Black, White & Denim: Nike, Hollister & Helmut Lang

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Nike tee and denim shorts styleonthecouchThe weather in England is pretty amazing right now, Blog Reader.  Fully expecting to be back in my wellies and winter coat when I returned from Georgia, here I am instead in my denim shorts this weekend!

The first weeks after a wedding are kinda weird. You are still filled with the glow of happiness but the return to reality sets in – I’ve had a really busy first week back at work and the jet lag hasn’t helped!  This weekend I finally felt I could press the reset button. I stocked up on nice food (with some recommendations from my fitness and nutrition guru Charli Cohen, more on her on the blog next month) and my usual favourite treats (champagne and macarons, what else?!) and hit the gym hard. I clearly don’t want summer to end, so thank you English weather for playing along.

Lots of new stuff coming on the blog over the next few weeks, Blog Reader! I have some accessories and style posts, including the second dress I wore at my wedding, from DKNY.  New designer features too.  You may have noticed Friday Lingerie Lust returned this week and will be continuing with new collections from innovative lingerie and boudoir accessories brands. I’m also beginning a new fitness thread on StyleOnTheCouch as my gym wear is becoming as important as my day-to-day style lately.  For me the right workout gear gets me moving every time. Try it – I have some great fitness recommendations for you coming up in October.

Wearing: Nike tee, Dick’s Sporting Goods (somewhat of a mecca for me in the States for work out gear!); denim shorts, Hollister (I am too old to shop in this place but I have to say these shorts fit me perfectly); holding Helmut Lang leather jacket.

The Boyfriend Jean: Vero Moda Noisy May Denim

Vero Moda Noisy May jeans styleonthecouch by WIlliam WIlliams

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Boyfriend Jean Noisy MayUnconventional denim brand Noisy May have made the perfect pair of boyfriend jeans which should form part of your capsule wardrobe, Blog Reader. A sub brand of one of my favourites; Vero Moda, Noisy May is a playground for the denim junkie.  With cutting edge styles sitting alongside can’t-live-without jeans such as my boyfriend pair, Noisy May is a perfect shopping destination for affordable and cool fashion.

Alongside the skinny denim jean, boyfriend styles feature in my list of denim items within a capsule wardrobe.  As you can see in the post here, I’ve worn these jeans several ways – from pairing them with a simple white vest and trainers to red stilettos for a night out.  Now selling on ASOS, Noisy May have a selection of tops, jackets and sweatshirts to choose from. Click HERE to see the full collection.

Photo of me: William Williams.  Wearing: Eres bodysuit and Noisy May boyfriend jeans.  Items in the collage, top right to bottom left: ASOS white cami; ASOS crop top with thin straps; Nike trainers.  Third image; Noisy May jeans and Gap shirt. Image above; Same jeans with Kurt Geiger red Britton heels and ASOS The Mix vest top.

Get Busy, Get Shorty: eBay Denim Charity Auction

Denim Auction Save The Children eBay Jeans for Genes StyleonthecouchWith summer in full swing here in sunny England, it feels like the perfect time to get involved in the eBay charity auction for Jeans for Genes Day to celebrate denim.  eBay recently commissioned a research study to find out Britain’s best-loved fashion item of all time and skinny jeans came top, even beating classics such as the little black dress (shock, horror!).  39% of the women said that tops make up the majority of their wardrobe, followed by over a quarter (26%) identifying jeans as the piece of clothing that they own the most of. Two thirds (63%) said that a pair of jeans are the item of clothing that they wear most regularly and 84% of recipients agree that jeans are a classic wardrobe staple. Other loved fashion items to make the top 30 list were ballet pumps and a classic denim jacket.

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eBay charity denim auction for Save The Children Jeans for GenesTo celebrate the 140th anniversary of jeans, eBay has also teamed up with pop band B*Witched to host an exclusive celebrity auction in aid of UK charity, Jeans for Genes Day. The group, who were named the celebrities most associated with their denim style by the poll of 2,000 people, have donated their favourite pieces of denim from the 90s along with VIP backstage packages – including a meet and greet  – for one of their highly anticipated ‘The Big Reunion’ shows.  The money that will be raised from the B*Witched auction will be used to make a difference in the lives of the children the Jenes for Genes Day charity helps.

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Emily Kerr, UK head of fashion, eBay says: “Jeans are a fashion staple that have well and truly stood the test of time. Skinny jeans are a modern twist on the traditional style of jean, but that just shows how the shape and cut of jeans has varied over the decades. There are currently over 678,000 live listings of jeans on from fashion retailers such as French Connection, Superdry, House of Fraser and smaller businesses as well as vintage pieces from consumer sellers.  Over 80,000 of these jeans are in the nation’s favourite skinny style.”

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In honor of the auction, I did a little home DIY this week with a pair of denim shorts bought on - and followed a little tutorial from one of my favourite bloggers ISpyDIY using fabric paint and some sew on jewels.  eBay have a wide selection of denim on offer right now, including customisation and vintage pieces. It reminded me of some pieces I could submit to the sale.  You can help Jeans for Genes Day by submitting your own styles to the auction too and donating 10-100% of your final sale value to the charity.  I really hope you’ll think of getting involved, Blog Reader. Have a lovely, denim filled weekend! StyleOnTheCouch xo