Louche Luxe Kienna Matt Satin Skirt

A stripe skirt and a random act of stupidity

full stripe midi skirt

full stripe midi skirt
navy and white stripe midi skirt

Louche Luxe Kienna Matt Satin Skirt with Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps and Collectif bardot sweaterFollowing on from yesterday’s post, and in a bid to get back into the writing-about-my-life habit again, let the record show that the day I wore this skirt (which was a very kind gift from the people at JOY the Store), was the first dry day in roughly 1,000 years, and Terry and I were on our way to dinner with Terry’s family.

I know, you’re already riveted by this, aren’t you? Don’t worry, it gets even better…

Once we got home, I took off the skirt, and the petticoat I was wearing underneath to give it some extra volume (to be honest, this skirt doesn’t actually NEED the extra volume, but every little helps, doesn’t it?), and got changed into my scruffiest jeans, to do some cleaning. There was just one problem: my beloved steam cleaner was broken. Actually, it had been broken for over a week at that point: I just hadn’t done anything about it (other than whining to Terry, obviously), because the only thing I could think to do was to just take it out of the cupboard every so often, press the button on the handle that releases the steam, and hope it would have miraculously fixed itself.

But it hadn’t.

Exasperated, I took it to Terry, and dumped it on the ground next to him. “I’m just about to throw this in the bin,” I said, “Because it’s broken beyond repair, and nothing can be done to fix it! Unless, of course, something can be done to fix it?”

Terry sighed and picked up the steam cleaner – which, by the way, he has never actually used, because I don’t let other people play with my toys. He looked at it for a few seconds, then looked up at me.

“You do know there’s an ON/OFF switch” on the front of this, right?” he said. “And it’s switched OFF right now?”

Er, no. I did NOT know that. I mean, I MUST have known it at SOME point, obviously, because I presumably must have set the switch to the ON position: my best guess is that I’d just left it like that ever since, though, working on the assumption that all I had to do was plug the thing in, and it would magically work.

That’s NOT all you have to do, though. No, you ALSO have to switch the damn thing on, and that, my friends, had been my big mistake here. So I switched it on, and sure enough, it worked like a dream: and then I had to just try to back out of the room slowly, hoping to God that Terry would not ever mention this random act of complete and utter stupidity again, but knowing with utter certainty that he will probably torment me with it for the rest of my life. GOD.

Just to prove that I’m not the MOST stupid member of our household, though, remember how I said I’d taken off my skirt and petticoat? Well, I’d dumped the petticoat (which is one of those white tulle numbers that looks absolutely enormous when you put it down somewhere) on one of the office chairs temporarily, and when I came back into the room to collect it, I discovered Rubin standing at the chair, wagging his tail enthusiastically, and giving excited little barks at it. From his behaviour, we deduced that Rubin thought I was the petticoat – or that it was ME, rather. I didn’t know whether to be flattered (I mean, if you’re going to be mistaken for an item of clothing, I guess a petticoat is quite a glamorous one to be, no?) or offended, but in the end I settled on just being grateful that it helped distract Terry from the whole ‘Steam Cleaner’ incident for a few seconds.

And that’s what happened The Day I Wore the Skirt.

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Louche Luxe ‘Kienna’ matt satin skirt c/o JOY the Store; Collectif sweater; Christian Louboutin shoes

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  • Žanete


    Rubin must have been very surprised to see you coming into the room if he thought that you were already there. 😀

    August 1, 2016
  • If it helps, I once bought a new laptop because I thought my old one was completely dead and wouldn’t turn on.
    Actually I hadn’t turned the wall socket on when I plugged it in so the battery was just dead.
    Stupidity can be expensive.

    August 1, 2016
  • Oh that is so something that I would / have done!!! The skirt is pretty lovely though 🙂 x

    August 1, 2016
  • Jaynie


    The first cell phone I had, as a teen I left on constantly, and usually charged it before the battery died, so it has never turned itself off…until it did. We got so far as to ask for help at the shop! “Yes, ladies, this is a power button…”

    I don’t think my mum and I stopped laughing about that one for several hours!

    August 1, 2016
  • Haha your dog thought you were a petticoat! That is one of my favourite dog stories so far, thanks for that 😀

    August 1, 2016
  • When we use to live in a rental place and was tidying up the place before we handed back the keys to the landlord, my husband and I) both thought the vacuum cleaner was broken. It turns out we needed to put a hoover bag in. lol

    August 1, 2016
  • Something like that happens to me all the time, really.
    One day I thought my car broken. In the end, only the steering wheel lock was activated – ooops.

    Oh, and Rubin is just too cute! What a funny story. 😉

    Many hugs,
    Sandra <3

    August 1, 2016
  • Myra


    Glad you’re back to writing about your life, very funny. I love that skirt

    August 1, 2016
  • Nickolina Jacoby


    Your global confession defused his potential teasing about it and most of us can relate to the situation because we have done something similar.

    August 1, 2016
  • Loved the post. Don’t feel so bad about it, our son tried in vain to use our lawnmower for the very first time. It has the same problem, figuring out where the ON switch is. As you could pull the ripcord time after time and never get it started. I’m glad to hear that you were able to save your beloved skirt, for it looks great..


    August 1, 2016
  • Sophikita


    I like reading your blog due to your funny writing style, little stories like this are great but you also make outfit posts etc more “personal” just by your take on them 🙂

    August 2, 2016
  • This is an outfit I love! So then keep it on! Love the skirt!

    August 3, 2016
  • Miss Kitty


    Hello Amber, I got a notification from Bloglovin to say you had a new post up, but it doesn’t appear on your blog? Do posts sometimes get deleted, or am I just missing something? The post was Things I Learned About Money at University, or something like that.

    August 4, 2016