Waking thoughts……………

I woke up this morning with some rather odd thoughts going through my head.
This was to do with clothes and the effect other people’s opinions have on our choices.
I’m not talking about spouses lying through their teeth when asked if our bums look big in this though.
Years ago, a young girl of 8 badgered her parents for a puffer jacket. Not for her one of the cheaper lines from a supermarket or chain store, but designer quality to the sum of around £120. She was thrilled to get her wish, and showed it off to her friends, one of which told her it made her look fat, and that was the end of that. She never wore it again.
Another young girl I knew wanted a new blazer, not a second hand one with the new school badge sewn on it. In order to get what she wanted, she deliberately put cigarette burns in it. Her mother took the blazer to a repair woman who fixed it and the girl never got another blazer of any description.

For myself, I had a variety of dresses made for me by my great grandmother when she came to stay on the Summer. Sis got the same frocks, so I ended up wearing them twice when they were handed down. Not all were favourites, but our dollies were the best dressed in town.
In my adult life, I was never really into fashion, putting comfort, casual and smart at the top of my list.
For work, I wore skirts and tops, very rarely dresses, as they were kept for special occasions or going out. Several dresses saw me well, but one I particularly liked and considered flattering was similar to this but in red
These days, I live in joggers and tees, purchased from the men’s department in a cheap clothes store but they last, fit forever, and don’t cut me in places I’d rather not mention.
Hubby was with me when I purchased my one and only frock for my niece’s wedding four years ago. I tried on three, all different sizes, but all fit me well.
You’ll see which one I bought below.Getting a handbag wasn’t a problem, but shoes?  Ah. Trying on a pair of court shoes with a small heel, I nearly fell flat on my face, and green wellies or garden clogs definitely didn’t look right. However, I did have a pair of nurses slip-ons that I lived in and with a bit of polish were suitable. The three of us looked quite smart that day, especially us girls.

It wasn’t until I saw the photo on the left that I realised where my tan started ie my feet!!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Waking thoughts……………

  1. murisopsis says:

    A nephew’s wife declared that all LuLaRoe clothes were ugly. I wear almost exclusively that brand – because they are comfortable, long wearing, colorful, and I have gotten them all (except the gifts) at thrift stores… I’m not changing my style based on her opinions! As for the dress – a great choice! It flatters you!

  2. I admit to yet again being in joggers and trainers as I write this, from my store of choice, Primark of course! There have not been many opportunities to dress up over the past 20 months or so, I only hope my smartish attire still fits when my social life returns to normal!

    • Snap for shopping. We are wearing joggers and tees we bought from there over 6 years ago and they are still going strong. I have leggings and jeans and they still fit.

  3. scifihammy says:

    It’s funny how our dreams go sometimes! But an interesting read about clothes. 🙂
    Like you, I go for comfort rather than fashion, and have done most of my life. I don’t own a dress!
    I really like the dress you chose for the wedding, and Maggie looks great too 😀

  4. willowdot21 says:

    I love that dress you have shown it to us before 😍! I spotted the brown feet and white legs…
    I am much the same, so I use a skin cream that has a hint of a tint 💜💜💜

  5. Carol anne says:

    Awesome di! I don’t wear dresses either! I wear leggings and tee’s! Or tracky bottoms!

  6. Now I wear t-shirts and cut off shorts. I liked getting dressed for work when I was a teacher. I like different kinds of clothes and the kids always liked to see what I was going to wear. I love Harem pants!

  7. Comfort is the only thing I have cared about for years. The dress is lovely. I didn’t spot the tan line until you mentioned it. LOL

  8. Steve Tanham says:

    Really suits you, Di. Hang onto it!

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