Instead of my usual social whirl (you know, going round some charity shops then to the pub) I plumped for a pop into Matalan on the way back from work followed by 48 hours of sitting around eating olives and drinking tea and/or cider. So yes, a trip to Matalan was my big day out of the last few days. Ah, the back to school displays, the overheard tantrums and mothers tell daughters they don't care if it's a holiday, they aint getting a t-shirt with that slogan on it at their age... the multipacks of tights and pants. Overwhelming sophistication.
I picked up a couple of items. One is a dress which I may well blog about when I'm back pubbin' around the place (perfect pub dress: light jersey - looks smart, but comfy as. And just a bit too low cut for work). It was £7, from £15.
The other is my new favourite lazing around suit. It's a jumpsuit, yep, that item I'm always saying I will never wear. I was wrong, this won me over by managing to allay my three principal fears when it comes to jumpsuits- too body-con, greige and utilitarian and impossible to visit a pub loo in. It's super-flowing with hareem bottoms, has a mad tropical print and it's strapless (so no toilet shenanegans) ...and it was reduced to £5! Strictly speaking, it is beachwear, but I've got a feeling it will work for strolls in the park or the odd BBQ.
|OooOoh someone's posin' like they're|
too cool for skool!
Now, I tend to wear red lippy in winter but in summer I love a nice pink or coral (or even a buff, ooerr). Mermaid is a fab pinky coral lipstick and I have been wearing it out and about (well, to Mr Kumar's shop, to Superdrug, to the post box...) all weekend. It has a very light consistency so is ideal for warm weather: one slick, blotted with tissue, is almost a lipstain - for a more evening/work look, I applied, blotted, re-applied. The texture is moisturising and refined and the colour lasts well. I also love the packaging- the lipstick, when wound back into its tube, give a sturdy 'click' so you know it is safe and sound, and the tube is strong, matte and understated. It won't get ruined in a handbag and neither will the lid come off and spoil your lining.
Now brace yourselves: it's me without my full face on (thank goodness the lush lippy distracts from the rest of it...):
|I am not naked on the communal balcony.|
It's a strapless top. Honest Officer.