Yep, that’s me. In front of my closet. The photo is bad, but I couldn’t be bothered to take another, a better one. Because – and that’s very obvious: I already feel uncomfortable. My arms pressed against my body, my hair covering the cleavage … and what the hell happened to my legs? I couldn’t look any clumsier. The reason is simple: it’s the top.
Let me tell you something: There are people, real bargain hunters, who score the coolest stuff during sales. And there is me. I saw that Thomas Wylde top on sales, unbelievable 70% off. It has this funny urban camouflage print, it’s made of two kinds of silk – the back is transparent, the front is… erm not transparent. On both sides it has a zipper from the top all the way down. And frills. The whole box-shaped, frilled camouflage construction is held by two super thin straps.
I knew that sleeveless thin strapped tops don’t suit me. I also knew that side-frills make me look chunky. But 70% off – and I was sold.
Note to myself: stop buying on sales. The small-sized stuff is already gone anyway, and big discounts or low prices trick my ability to judge if something looks good, different or just ill-fitting. Sigh.
(By the way: I do have other pants, but these are obviously my favourites.)