Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger for the over Fifties - sharing part of my life with you.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Frayed Jeans if you're over fifty?


Morning, hope you're weekend went smoothly.  Has the weather been acceptable?

I've had a busy weekend, so I'm looking forward to getting ready for a weekend away.
Pop by next Thursday to see what I'm planning on packing.  Let's hope I can throw some colours into the mix, unlike my previous experience, you can check out if you think I failed at my last attempt here



The answer most definitely it Yes!

Thought I'd share my DIY frayed jeans with you.
Having seen these everywhere and wanting a piece of the action, I quickly followed suit.
I bought these jeans in the Zara Sale a couple of seasons ago, I was happy with how they looked, but knew they'd look even better frayed.
With the help of youngest daughter I set to work, snipping, pulling and cutting to my hearts content, she did the same, but maybe we should have communicated a little more, because the finished result revealed I'd left mine very much frayed and stringy, where as she's cut hers neat and tidy - you realise I mean we both had a leg each and not separate jeans.  This was one mix and match that really didn't work - lol!

We managed to match them up by more fraying and cutting on the other leg!
It's not how you start but how you finish! Ha ha ha.



This is the finished effect. 
Enjoying the sunshine on this beautiful March day.  It's really starting to feel like Spring - with the sun shinning, birds chirping and the daffodils in full bloom, it was nice to be out in the fresh air.







Here's how my attempt (with daughter) turned out ... I think they look great, and probably even better when they've been washed!





Pairing my jeans with this beautiful half silk, half jersey blouse, featuring the beautiful Hydrangea bloom in shades of pale blue. I fell in love with the soft blue colours and figured this would look perfect with jeans, finishing off with a sale bargain from Florence and Fred last year, this stunning summer blue longer line cardigan is just the job for a spring outfit, and will brighten up your darkest day. 
I think it may have cost around £7 which proves it's always worth taking a peek in F & F when doing a food shop, you never know what little bargains might find their way into your trolley along with the sprouts!  ;-)








Got a couple of mins spare?  Pop over to see Nicole from High latitude Style I was lucky enough to be featured!
Linking up with Notdressedaslamb  and Elegantlydressedandstylish today.

So much appreciation for Esther Ruby for taking these photos for me, again they've turned out brilliantly.


Hope to see you on Thursday, but until then have fun, maybe in the sun? X

(Very proud to have managed to add a custom signature to my blog - that was a minefield, but hey I eventually succeeded!)


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30 comments

  1. This is such a cute spring outfit!! I love all the beautiful blue tones. Happy Monday!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  2. I've just lost my comment twice! So before I lose this one, just want to say that I love that beautiful hydrangea blouse. It sings out spring to me!6

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    1. Oh dear! Thanks Mary - isn't it pretty - always looks fresh when I wear it! Hope you're well. x

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  3. I really like your monochrome outfit -t aht is a pretty printed top and you'd never know that you had a problem with the jeans, you made both legs match perfectly :)

    Hope you are having a great start to the week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Many thanks for stopping by and I love receiving your lovely comments Mica. Hope you too are having a fab week. x

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  4. Such a funny story, but they turned out great. I'm envious of your green grass and beautiful weather. Such a beautiful view. We're still experiencing winter here.

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    1. Yes Amy, we have been having some brighter weather recently! That's not so good that you've still got winter weather! x

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  5. Love how your jeans turned out! You did a great job! That blue cardigan is a great color on you!

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    1. Many thanks Laura, really pleased with this look too. x

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  6. The jeans turned out great! The pale blue cardigan and floral print top are lovely, perfect for Spring!

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, yes a great outfit for Spring. x

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  7. At last it turned out to be a very good job and you had your special jeans! I like the monochrome top as well ...
    The place is perfect for a relaxing break ...really Lovely!
    P.s.
    I am quite envious of your signature!!! :-)

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  8. This is exactly how I'd end up if I did DIY. Odd frays. And that's without help! Glad it was rescued. They work. It looks like you took them out on a lovely day too.

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    1. Lol, they turned out fab in the end - thankfully! Perfect weather indeed.

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  9. Love the jeans and love the blue! And I wanted to tell you, one of your outfits from last week is one of my favorites today over at the blended blog! Have a wonderful Wednesday beautiful!

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    1. Thanks so much Andrea - glad they turned out fine in the end. Oh what outfit? Can you send the link as I can't find it. Many thanks Andrea. x

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  10. I really want a pair of frayed jeans, hope I find a pair at the outlets when I go next month. I would say they'd work at any age!!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I'm so pleased with these Carrie, they've turned out well. Good luck with finding yours, be nice to see them on your blog. Jacqui
      www.mummabstylish.com

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  11. I adore the idea of transforming clothing and I've got just the perfect pair of jeans to try a frayed hem on. You look fabulous and I'm so delighted that you shared this style inspiration on my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Oh thanks so much Rena, good luck with the frayed jeans, be good to see them. x

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  12. Yes ! the frayed jeans work marvellously well !

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    1. Kind words from you Lorena, thanks for stopping by.

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  13. Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style party. Yes, please when the outfit is so nicely styled as yours.

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    1. So pleased you stopped by, and thanks for your kind comments Nicole. x

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  14. How did I miss that blouse? !! Beautiful.
    Thank you for linking up to Celebrating Style Jacqui x
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. TK Mxx a few seasons ago Laurie, gets a lot of wear from me, but glad I've matched it up with the cardi. Thanks for hosting Laurie, hope it's going well. x

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  15. I'm 47 and just bought a pair of frayed jeans from M&S and I love them, to be honest they're still a tad long (short girl problems) so I may have to do a bit of a DIY job like you! Great spring colours too. I found your blog from the link up over on Style Splash so thought I'd join in, although I'm not strictly fashion, I'm more lifestyle but enjoy doing fashion posts. Now following you on Twitter and Insta.
    Steph
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    www.pricelesslifeofmine.com

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    1. I'm so pleased you stopped by Stephanie, I'll be popping over to visit your blog too. Many thanks for your support. x

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