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So my parents have gone back home, and it was back to normal life and uni for me today. That's right, no Bank Holiday Monday in Austria! I've had a really good couple of weeks, and I thought I might start a monthly round-up feature. I know a lot of bloggers do a weekly round-up on a Sunday, but to be honest I don't do nearly enough to do one every week. If you're interested in what I've been up to (lots of sightseeing and two cheeky trips to Slovakia) let me know and I'll pop a post up with some pretty pictures this weekend. And of course I watched the royal wedding too. I didn't think I'd be that bothered but I got really into it. The dress was amazing.

Anyhow, on with reality. I've been wearing ill-fitting stretched-out jeans for two months now, so when my parents came I was excited to swap them for another pair from home that would fit. Except, they didn't. They're miles too big. So jeans shopping was in order. I usually really hate shopping for jeans (but who does like it, let's be honest), especially as they're really expensive. However today in H&M I spotted a rail of €9.99 jeans, and you can't really beat that. Proper jeans, not jeggings. They were almost exactly the same as another pair for €39.99. I swear H&M's pricing makes no sense. Anyhow, I tried on a pair in my size, and although they fit quite well, I thought as they were really stretchy I could size down one size. They didn't have those though, so I went hunting through two other H&Ms, but the first size I tried was the smallest they had anywhere, so I thought they'd have to do. When I got home and put them on though, the pair I'd bought came up a bit bigger than the first pair I tried on, even though they were the same on the label. That's definitely one of the most annoying things about high street clothes, the sizing varies ridiculously as they obviously have low standards of manufacture. Right, that was a bit of a ramble. Here's a picture of me wearing the jeans to break up the monotony:

I like the slightly higher waisted fit. I don't feel like I'm in danger of flashing my bum, or my front bum, at anyone when I sit down or stretch.

So, I'm going to try and shrink this pair a bit. I've googled aboutand read that you should either wash them really hot, then tumble dry them hot, (which I can't do as there is not tumble dryer here and the washing machine only goes up to 60 degrees,) or put them on and get in a really hot bath wearing them, then let them dry on you, which sounds both ridiculous and potentially dangerous and painful but I guess it's what I'll have to do...

tl;dr - I bought jeans a little too big. I'm going to try and shrink them.

Have any of you shrunk jeans to fit before? Does it work?

10 comments

  1. If you're going to do the whole wearing them in the bath trick then I'd advise washing them in the machine a couple of times first else you might end up with blue legs! x

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  2. My mum used to use the bath trick when she was a student, and she said that while it works, it's very uncomfortable, you get funny looks if you happen to share a bath with other people and if you don't wash them a few times first your skin will turn blue. On the plus side, you get perfectly custom-fitting jeans!

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  3. Haha that bath trick sounds super uncomfortable! Good luck!
    xx

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  4. I'm told (by my mum, a reliable source!) that the sitting in a hot bath thing was what *everyone* did in the 70s when drainpipe jeans were in to get their jeans really tight - so I think it should work ok, good luck!

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  5. I always buy jeans to big, I can't stand anything tight around my belleh!

    You look amazing in that pair!

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  6. i know how you feel about the jeans! those ones suit you so well though, they look great:) ronan x

    ronanronanronan.blogspot.com

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  7. bargain jeans for a tenner! and they look crackin on you too! new to your blog, likey likey! your hair is fierce! x

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  8. Good luck with the bath trick! And loving the Bach meme at the top XD
    xx

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  9. A+ for the Bach pic haha!

    I bought those H&M jeans and my normal size was crotch achingly tight and the next size up was looser and have become baggy with wear so they've been relegated to the back of the wardrobe :(

    Btw I'd love to read about your sightseeing etc xx

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  10. Ooo, would love to see a 'what you got up to' post. They're always fun.

    The jeans look good. Can't believe they were such a bargain. I actually have heard that wearing jeans in the bath with you helps with sizing. Haven't tried it, but it might be an interesting experiment.

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