I have found a brilliant way to get a new wardrobe for yourself – sort through your ironing pile. It worked for me! I reckon that I could do a whole week of posts based on what was lurking in the ironing cupboard. The above Cos shirt dress was one such item. In fact I knew that was there but I had totally forgotten about two pairs of trousers and a couple of tops that had been languishing there since I last ironed (circa 1995).
The three muskerhounds and I went off to visit a school friend of mine this morning, which was followed by a trip to see my Mum. All went well – no ornaments broken, no-one offended, no-one wet themselves or puked anywhere and strangely there was no fighting. Yes, I behaved rather well today I thought.
Given that we were up and out by 8.30am I had to make a quick decision on what to wear. I wasn’t sure whether the grey Cos jeans would really work with the navy shirt dress but in the end it was fine. I put a striped Gap top underneath the shirt dress and a chunky Oasis cardi over the top together with a Reiss belt and the shoe boots – which have been my saviour (why does that word always remind me of Cliff Richard?) this holiday.
I quite like the shirt dress over trousers combo – it makes me feel kind of dressed up without feeling like I am wearing a dress – if that makes sense! I love the way we women have all these psychological things going on in our heads in relation to clothes.