It has been quite a pleasant day so far. I felt well enough to go downstairs for a while and I managed to complete a couple of household tasks, which always helps with my depression. Our new printer has arrived (it is huge – eek!) and Younger Son is going to set it up later on. I could most probably do it myself as I have done all of the techie stuff for the family for more than 20 years, but it is nice to “outsource” a job like this sometimes!
- Navy cotton crew neck t-shirt – Sainsbury’s Tu.
- Navy floral pyjama bottoms – Sainsbury’s Tu.
- Eye of Horus gold tone earrings.
- Navy enamel and gold large Geometric bangle – Halcyon Days.
- Silk gavroche, 45cm, in turquoise, blue, green, yellow and pink – Appaloosa des Steppes – Hermès. Tied in a simple cowboy knot.
I think that this outfit looks fine with my grey hair.
Now on to a couple of purchases which arrived this week: navy midi skirts from Marks and Spencer. As I mentioned the other day, I was very upset to find that hardly any of my warm weather “bottoms” fit me this year. I still have my trusty jeans, but these can get far too hot. My linen trousers and variety of skirts are, in the main, too tight. So, I have decided to look for some fairly inexpensive items in larger sizes. I don’t want to spend a lot just in case (ha, ha) I do manage to get back to my previous weight and size. Anyway, I found these two skirts on the Marks and Spencer website and they will probably fill some of the gaps in my wardrobe.
The skirt on the left is straight, has a fully elasticated waist and two side slits. The fabric is polyester (yuck, but needs must). The right-hand one has a dipped hem front and back, is more A-line than the other, has front pleats and the waist is elasticated at the back only. The fabric is a thicker viscose jersey, which hangs nicely. Both skirts have pockets, which I am very pleased to see. I am quite satisfied with both of them, although nothing will look that great with my awful tum. As I can’t do much about this, I kind of have to live with it. Both skirts might also be a bit too dressy for my casual lifestyle and would have been fine for work. But, all in all, I am going to keep them and wear them with my better t-shirts, twinsets and silk tops. My smarter sandals will also work well.
I will continue to keep my eyes open for another skirt, in linen or a linen mix, and some trousers in the same. Perhaps I will find something if I can get to a garden centre? I prefer to try clothes on rather than have to return items bought on the web.
I am hoping to have a scarf profile of my Bibliothéque gavroche ready for tomorrow. If that doesn’t work out, I will post it next Friday.