Tuesday, 25 August 2009
flip times flop
I cast my eyes over winter boots this afternoon. They were a far cry from the sunny flip flops I saw on holiday. The M&S selection was more S&M. There were studs, straps and shiny bits galore. I also had to buy some work clothes. Could there be a drearier two words strung together? I work in a school and I've realised that there is a uniform for staff as well as students.
We have a main thoroughfare in school where most of the students congregate to eat their lunch and shuffle about. I am quite sure that some of them have a fashion radar to rival Anna Wintour's. I do not want to be the woman they laugh at. I believe it better to be as inconspicuous and stylistically unchallenging as is humanly possible. I bought two pairs of trousers - wide leg (flattering for my wide bottom), a scary shirt for interviewing people in and a couple of jersey t-shirt type things. Apart from footwear that should see me through the first term or so.
I love this time of year as I can search for the perfect leather coat (last seen Autumn 1992) and the perfect pair of boots (although I do have a little bit of a calf issue). I love the August magazines because they're full of the next season's stuff. I love the fact that the nights start to draw in and air becomes brisker. I've been pleased to see some halloween crafts appearing on my favourite blogs.
Roll-on autumn. Summer's so last season....
Posted by janicebotterill at 14:53