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Dollydowser Mon 01-Oct-12 09:12:52

Or bloggers rather, that don't wear trousers?

I like to wear skirts or dresses. Every blog I have looked at features lovely slim girls in skinny jeans and a top. There must be someone out there who doesn't wear trousers, or am I the only one?

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 22:42:03

Dolly I've had that Jigsaw skirt through several weight fluctuations / sizes. It seems to work ok as it just sits lower when I am smaller, and expands without looking tight or feeling uncomfortable when I am a bit heavier.

Some Jigsaw offerings seem ti have gone slightly 'off piste' in the last couple of years - but that skirt is an exception - good example of what they used to do well - reliable, flattering basics. Need more like it!

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 22:37:57

DryWhite - my blog link is up thread on Dolly's post of 3 Oct 18:07:29. I am slightly worried all you real stylish people can see it - it is woeful - just my mad ramblings and some very bad pics blush. Anyway - enjoy giggle!

Drywhiteplease Thu 04-Oct-12 22:29:58

rural and wombat blog link to me too blogs.thanks

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 20:30:22

I thought those flaps on the front would make my stomach look even bigger but they actually lie very flat. I've looked up the cardigan and seen its sold at JL, trying to justify buying it with getting extra JL points on the credit card!

I have ordered hundreds of pounds worth of clothes recently, nearly all of which have been sent back. I lost weight last year, sold all my clothes, then put weight back on which has left me with literally no winter clothes. So when I find something that fists well and I like it, it's a bit of a rarity.

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 20:02:15

BTW, here is the link to Dolly's and my skirt! (in case anyone is wondering what we are going on about!)

Jigsaw cord skirt

Rural Thu 04-Oct-12 20:00:09

Dolly that's fab - you will get loads of wear from the skirt!

If it's any consolation, I have Jigsaw clothes from about 12 years ago which are still going strong - the skirts (esp cord) and the knitwear (from back then anyway) are pretty indestructible I find!

Hope you enjoy it. smile

PS They may have a 'sale' by Christmas - IIRC it started pretty early last year...

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 19:05:42

Rural, I went into my local town centre today, and where Kew used to be is now Jigsaw! So I went in to browse, ended up buying the skirt in a lovely raspberry colour. Unfortunately I fell in love with a cardigan too, DH was with me so I've asked for it for Christmas but I think I must be insane, it way to many £££.

Dollydowser Thu 04-Oct-12 10:22:56

I have found another blog A million dresses

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 21:56:34

Dolly - yes I would say so (although haven't shopped in Hobbs for a while).

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 20:21:24

OK thanks Rural. So in whatever size you take, would it be the same size as Boden, Hobbs and/or White stuff for example?

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 20:06:25

Dolly - no I have never known Jigsaw to do any discounting (other than sale, obi) - they very occasionally offer free P&P - but that's it!

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 20:05:27

Dolly - I think Jigsaw is fairly true to size these days, they used to be on the generous side IMO but not so much now. Although the shape of that particular skirt is generous to pear shapes, as it is cut larger over the hips.

Hopefully - Dolly has already done the honours with a link. :-)

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 19:59:07

Sorry, not sure how the useless Boden link got in there!

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 19:57:59

And also, do Jigsaw do any discounts, offers, regular sales? Don't really want to spend that much on a skirt, especially if they do 25% off the following week!

Dollydowser Wed 03-Oct-12 18:07:29

Rural, can I ask you about Jigsaw sizing? The last time I bought something from there was circa 1986, a pink angora jumper when I was a student (that my mum then put in the washing machine and shrank. Not that I'm holding a grudge or anything). Apart from the skirt/dress rule I am also trying a no black rule, but the dark pink looks lovely. I have been asking for skirts with back or side zips for ages smile. How does it compare with Boden sizing, or Hobbs?

Hopefully Wed 03-Oct-12 17:13:18

Rural, Wombat etc why don't you jut post link here? I'm sure no one is going to accuse you of advertising after so many requests for links! I bet there are lurkers who won't pm who would like to visit.

Also I have a blog and I want to see yours to compare grin

Rural Wed 03-Oct-12 15:04:01

PMs sent. Avenue - can you PM me yours too please?

Avenue57 Wed 03-Oct-12 13:13:23

oh and can I have a PM from Wombat and Rural with your blog URLs please?

Avenue57 Wed 03-Oct-12 13:12:53

I'm doing a challenge this October to ONLY wear dresses .. eek 31 days, how will I do?! It's going to be fun, that's for sure

I have a blog and a site but can't post links here so PM me if you want details

issimma Wed 03-Oct-12 11:31:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lurkingaround Wed 03-Oct-12 11:24:37

Thanks Wombat!

TheWombat Wed 03-Oct-12 11:00:51

Thank you! smile. PMs have gone out.
I love browsing blogs too, and I agree with you lurkingaround they are better than magazines though I might be a bit biased.

lurkingaround Wed 03-Oct-12 10:15:22

Like your blog Rural!
Wombat will you PM me your blog? Thanks.

Another blog addict here blush, I eagerly check for latest blog posts etc.
At least they don't cost money. Magazines are ch-ching.

Blogs. The new magazines. Mostly without the stupid ads. I hate those high-end magazine ads. I find them really irritating. Really irritating. Apologies. Ramble over.

Birdies Wed 03-Oct-12 09:29:56

And me please!

BrennieGirl Tue 02-Oct-12 22:50:56

Me too please.

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