31.5.10

Next Time

Psynopsis Next Skinnies Costume National Blouse

Psynopsis Next Skinnies DIY Leather Bag Collage
Give me 3 holidays, un-perfect weather and a stomach bug and I can get so productive, I impress myself. First on my list was – real life shopping (not online, but going to the shops… This must count as a productive activity, no?) and on our tour we stumbled into Next. I’ve never been to Next before and in the shop I made a beeline to their olive and grey-blackish coloured 'treggings' (have you ever heard of 'treggings'? Leggings, duh, jeggings, yes, but treggings???). Anyway, they are nearly as cool as the J Brand’s Houlihans which EVERYONE in America is buying these days; but while a pair of Houlihans cost $233 the Next treggings are only £25.- (which should be like $30?). So I went all out and bought both colours.

They do have a problem though… The cut is not perfect. They leave a space at the back (you know, when the fabric stands off at the spine). And this is where my first DIY job came in: Stencilling some holes in the back and pulling a leather strip through to tighten them. It’s not ideal, but for that price I really can’t be bothered.

trousers: next, blouse: costume national, shoes: russell & bromley, bag: diy

61 comments:

vint junky said...

the khaki against your red hair looks immense hon xxx

WeShop said...

Great shirt. Hope you're feeling 100% now after your tummy bug. xx

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

i love that shirt, the color and everything is great.
p.s,, i hope your feeling better, big hug

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, thank you, it's not that bad - just bad enough to have an excuse to be lazy. I do love the blouse, too (it's costume national), but no one seems impressed by the trousers... Oh well.

CHANTELLE said...

do get better soon, sabine! looking stunning in that gorgeous blouse, and you're hair, ah it's incredible :)

yiqin; said...

I want your red hair :<

Phuong said...

i love the blouse, its gorgeous!

Ferferi said...

Love the green one. But treggins, never heard of! What a smart idea with the knot in the back, I have always the same issue.

Rachana Kothari said...

You look stunning in that green blouse :-)

Joker said...

You know what I like about your style?It's not strident,yet it catches your attention.And it keeps it... :)
first pic=fave pic

Mat said...

they're a wopping buy, i love them! the knee pad area does it for me actually, would like to try a little diy of that out now!

Mat said...

ps your hair is HOT!

janettaylor said...

I love Ur hair, darling!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

haha...non-online shopping is quite rare thing for me as well! You choose the best locations for your shoot sabine! FAB*

thatsorad said...

Those "Treggings" Look awesome on you! What a cleaver way to help with that gap! Your photos are so beautiful!

I hope you have a great weekend. :) - Cristi

Dusk said...

ahhh... a modern day Wood Faerie or... in treggings no less!!

Now please someone tell me what treggings are!! Trouser leggings? So... skinnies?? Or tights that look like pants??

That J Brand pair was made [more] famous by the Sea of Shoes girl, I like them but I don't see the big deal. You can get pants like that everywhere!
I like your pants very much, love the colour, love your DIY and love the blouse!
...also love the collage!

Hope you're feeling better hon, but you obviously didn't let the bug bug you. :) (lame I know!)

Martwa Marta said...

your heair color is so gorgeous! and it's makes fantstic effect with the green blouse combined!

SogniSorrisi said...

I had when pants do that. Love the green with your colouring.

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Get better soon hon, love the outfit!

Vintage Vixen said...

Love the blouse and the fabulous idea of the knotted trouser back...positively inspired! Going to have to pinch that!
Next? I always thought that place was all worksuits and middle-of-the-road clothing, how wrong I am.
Hate those fashion-y words...treggings, jeggings...eughh!
Feel better soon!
Vix
xxx

kumar said...

wow cool shirt looks amazing i like this shirt

and flowers pick themselves said...

i adore the color of your pants. so lovely!

xo Alison

Vinda Sonata said...

sabine, you look chic! great, inspiring outfit!! i want to steal the bag!!

p.s. how r u? ^^

Pop Champagne said...

ohh you did a great job, and this is a nice summer outfit you put together :D

Daphne said...

The green is so incredible with your hair! Ahh! And adore the two toned blouse.
Xox

Dancing Branflake said...

I love the look and I am so impressed by your DIY attitude. Sorry about the bug. Hopefully you are fully recovered.

Fee-AMore said...

Totally loved the whole put-together.

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Those pants are really cool

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

THESTREETFASHION5XPRO said...

i love that shirt...every day amazing

Jen said...

Aha, treggings! Interesting. Trouser leggings, right? I've seen a few pairs about but as I'm not a fan of leggings nor jeggings, I wasn't sure treggings would be any better. They look FAB on you though, especially with your leather addition! :) x

Missy M said...

wow your red hair is so shiny!

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

La p├ępite modeuse said...

Nice outfit ! Lovely blog :)

Karoline said...

Your hair is so lovely! Love the blouse as well;)

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, Sabine I just have to say that your hair is stunning - I adore the color! That sheer blouse looks lovely against it! :)

Fashionistable said...

Nice shot as always. And good solution for the back of your treggings.
I have to say I love you, thank you so much for your comments and for alerting me to and thinking I am good enough to take a shot at the Vogue street style comp. Thank you so much.
Xxxx

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Wow that shirt is fab Sabine! And good fix for your treggins. I honestly have never heard of them either :)

gorgeousclara said...

thanks a lot!!!

and I´m completely the opposite

I´m always out shopping, never online

Lottie said...

amazing!

Clare said...

Ooooh i love your treggings solution!!! You are the cutest. I so jealous of your red hair! It is beyond gorgeous

shari @ little blue deer said...

That's so funny, because I was just going to comment that the leather tie at the back is my favorite part! Aren't you clever! Guess I need to check out the treggings fad, they look awesome on you. Are you watching the French Open? Did you see Henin play?

SabinePsynopsis said...

Shari - Thank you, I don't know if it's the ideal solution, but it's an easy one. Yes, I actually feel a bit guilty because I've been watching the French Open the WHOLE day. Lying on the sofa watching sport is so exhausting! I was a bit sad for Henin, but Stosur was just very strong.

Mouthwash said...

oooh i am loving the green ensemble here! And I love the little DIY you've done here :)

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Style, She Wrote said...

Love your hair color! So vibrant!

WendyB said...

I always have a tailor get rid of the gap in the back of jeans...it's an easy fix and saves me the hassle of having to look for PERFECT-fitting jeans.

E said...

That blouse is such an incredible piece!

indigotangerine said...

ooh the treggings are classy and chic. Great color!
-indigo

B a la Moda said...

What a beautiful shirt! I like the green tones.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Leah said...

I'm impressed with the DIY... all the while I thought it was part of the design. Love the fit and cut of your treggings. And the color too. Great outfit! xoxo

Mary said...

Great pictures! Love your hair color... love love love! Great blog!

xxMK
Delightful Bitefuls

nuha nuha said...

your style has so much grace and poise, i love the green dress in your previous post the one in the guest room it fits the environment :)

a kiss from asia

{ I V Y } said...

that is one cool shirt!

A La Mode said...

Cute look! I love the string detail on your trousers. Really cute.

http://girlalamode.blogspot.com/

Sleekit said...

Gorgeous green shirt, love a bit of DIY too

sleekit x

Tuesday said...

The lil knot at the back looks like it's part of the original style, you're very good in DIY! Haven't heard of treggings, not a surprise though that they would come up to something like that... next would be ZEGGINGS? lol!

I do like the colour of your blouse, I'm green with envy!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I can't sew to save my life so I'm quite impressed with your DIY. Nice contrast - flaming red against a light green blouse - perfect setting for a painter to capture.
Trust the lady is now feeling better after being "bugged" down. Watching tennis from the sofa? How decadent you are;-)

Audrey Allure said...

What a great DIY to fix up the fitting of the jeans; I would not have thought of that lol. Love the two toned top!

The Zhush said...

Digging the idea of treggings! And yes those Jbrand houlihans are in fact hot hot hot!
:)

ediot said...

such a nice look darling.
i love green!

xx

drollgirl said...

gah! love these colors on you! they look fab with your red locks!

and i think your seamstress job is perfect! well done, as that gap at the butt is NOT a good thing! sadly i never have that problem, as i have more than enough at the back door! :)

Ddays Of Our Lives said...

I like the entire outfit especially your pants!

Angie Muresan said...

You do have lovely coloring, Sabine. The treggings look so cozy and comfy.