Jeans For Genes

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

In Australia, the first Friday in August is Jeans for genes day, a major fundraising campaign for the Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI). Today Australians will slip on their favourite jeans and dig deep in their pockets in support of this fantastic cause.

When fellow blogger Allison of Sydney Fashion Hunter decided to dedicate her Friday post to Jeans for genes and CMRI, and was looking for international support, I was quick to say yes. Though I don’t have children of my own, I love spending time with my friends’ children and I’m frequently amazed at how beautiful and clever these kids are growing up to be. I love seeing their personalities come through and try to figure out how their brains work. Unfortunately, some of these children have battled serious illness when they were very young, and having to go in and out of hospital with their child is the most terrifying thing that can happen to any parent.

Globally one in 20 children are born with a birth defect or genetic disease, and 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. Let’s do our bit to help. If you want to donate to Jeans for genes, follow this link.

Also click your way over to Allison’s blog to learn more about this cause and meet all the bloggers who support her today.

I’m wearing my favourite jeans — favourites simply because they are a mile long and are so soft and stretchy! — from Frame denim in the shot on Allison’s website. I decided to restyle the jeans for this post, creating a more relaxed outfit with a simple white shirt, wedge sandals and a silk scarf tied chicly around my neck. Two core wardrobe pieces — a pair of great-fitting jeans and a white shirt — plus two chic accessories that bring some colour and whimsy to the outfit it all that it takes, friends!

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

NoaNoa white shirt (similar) // Frame Le High Flare jeans // Coach silk scarf (simliar) // Miu Miu printed handbag (similar) // Laura Bellariva mauve wedge sandals (similar, similar) // Komono golden watch // Mulberry leather bracelet (similar) // Isabel Marant golden necklace (similar) // Snø of Sweden golden earrings (similar)

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

Tall Girl's Fashion // Denim flares and white shirt

This post has been linked up to the following blogs:

Two Thirty-Five Designs // The Closet By Christie // Fashion Should Be Fun // Rachel The Hat // Forage Fashion // Jo-Lynne Shane // Style Nudge

  • Heather Davis Wyancko

    Those jeans are AMAZING on you! You look like a supermodel! NEED!!!
    Heather Wyancko

    • Thank you so much, Heather! They fit like a dream — really stretchy and soft, with milelong legs. Thanks for stopping by — I’m a huge fan of your style. xoxo Anett

  • Those jeans are amazingly lonnnggggg! They look so perfect on you. I also love your scarf and bag! I really need to buy more handbags. I have major handbag envy whenever I read your blog. 🙂 And lastly, I love that you tied this write-up in with such a great cause.

    • Thanks, Beth! My favourite jeans, no doubt, but I might take them up an inch just to make them more wearable. That’s a first for jeans for me! As I see it, handbags are an investment. Hark, that’s the excuse I tell myself if I want another one, anyway… xoxo Anett

  • Dawn Lucy

    Great cause and this outfit is STUNNING on you! Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!
    Dawn Lucy

    • Thank you, Dawn Lucy! It’s nice to support a good cause and it also was a great excuse for restyling my favourite loooooong jeans! xoxo Anett

  • Super great style! You look lovely!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • Thank you so much, Cielo, and thanks for visiting my blog! xoxo Anett

  • Christie Geiger

    Pretty look! That’s such a lovely cause.

    Thanks so much for linking up with Friday Favorites! Have a fab weekend!

    The Closet by Christie

    • Thank you for your kind compliment, Christie! See you next week and have a great weekend. xoxo Anett

  • Now don’t you look good! And for a good cause, too. Wonderful fit with those jeans, and you know, wearing that scarf someone might think you’re French!

    • Haha, every time I grab a scarf I feel a litle bit French, but they do it with a nonchalance that I’ve not quite mastered yet. Since you live there, have you figured out what their trick is? xoxo Anett

      • Chère amie, I not only live here, I am French! And yes, I think I do. I wear them often (when it’s not so hot, it’s almost 40° here today). I think the trick is that you wear them so much you don’t think about it anymore, it becomes a habit.

        • Oops, I was sure you were American, but I have no idea how I came to that conclusion. Your great English, maybe? Anyway, very sorry and hope you are not offended. And lucky you for being French, as I love your country, and while I love a weekend trip to Paris, my heart beats harder if I’m going to Corsica or the Riviera. I love me some sunshine and yummy seafood. Since I tend to constantly pull at my scarf to ensure it sits just right, I guess I’m not quite there yet with my Frenchness, but I’ll perservere! 😉 xoxo Anett

          • Hihihihihihihi…you were right, dearie! I am both—French and American. I have the joy of juggling two passports. I’m so glad you like France. I do, too. I’ve never been to your country. I’d like to visit. We took a cruise in Northern Europe in 2014. We were in Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Russia, so we were close. It’s so beautiful up your way.

          • Haha, I’m glad I wasn’t totally off base! Yes, this part of the world is pretty, but we have a lot of weather. I often wish I was born further south in the world where the sun (always) shines. I feel much freer and happier when I’m somewhere warmer. My goal is to retire to Italy when I grow old! xoxo Anett

  • This sounds like such a neat thing! I love your flares. I’m totally into them right now (as evidenced by my recent post) and these look great on you! I like the classic white shirt with them.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Hi Amy Ann! Yes, I saw the cool outfit you put together with the off-the-shoulder top and envy-inducing clutch (I love evertyhing tasseled at the moment). The great thing is that we get to wear these jeans over and over again all through the winter, as flares are going strong for next season! Yippi! xoxo Anett

  • Eva

    Så fint antrekk.
    Hadde tenkt å spørre deg om idèer til dongerislengbuksene mine, men syns jeg hadde plaget deg nok i det siste med andre ting.
    Har heldigvis spart på alle bukser med sleng siden 36 lengde er så vanskelig å få tak i.
    Så jeg har flere i både lys og mørk denim.
    Hvit skjorte og skjerf passer veldig godt til.
    Ha en flott helg, Anett 🙂

    • Takk skal du ha, Eva. Jeg har et par-tre antrekk på bloggen med slengbukser, men jeg ser at alle er stylet med en hvit topp. Merkelig sammentreff… Jeg skal komme opp med et antrekk som ikke er hvitt på toppen i neste uke, lover! God helg til deg også. xoxo Anett

  • Love your ’70s inspired polished look!
    Red Reticule | Red Reticule Collection

    • Thanks! Can’t go wrong with a chic scarf! xoxo Anett