Finding the perfect pair of Jeans with Marks Canada AND a Giveaway

If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that Jeans are my JAM.
I usually wear Jeans 7 days of the week, which is why I was so excited to partner with Marks, #1 Jeans Retailer in Canada, to find the perfect pair of Jeans.
Mark's has over 70 styles of jeans for women from the country's most popular brands - including Silver, Levi's and Buffalo in addition to their in-house brands.
Jeans are a staple in any Canadian Women's closet.
They are so versatile and can be worn for any occasion from a casual day of running errands to a night out by dressing them up with a blazer and heels.
Today I'm sharing some of my best tips for finding the perfect pair of Jeans for any body type.

Determine Your Body Type
Before you find the perfect pair of jeans you need to take a good look in the mirror and determine your body type.
Body Type is not a reflection of your weight or size but a relation of your waist to your hips and thighs.
When looking for Jeans you will fall into one of these three categories.

Also referred to as an hourglass figure.
You are curvy if your waist is smaller than your hips and thighs.
I am a Curvy body type.

Sometimes referred to as a ruler figure.
You have a Straight Body Type if your waist, hips and thighs are are aligned.

Inverted Triangle
Sometimes referred to as a Diamond.
You have an Inverted Triangle body type if your hips and thighs are smaller than your waist.

Inside these Body Types there are also women who full into sub categories of Tall, Plus or Petite.
This will not necessarily affect your FIT but the length of the Jeans.

Find your Best Fit and Try Jeans On
Once you have figured out your body type it's time to try some Jeans on!
Head to a Marks store near you and talk to the sales associate. They can help you find the right fit for your body type. 
When you know your body type and fit, it makes finding the perfect pair of Jeans super easy and quick!

This is the FUN part!
This is when you can play around with different washes and leg silhouettes!
ANY body type can wear ANY leg silhouette but there are certain benefits to each silhouette that you will want to know about :)

I can't even tell you how excited I am that Flares have made a comeback.
I have rather wide thighs and skinny jeans drew all the attention up to them!
Wide Leg pants are great for women with wider hips/thighs because they draw the attention to your lower half creating balance.
Straight leg jeans are the most versatile for all body types.
These can be worn with any shoes or boots because the knee is in line with the leg opening.
I ended up with a straight leg jean that I wear cuffed at the legs with a cute pair of ankle boots!
My Favourite look!

Skinny Jeans and Jeggings can be worn with any body type as long as you watch for the STRETCH.
Make sure you find a pair with a great stretch so it can adjust to your body type.
The key thing to remember when shopping for a great skinny is to go one size smaller so they fit snug and flatter whatever your body type may be. 
Since I have bigger thighs I like to wear my skinnies with boots to draw some attention to my lower half.
I love a good pair of Dark Jeans.
Dark washes are best for any body type and are the most versatile of washes.
A nice medium wash can be both casual and dressy depending on the detailing.
Light wash is usually the hardest wash to pull off but when done right they look stunning!

If you follow me on Instagram, I've already told you that I found the MOST COMFY pair of Jeans EVER!
Like legit feel like I'm wearing sweats but have the look of Jeans.
The Jeans I am wearing in the photo above are Suki Mid Straight Jeans By Silver .
You all need to go out and buy some like, NOW.
The straight legs are perfect for girls with Curves because of their straight leg and stretch.
If you have curves like me, you've probably ran into the problem of Jeans fitting in the legs but gapping in the back.
These are so stretchy that they conform to your body's natural curves.
They are so soft that it literally feels like I'm wearing my favourite pair of Yoga pants.

Want your OWN pair of Jeans?
Head over to my Instagram @kelseydianeblog to enter to win a $100 gift card to Marks

Super Easy Carbonara Pasta

If you follow me on Instagram or SnapChat you know that my husband and I are about to start a 14 Day Reboot Challenge this Monday where we will only be eating clean.
I'll have more info about this challenge up on the blog Monday.
We sat down and thought about all the not so healthy foods we wanted to stuff our faces with before we start this challenge haha.
We both agreed Carbonara was number one on the not so healthy, but super easy and delicious list.
My husband is Italian and Pasta is his specialty.
Here is the recipe he uses, I believe he got it from his mama :)
You HAVE To try it and let me know what you think.
If your like me - you'll want like 4 bowls.
So so bad, but so so so so so good!


Package of Pasta - We use Bucatini 
2 Eggs beaten 
8 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon chopped
1 Small Onion cut into small pieces
Salt & Pepper
Pecorino  Romano Cheese or Parmesan Oregano 


1. Boil Water with Salt to taste
2. While water is boiling add bacon and onion to pan and fry until done
3. When water is boiling add pasta and cook aprox 8 Minutes or until Al Dente 
4. Strain Pasta and return to pot
5. Add beaten eggs  and bacon mix to hot pasta and mix until the eggs resemble scrambled eggs
6. Add cheese of choice and pepper and serve.


What is your favourite pasta dish?

EDIT: We all ended up with the stomach flu and didn't do the challenge. boo.


Friday Favourites - April 1st 2016

Happy Friday Guys! 
What is everyone up to this weekend?
Weather permitting, we are having our new doors installed this weekend! 
Its supposed to snow 2cm tonight but I'm just going to convince myself that the weather man is wrong.
I've started working some shifts on the weekend to save up for some projects so Sunday will be spent at work.
Here are some things I've been loving lately.

This  Rachel Platten Song and this Gwen Stefani Song have been playing on repeat.

Jones Design Company Blog I love her design style and used to read her blog religiously and forgot about it for a while! So happy I found it again.

Beating 50% by Audrey and Jeremey Rollof.
This blog is all about thriving for a better than average marriage and beating the 50% and giving more than 50% to your spouse.

Hope Everyone has a great weekend!

What are you loving lately? I'd love to know.
 Let me know in the comments below or on Instagram

Kelsey ox.
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