Thursday, July 10, 2014

Freddies of Pinewood Jeans!

Top - Freddies of Pinewood via MisKonduct Klothing
Jeans - Freddies of Pinewood via MisKonduct Klothing
Sunglasses - Mink Pink
Boots - London Rebel
It's true - I rarely ever wear jeans, and as a result I only have one pair, but that is not to say that I don't love (vintage/repro) jeans however! I bought these jeans a few years ago to wear on hikes in Russia so that I could traipse through walls of nettle and blackberry thorns unscathed, and these days I reach for them every time I want to go for a bike ride or do some gardening. Comfortable, practical and very sensible, these jeans have seen their fair share of berry stains and mud and so far they are going strong. Since I buy everything I wear online, jeans can be a bit of a tricky thing to purchase since unlike a dress you can't exactly buy them a size up and have them taken in. However, the sizing for Freddies of Pinewood jeans goes by waist measurement, and since they are not made in the modern "skinny jean" style they are well suited to hour glass figures and the sizing is completely accurate.

I have always wanted to have my own vegetable garden but living in a rental has meant that I can't really have more than a herb garden on the veranda, so recently I finally got myself a tiny allotment at a local communal garden.  At the moment I am only growing small things, like lettuces and kale, but in the future I would love to grow something a bit more impressive, like eggplants, zucchinis and tomatoes - things to make fresh summery salads with and ingredients for lasagna! In these photos you can see all of the other peoples amazing little allotments that inspired me to get into this in the first place.