Hi my dearies, hope you are well. I thought I was well, until I realised that I'd missed my second anniversary with you. Ooops. This was MY FIRST TIME HERE.. Yes, I missed it by two days.
So I've been blogging for 2 years. And 2 days.
It's been an amazing journey, to coin that over-used cliché. Or should I say it's been amazeballs? Because I've picked up a few Americanisms along the way. But what can I say, language is my jam - oh, and there's another!
To celebrate my 2 years and 2 days anniversary, I'd thought I'd go a bit out of my comfort zone with my garb of the day
With a white shirt!
White shirts don't suit my shape and my colouring. But I had a whizzo idea of softening the blow with a jumper. A leoprint jumper, bien sur. I chose one of the two white shirts I've attempted to make work for me in the past 10 years. This one's a Next long version which I let show below the hem of my jumper. It has tucks and seams going on so it frills a little at the bottom - I kinda liked that.
I added pearls and I think they bring a lady-look to what could be viewed as something a little on the edgier side of pensioner.
What do you think my dearies? Do you think I could be brave enough to show you me in this shirt without the woolly camo? Maybe let you decide if I can do white shirts or not?
My 2nd act of bravery to mark this special 2+2 anniversary was my first choice of skirt. Leather. This skirt is coming up for 20 years old. I've never worn it on the blog before because I stopped wearing it; I thought it looked too short on me. And TP certainly agreed with that. But today I manned up and wore it. And y'know, TP said "Maybe it's not too short after all".
And I think I've worked out why we both softened to this skirt today. Opaques. Gabor Pollyanna boots.
My view is a leather skirt needs the right backdrop, the right leggage. And this was it.
What do you think, dear reader? Can I get away with wearing this M&S so-soft leather skirt again?
But perhaps leoprint + leather was a step too far for this old bird. So I then went for safety with a wool skirt, also old, also from M&S.
The extra length and little side kick pleat thing going on make it comfy. And it is an old faithful.
What do you think, sweeties?
Is a leather skirt a little "trying too hard"? Maybe a little mutton dressed as lamb?
Is leather AND leoprint just laying things on a little too heavily? A little too Bett-ish?
Is a longer wool skirt where I should be at, given my pensioner status?
Should I not be going for safety in my garb? Every. Single. Time. ?
And for those of you non-Brits who haven't got a clue what Bett-osh is, here's our Bett.
Bett Lynch was a barmaid in the Rovers Inn, a pub in a soap called Coronation Street. She was your archetypical warm and friendly barmaid and became a national treasure.
She was also known for her leoprint style of dressing. It's her legacy.
So I may be Lady Leoprint, but Bett is forever the Queen of Leoprint!
A la perchoine.