In The Line of Duty
I really hope you enjoy these photos, fair readers, because you see that skirt? That huge, yellow skirt? That skirt is probably the biggest one I own, in terms of sheer amount of fabric. Seriously, you should see me trying to iron that thing: I have to schedule in breaks and everything. It’s BIG, put it that way, and with a skirt THAT big, there’s only one thing you can do: a girl’s gotta twirl.
I couldn’t resist twirling in the skirt. Quite a few times in fact. The outtakes from this set make for … interesting… viewing. Anyway, I twirled, and I twirled, then I twirled some more. And on one of those twirls, I somehow managed to twist my stupid knee. Why yes, I DID feel stupid, now you come to mention it. Because WHO ON EARTH injures themselves while having photos taken? Oh yeah: that would be me…
Luckily my injury was a very minor one: it didn’t hamper my movements much, and 24 hours later I was back to normal, which was a relief, because that would’ve been quite an embarrassing conversation to have with the doctor, don’t you think? I’d imagine it would’ve gone a bit like this:
DOCTOR: So, Amber, do you have any idea what caused this injury?
ME: Yes, doctor, the injury was acquired in the line of duty, while carrying out manoeuvres as part of my job.
DOCTOR: <impressed> Ah, so you’re in the armed forces, then? Special ops, perhaps?
ME: No, I’m a fashion blogger. I take photos of myself wearing clothes. It’s a dangerous job, but someone has to do it!
DOCTOR: Right. I’ll just put it down as “accident as the result of stupidity,” shall I?
ME: If you could maybe give the skirt a mention, too? It was a particularly good one, you see, and I couldn’t believe how good a match it was for that J Crew cardigan my parents brought me back from the States!
Anyway, luckily for me, this conversation never came to pass, and I lived to twirl another day. I’m sure that one day when I’m old, though, I’ll sit in my rocking chair, saying, “Dagnammit! That old fashion blogging injury is playing up again! Sure sign a storm’s a-comin’! Damn knee was never the same again after that twirling incident!” (Because I will speak like a cartoon character when I’m old, obviously. And I’ll always be drunk. I’m actually quite looking forward to it…)
P.S. I’m not actually levitating in that first photo, by the way – I was in the process of spinning round, and one foot is still on ground! That’s probably how I busted my knee, now I come to think of it…
Now and Then:
NOW: ASOS skirt // J Crew cardigan // Moda in Pelle shoes
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