Sunday, April 03, 2011


When they named those tight jeans 'skinnies', they obviously weren't thinking of me. Because when I wear them, they're anything but skinny. If you ask me, they're more like 'curvies'.

Okay okay, I can't really blame the skinny jeans for my body shape. It's what's underneath them that makes the difference. But a girl is what a girl is, and despite the fact that I swore I would never ever wear them due to my body shape, I have a pair in my wardrobe that I bought on a 2 for 1 deal over a year ago.

And I hardly ever wear them. Except for today. I've decided it's time to just wear them, dammit. It's my nature to think it's an awful waste of money if I'm not wearing them four times a week.

The reasons why they sit in my wardrobe week after week is: Firstly, I need a little height to balance out those child-bearing hips (which, ironically, never actually pushed out a baby - not even once). Secondly, I have small children, and thirdly, where do I go where I need ripped jeans and heels? Not too many places, I can tell you.

Also, my curvy jeans pull down from the calf, so I'm forever pulling them up. Plus they're not exactly stretchy. I don't feel like I sit down normally in them. It seems it's also in my nature not to wear anything unless it's 100% practical.

Oh dear. I never thought I'd see the day when comfort overtook my love for the latest look.

This necklace was purchased at this funky jewellery shop in Lorne (the name of the shop doesn't seem to be that memorable to me, perhaps it's time to visit it again?), which just so happens to be my second favourite beach holiday place (right after Palm Cove). I've had it for over five years now, but still wear it over and over.

And where would I be without my favourite wedges? Oh, how I love them. I just wished there were more opportunities to wear them. Plus, they make me just under 6 feet tall!

And a smile for you, because I think you're fabulous!

And here I am, taking myself really seriously.

And what about you? Do you have an item in your wardrobe that you don't wear because it's not exactly comfortable, but you keep it because of 'someday'?

Why not become one of my beautiful followers, linky up your Fancy Pants post below and add a link back to me in your post. You can also include the lovely buttonThen pop over to visit other bloggers who are dressing up this week. As for me, I can't wait to see what you've put together (and what excuse you had to dress up).


Kymmie wears: TOP, Witchery (on sale). JEANS, JeansWest (2 for 1 sale). WEDGES, Tony Bianco. PLAITED BELT, JeansWest (on sale). NECKLACE, Some funky jewellery shop on the shorefront in Lorne, Victoria. RING, A hippy shop in Brisbane (sorry, could I be any more vague?). NAIL POLISH, Maybelline Forever Strong Berry Persistent.


a day in the life of us


  1. your skinnies look pretty good to me!
    on me they would definitely be curvies.
    I always opt for boot leg to balance out my hips.
    i would be hopeless with fancy pants day because I am so not fancy, but i do love necklaces.
    yours is beautiful.

    happy day & rock on chickky!!

  2. Yet another fab look although I have said it before and I will say it again you are so super gorgeous that you would look good in a hessian sack!

    Love the necklace and shoes although I am five foot ten and can't get away with shoes so high damnit!

  3. Love the term Curvies!! You wouldn't catch me dead in a pair of these but you look fabulous! As for those wedges, I want to steal them for the height factor alone!!

  4. You look GREAT! and Love the shoes hun x

  5. You are so beautiful!

    You could wear the 'curvies' with a pair of flats, you just need to roll the bottoms up a bit!
    Wear them with your blue stripy top that we both have and heeelllooo nautical beauty.


  6. I think you should aim for an ad campaign calling them 'curvies'! Too cute.

    I love those wedges - I am still looking at the op shops for some wedges (cause of the nothing-new thing) but no joy at all!

  7. Rock those skinnies, Kymmie!

    We kinda lost your neck in that first shot, but found it by the end. I can say that to you because you're so stunning that I doubt one little dig will get through your yumminess. x

  8. Oh Kymmie - I so not what you mean!!! But firstly you are absolutely rockin that outfit!!! I love the jeans, and even though they may not be your fav's rest assured you look great!! I have trouble with skinny's too - it's the hips, i agree! I remember when my Obstetrician me me for the first time and said "wow - look at those hips - they were made for child-birth!!" I find skinny's hard work, and when I'm back from wherever i've been I'm quick smart into the trackies!! Love the term "curvies" - you know marylin munroe was a size 16 - bet she would never have worn skinnies if they were made in those days!!

    As always i love your dashing and gorgeous smile! These posts just brighten my day no end xx

  9. You look great in your skinnies! I have a few pairs of jeans that aren't exactly comfortable but they are super cute!

  10. You are looking so hot in this picture - I am telling you - YOU could rock out in anything. Totally love it!

    I love the curvie look so much better than the skinny look and your smile...gorgeous.

    I have a few jeans I am saving to get into when I get rid of this 5% and am so looking forward to wearing them. N x

  11. You look gorgeous! loving your funky necklace.

  12. Wow, you even rock the casual look.

    I'm hanging on to a pair of cargo pants that are so soft from much wearing....but I need to lose about three stone before I can do them up....

  13. Love the heels, I couldn't even stand up in those. Well done.

  14. I could soooo not pull skinnies off but you look pretty fab in them.
    Love that shade of blue on you too :)

  15. Aaawww... how gorgeous are you! It's Penny from Little Housewife. Thank You for becoming my first blog follower :) I always wonder just how many people are actually reading what I ramble on about. I love your blog. It's absolutly lovely.

    Good Luck with the Bib Competition. And thank you so much again for being my foundation blogger :) Penny xxx

  16. You look amazing. I think curvies are MUCH better than skinnies, anyhow.
    Love the smiling photo, you are so gorgeous.
    I kind of wrote about things I had in my wardrobe but never wear, kinda.

  17. Love the curvies, you look gorgeous! I have the most comfortable pair of skinny legs which I love to wear with high boots (balances out the hips I think). I paid $30 at Target two years ago for them. I am so excited I may be able to wear them on Thursday when the weather is predicted to be 21 degrees!!!!

  18. you look great in those skinnies, and you look pretty skinny to me in them!

    wonderful lot of shots, you look like you are having a great time

    love that necklace by the way

    Gill xo

  19. You look amazing. You always do! I must say the jeans don't look curvy, nor "skinny" as in tight. They look perfect! And those wedges.... you know what I think about your taste in shoes xx

  20. The jeans look great on you. I throw nothing out. I'm a pack rat I'm afraid!

  21. You look fancy! And pfft... curvy? Skinny all the way. xx

  22. Oh you are so adorable!! You look GREAT!!! I can't wait to get back into my skinny jeans. I was pregnant for 2 years STRAIGHT!! I'm working on it:)

  23. Super cute outfit...I think you look GREAT!! Love the necklace...and I also LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!

    I bought a pair of skinny jeans this winter and haven't worn them once! I just am not that stylish!!


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