I can't afford the knee surgery so yesterday I tried out the new Midi- length skirt, it was a black wool one by Toast worn with a dark grey neat fitting cardigan a la Mad Men. To say I looked and felt frumpy all day was a bit of an understatement. Out of my comfort zone and hating the way the skirt hit right where my calf is at its fattest (thanks Dad for letting me inherit those gams). Maybe I should have worn them with some midi heels rather than flat patent ballet pumps but to top it all I had for some unknown reason managed to put on a pair of maternity tights! Hell I had puddles of wrinkles around my cankles all day! Nora Batty eat your heart out.
I only realised during a trip to the loo that the tights had a extra stretchy tummy panel - there was me thinking "have I lost weight, why is this so loose on me?" Ladies if you ever want to think yourself thin - put on a pair of maternity tights! They went straight into the bin when I got home. Never again.... I thought I had gotten rid of every bit of maternity wear 17 months ago! 3 tots is more than enough. And why was yesterday so lovely, sunny and warm? - I totally sweltered and got very hot and bothered.
Today I wore a black Uniqlo skater skirt with the hem length just hitting below my knees. I must have lost my style mojo as I teamed in up with an Urban Outfitter navy and red stripe long sleeve-T, grey lacy tights and black ankle boots. Yes I got dressed in the dark :-(
I haven't a clue how to work the new longer skirt length - things were so much more easier with a mini. Kate at Make Do Style and Julie B at The Sardine Tin I'm going to grin and bear it and let the world see my saggy baggy knees. XXX twosp