J-J-J-eggings

J-J-J-eggings

Don't ask me why I feel the need to say Jeggings in the same way as you would G-Unit.  I don't even particularly like the G-ster but I do like saying G-G-G-Unit just for the hell of it and because the potent desire to become a loaded rapper is in fact deeply lodged in my brain.  Another completely made-up, horreur to the English Oxford dictionary, fashion mag prescribed word has been circulating for a while now and yes, it's the jegging.  Suffice to say, I can't really say it with a serious face so I might as well say it with the magic touch of the man that is 50 Cent.

Rappers and multiple J's aside, somebody alerted me that the floral jeans/leggins that I highlighted back in January were now online on ASOS.  Through the magical world of Twitter, one of the ASOS lasses was very kind to send me a pair and today I trialled them with an old floral bed shirt, a ton of grey and a bounce in the step (I can now officially run for a bus without looking like I'm doing some sort of special homage to MC Hammer).  Whether they're jeggings, thin jeans or stretchy trousers – they're quite possibly going to be my new "I'm living in these" trousers.  So comfry are they that they're in danger of becoming the equivalent of 'mum' trews (my mother went through stages of living in the same pair of trousers for days on end when she had to look after her little ones aka my baby sisters…) if I'm not careful.

Haven't fully explored the floral clashing/matching potential of them yet but I guess if they're that comfy, there'll be plenty of time for that, not that they would be documented here lest they bore you people to death. 

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(Vintage bed jacket, grey draped t-shirt, Jas M.B. clutch, Topshop boots)

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(Marc by Marc Jacobs tee, Cacharel vest, Cacharel skirt, Nike x Liberty Dunks)

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(Sheer black embroidered tee from UpMarket, vintage floral pleated top, H&M customised wedges)

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  1. The Style PA

    2009-05-14 at 9:40 PM

    They look great on you. The clashing floral patterns really work. Good old ASOS.

  2. Frankie - Swell Vintage

    2009-05-14 at 9:40 PM

    These look really great on you. I doubt I could pull these off, but I love the mix of florals x

  3. Denise @ Swelle

    2009-05-14 at 9:46 PM

    Ugh, I love these on you, and I love the idea. But I also love food. Got the ASOS window open…what to do…

  4. Lucy - The Fashion Setter

    2009-05-14 at 9:46 PM

    I’m seriously considering to come to your place and leave with your vintage bed jacket!
    Lucy =)
    http://thefashionsetter.blogspot.com

  5. Leia

    2009-05-14 at 9:48 PM

    I really love jeggings! They really are comfortable. I have a thicker pair from ASOS that are just like very stretchy/tight jeans, indigo wash and cropped. And my absolute fave pair I picked up in the Selfridges Topshop the other day – they are full length (good for cold, rainy days) and SO comfortable and so versatile!

  6. Sal

    2009-05-14 at 9:50 PM

    The last look is my fave – love the sheer black layer atop the clashing florals.

  7. lovelylovisa

    2009-05-14 at 10:11 PM

    sold!!! xx

  8. Cityslicker

    2009-05-14 at 10:20 PM

    OMG! Those jeggings are love! They look amazing on you. I especially love the sheer black top look. You look lovely x
    P.S. yes twitter is kinda magical, isn’t it?

  9. Luna

    2009-05-14 at 10:22 PM

    oh my god I AM IN LOVE, THESE ARE JUST AMAZING i am clicking “order” as we speak despite the fact i cannot afford them right now ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  10. dree

    2009-05-14 at 10:22 PM

    Susie! I really love those leggings on you! I think you do florals REALLY well!!!
    xooxDree

  11. Yvonne

    2009-05-14 at 10:27 PM

    Oh my gosh that looks so good the way you paired it. The fabric looks so comfortable. Reminds me of thermal pants or ‘qio ku’ (long underwear) from China. a combo of both.

  12. hek

    2009-05-14 at 10:29 PM

    That last outfit is just breathtaking!

  13. Alicia

    2009-05-14 at 10:35 PM

    I would normally be scared shitless of that much floral (especially on my lower half), but I am really liking the first look…
    How you pull this all off is nothing short of amazing to me.

  14. pearl

    2009-05-14 at 10:36 PM

    baaah
    must buy!!

  15. tailorstitch

    2009-05-14 at 10:38 PM

    im liking what you did with the sheer…i think it adds to the outfit…did you get a new camera or is it my eyes

  16. susie_bubble

    2009-05-14 at 10:40 PM

    ^I didn’t get a new camera but the boyf did… we still haven’t really figured out how to use it properly…

  17. Brigadeiro

    2009-05-14 at 10:53 PM

    Floral fantastic! Love the leggings and all outfits above, gawjus!
    ๐Ÿ™‚
    xx

  18. Maverick

    2009-05-14 at 11:07 PM

    Actually love those leggings, even though I’m not much into floral atm. Love the last two oufits…
    xo mavi

  19. h

    2009-05-14 at 11:28 PM

    As ever, I just love all the outfits.
    http://hapsical.blogspot.com

  20. Caitlin

    2009-05-14 at 11:35 PM

    you should thread some floral fabric through the nikes instead of laces to make everything even more florified (if thats not a word, it should be)
    xx

  21. The Clothes Horse

    2009-05-15 at 12:00 AM

    Love the first outfit. You manage to make them NOT scream 90s!

  22. Louisa

    2009-05-15 at 12:41 AM

    I adore your last outfit! Brings to mind the beautiful styling in Lust,Caution. Where did you get that vintage top?

  23. Shen-Shen

    2009-05-15 at 1:06 AM

    I love the mix of florals in the first picture and the sheer black shirt in the last photo. Lovely!

  24. Whitemice

    2009-05-15 at 1:33 AM

    These are practically the same Jeggings Molly Ringwald wore in Pretty in Pink (the scene where she yells at Ducky when he pulls the alarm at the record shop). I’ve been looking for them for YEARS. Thank you for being awesome!

  25. maggie/noirohio vintage

    2009-05-15 at 1:46 AM

    sweet jesus I love those leggings! You look killer as usual!!
    I wish we had an ASOS in the states!
    xo

  26. Heyla

    2009-05-15 at 2:05 AM

    hot customised wedges!! i wouldn’t have come with that fab idea.
    Girls: SHREDDED TSHIRT GIVEAWAY.
    http://cscrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/05/t-shirt-giveaway.html
    http://scrapbookinterview.blogspot.com/

  27. Martina Cox

    2009-05-15 at 2:28 AM

    Sigh- you put my all floral outfits to shame. Not to mention all of your other outfits. I do go to school in middle school but those middle schoolers are probably scared of me.

  28. Kate

    2009-05-15 at 2:32 AM

    dearest susie, i wish i could pull off these outfits like you do!! when i head down to the UK, i really wish i’d see you because i’ll definitely snap photos with you – you’re truly magnificent!
    compliments aside, i love that vintage bed jacket, very chic yet casual. xx kate

  29. KD

    2009-05-15 at 2:42 AM

    I love it all!!!! You really work magic with those awesome, awesome pants.

  30. Felicity

    2009-05-15 at 3:29 AM

    I love the first outfit, that bed jacket and the sparseness of the print is so beautiful!

  31. Laia

    2009-05-15 at 4:09 AM

    love these!

  32. pameoduz

    2009-05-15 at 4:37 AM

    I love the one with Nike Dunk. So chilled~

  33. diane

    2009-05-15 at 5:04 AM

    “I can now officially run for the bus without looking like I’m doing some kind of special homage to MC Hammer”- Hysterical!
    When I got to the last outfit I almost screamed, it’s that great.

  34. shara

    2009-05-15 at 5:22 AM

    Only a petite girl could pull this off. Being 6 ft tall I would be picked up by the next paddy wagon. Good God!

  35. la petite fashionista

    2009-05-15 at 7:18 AM

    these are AMAZING!!
    i’ve been watching old 90210 episodes nonstop lately & all the 90’s style is becoming my new favorite trend!
    i’m looking for these when i’m in london in July! ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Laura

    2009-05-15 at 8:28 AM

    ahhh those florals are the bomb ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://aforteforfashion.blogspot.com

  37. ashmaffick

    2009-05-15 at 8:44 AM

    wowee
    those pants are wonderful, and you look fabulous!!

  38. Schuh Street Style

    2009-05-15 at 9:45 AM

    Ooh, I have a pair too and I LOVE mine! They are indeed unbelievably comfy:) I am loving the outfits you have made with yours, I will have to do some experimenting yet….
    Caz x

  39. rollergirl

    2009-05-15 at 12:43 PM

    Loving the jean/Liberty-Nike juxtaposition and the bed-jacket as well. Not generally a fan of the legging jean (I can’t bring myself to call it a jegging), – all wrong to me!

  40. Irina

    2009-05-15 at 12:54 PM

    Susie, my country even is not in a ‘The rest of the world’ list!! I should move from Ukraine to London ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. milly

    2009-05-15 at 1:17 PM

    Bill and Ben the flowerpot trend setting men!

  42. Melanie

    2009-05-15 at 1:18 PM

    I love the florals on them, you wear it so well.
    Have you seen the open cage skirt on Topshop? I thought you might like it if you haven’t already – http://www.topshop.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=19551&storeId=12556&categoryId=134591&parent_category_rn=58914&productId=1210403&langId=-1

  43. meredith

    2009-05-15 at 3:07 PM

    LOVE it today! i am so fond of the flower print. and the black mesh shirt with the 3-d sleeves! have a good weekend! yay!

  44. joy

    2009-05-15 at 3:41 PM

    i always read but ever comment but i am moved to after seeing that beautiful shiffon top – i am styling an ‘underwear as outerwear’ shoot (a topic i know is close to your heart) and think it would be perfect… where can i get this??
    thankyou

  45. Clothes Swapping

    2009-05-15 at 3:55 PM

    I just got an email from Topshop today mentioning Jeggings and I had a chuckle to myself. First leggings, then treggings now jeggings, I can’t keep up. Anyway I bought myself a denim pair and they great, they go with almost anything.
    Your floral ones are amazing. I love misxing patterns (especially florals) They look great with all those combinations but especially the Nike X Liberty Dunks. I so wish I had all the clothes in your wardrobe!

  46. WickedPlumVintage

    2009-05-15 at 4:21 PM

    Seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE those floral leggings, like it even better with the platform sandals instead of the sneakers though, but I really love that sheer black top with too!!!
    http://www.wickedplumvintage.com

  47. Becky

    2009-05-15 at 4:22 PM

    WOW, those are awesome! I’m very jealous of your Liberty Dunks as well, they are the most gorgeous things ever made ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Celia Loves

    2009-05-15 at 5:27 PM

    Oh… I BLOOOOMING love you floral looks. I love the way you theme a mini shoot to go with your post… Very inspiring as a new blogger…
    http://celialoves.blogspot.com/
    x

  49. Meream

    2009-05-15 at 7:13 PM

    I always go into shoe-envy mode when I check your looks.

  50. Winnie

    2009-05-15 at 7:18 PM

    They look fantastic on you…gotta love the jeggings!

  51. cassiopeia

    2009-05-15 at 10:35 PM

    oh, amazing! i think i’m in love… ๐Ÿ˜€
    xxxc

  52. fashionispoison

    2009-05-16 at 1:36 AM

    the bed jacket is amazing. i love the colors!
    btw…confession. i was at the erin show in NYC and you passed by but i was too shy to say hi
    ah..!

  53. Annie Spandex

    2009-05-16 at 8:07 AM

    Wow, the top in the last outfit really blends with the leggings, it’s the rhythm of the blooms or something.. My favorite is the bed jacket and boots. ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. Ida

    2009-05-16 at 10:49 AM

    Wow you look ah-amazing! I love all the outfits, I wish I could wear my flowery clothes as well as you do- I always end up looking like an extension to a table cloth.

  55. Eve

    2009-05-16 at 10:55 AM

    Who knew floral patterns could look this rad!

  56. missmilki

    2009-05-16 at 3:32 PM

    I love them! If I say floral jeggings out loud it sounds so wrong but they look fantastic. Hmm…I wonder if I could pull them off!

  57. FILEP MOTWARY

    2009-05-16 at 4:02 PM

    YOU LOOK F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Adeline

    2009-05-16 at 4:03 PM

    Cool wedges. Hot pants.

  59. Jay

    2009-05-16 at 9:19 PM

    I was just wondering whether you were on Twitter – though god, how’d you have the time to tweet and blog and do your job? I can’t do it!
    @hautepop

  60. ASOS_Michelle

    2009-05-17 at 11:20 AM

    i’m so glad you like them susie!
    and you look absolutely fabulous with the clashing floral – brilliant ideas as always.
    ASOS_Michelle

  61. Kev - LG

    2009-05-18 at 1:13 PM

    Not normally a fan, but you make them look ace! Very Cath Kidston.

  62. Sunset

    2009-05-19 at 7:07 AM

    I’m a bit confused. Wouldn’t ‘jean leggings’ (or jeggings) just be skinny jeans? Or are they more trousers? I’m not even sure if trousers in the UK means the same in the US.
    Oh well, they’re aweosme.

  63. Sunset

    2009-05-19 at 7:07 AM

    And I can’t spell. *awesome

  64. susie_bubble

    2009-05-19 at 9:13 AM

    Fashionispoison: Why didn’t ya?
    Jay: I tweet very infrequently and blogging doesn’t take up as much time as ppl think….
    Sunset: I think what jeggings means is that the fit is tighter than a skinny jean and strictly speaking, the cotton used is a very thin stretch denim….as opposed to normal denim so they don’t really feel like you’re wearing jeans….

  65. Kate

    2009-05-19 at 11:43 AM

    Love the jeggings, would you be able to wear shorts over them?

  66. SwanDiamondRose

    2009-05-19 at 11:24 PM

    oh wow! i LOVE those leggings! this friend of mine a while back, a really staunchly purist vintage style rock and roll dresser like a la Guitar Wolf kind of thing. he begrudgingly went to a Madonna concert. fell in love with her, and started to wear rose covered jeans with a concert t-shirt of hers with her face on it. so funny. he looked great. i have to find the photo one day.

  67. JC Adams

    2009-05-20 at 9:49 PM

    The 2nd shot – with the vintage bed-jacket – is my favourite. Don’t like the Cacherel vest or skirt, so the Upmarket sheer tee gets 2nd place runner up in my voting system. But I don’t understand: if they’re floral, wouldn’t that make them fleggings?

  68. Sinful Dresses

    2009-05-21 at 3:50 AM

    love the skirt!!!!!

  69. Mini

    2009-05-21 at 8:12 PM

    I love your Dunks! Those are great!

  70. bruna

    2009-05-26 at 4:43 PM

    Floral paints are in!!!! I loved it!

  71. valentina

    2009-07-29 at 11:57 PM

    ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ omg. very ugly.

  72. Something Designer

    2009-08-11 at 8:23 PM

    Good work! Adding to my faves ๐Ÿ™‚
    http://www.somethingdesigner.co.uk

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