Stripes and a Secret
Yup, it’s that Topshop skirt again.
Well, I made such a fuss about buying it, I feel like I have to get my money’s worth, really. And I’m definitely doing that: although maybe not so well as I’m doing it with this H&M top, which I’ve worn so much now that I’m seriously thinking about buying a replacement for it, for the inevitable moment when I spill something on it and ruin it forever.
Speaking of which, one of the things readers ask me about my outfits is how on earth I manage to keep things clean, considering how many white things I wear. (And also considering how hideously clumsy I am, let’s be honest.) Well, people, today I will share my secret with you, although I have a feeling you’re going to be disappointed:
I wear a bib.
No, really, I wear a bib when I eat. I mean, it’s not an ACTUAL bib, obviously: it’s just a tea-towel, tied around my neck. Everyone who knows me refers to it as “Amber’s Bib” though (I feel the need to add here – and I really don’t know why – that it’s not the SAME tea towel every time. Like, I don’t have a special tea towel that’s been awarded ‘bib’ status, or anything like that. Glad we cleared that up.), and, embarrassingly, Terry has started to refer to it like that in front of other people. So we’ll be having dinner with someone, and they’ll bring out a plate of spaghetti, say, and Terry will be all, “Oh, Amber will need a bib for that.” And then everyone looks at me, like, “What is she, three?”
(I have a feeling I’ve just insulted a lot of 3-year-olds there. Because I’m pretty sure 3-year-olds have better success with not spilling stuff on themselves than I do…)
Anyway, that’s the secret to wearing pale colours when you’re clumsy: I have to say, though, it doesn’t always work, which is why another secret is to buy stuff in bulk. Like I should have done with this top*, which is now sold out on the H&M website, although I take comfort in the fact that I also have it in green. And black. And I quite fancy the yellow, but I’ll restrain myself. Or I’ll try, anyway.
In other news, you’ll probably be seeing these black shoe boots in every outfit post from now until May. Like you did LAST winter. Good job I took my own advice and DID buy a backup pair of those, huh?
Oh, before I forget: want to know what I wore with this outfit? (I’m just going to pretend you said ‘yes’ to that, by the way…)
Yes, it’s that black biker jacket again! Two times in one week: it must be love…
(*Actually, I’ve just remembered that I didn’t buy this top at all: it was a Christmas gift from my parents, which means it’s lasted 10 months now without me ruining it. I’ll have another star on my star chart tonight for sure…)[separator type=”thin”]