    Xoxoxo

    Carolina

    www.the-world-c.blogspot.com

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  43. ooh these look good!! they fit you so well and from a bit further away they actually kind of look like trousers and not jeans. Loose tops and skinny jeans are my go to for summer nights out!
    I love American Eagle jeans! they fit so incredibly well and suck in and push up in all the right places haha
    xx

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  44. american eagle (long) for short torso long legs folks :)

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  45. Adore your nude heels!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  46. Your beachy waves look amazing? What product/tool do you use? Love the Zara blouse too.

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  47. Love your style
    I check everyday your blog
    I got the Zara jacket sorry to be a copy cat

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  48. I love this outfit! Great shoes!

    xoxo Mina, from THE STYLE FEVER :)

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  49. Your hair looks so pretty like that! I love having my hair AWAY from my face, I think I function better. Sweet shoes BTW :)

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  50. Just purchased those jeans! Thanks for letting us know about this steal :)

    xoxo kathleen

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  51. I went to college with the Current Elliott girls, Emily and Merritt. So proud of them for making the world's coolest jeans brand! You look beautiful, Laura.

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