Saturday, 30 July 2011

Further Preparations, and Treggings Explained!

A couple of days ago I was in Marks & Spencer's and noticed that the exchange rate for the US dollar was more favourable than it has been for quite a while, at 1.5923 to the pound. Since I found out I'm going to Chicago I've been saving half of the money I earn at my Monday job (working at a friend's gallery), and it just so happened that I'd hit the total of £100 which, with a few extra pence found in the darkest corners of my purse, bought me 160 of the finest, crispest US$. I was really pleased about this since I hadn't gone in to buy currency and it was quite by chance that I noticed the exchange rate - clearly the dollar gods were smiling upon me and willing me to buy, buy, buy. These lovely bills are destined to be exchanged for a few goodies in Chicago and/or NYC!

On a completely different note, but with the link of Marks and Spencer's, I'm here to answer the cry that I heard in the comments section of my last post 'What are treggings?????'

So, you all know what jeggings are - the result of a love-in between a pair of jeans and a pair of leggings, a.k.a stretchy, tight-fitting denim-based leg coverings.Well, treggings are the love-child of a pair of trousers and a pair of leggings - i.e. stretchy, tight-fitting, non-denim based, leg coverings. Simple, non?

I really dislike the words jeggings and treggings; they sound ugly, don't you think? But what else could they be called? Jeanings? Trousings? Ick.


  1. Hi Justine - have done a post at last about the lovely meet-up at Starbucks the other day. I was of course unable to go through M&S without buying clothes, and came away with various blouses and shirts for my partner... Weird word jeggings - a future ambition for me perhaps...

  2. We are heading to England for Christmas this year so we're keeping our eye on exchange rates too! Never seen treggings...but then again I haven't looked.but I do so loving my jeggings!

  3. Oh how I miss Marks & Spencer! When I was in Belfast a few years ago, I made my family take me there just so I could buy the salt and vinegar chiplets...omg! I carried 12 bags on the plane with me because I didn't trust the airline not to lose them in my luggage! lol!

  4. Justine! I'm so glad you are going to Chicago! Yours was one of the first blogs I followed.