Thanks to my height, I’m generally noticeable in a crowd. Instead of shying away from it, I have accepted it as a part of who I am. It means I can be seen at the bar. It means on a night out, in my heels, men look up at me in awe. It means I can spot my girls across a crowded room/shop/club. It means I don’t get stepped on, I get a little extra wiggle room in a crowd.
It also means that my outfits shine out quite brightly, and none more so than my more outlandish wardrobe choices.
This includes my fabulous (and I’m totally within the luvvie realms to say fahhh-bulous) faux fur gilet.
Bought for £10…oh yes, you read it right….£10 reduced from £80 on a sale rail in dear old Topshop.
Others had shied away from such a loud and large purchase. But not me..it was perfect for a large and loud lady.
I brought it home, so excited with my purchase, but dreading having to show P. He was already tutting about the amount of coats/jackets/wraps I own.
As soon as I strutted in the living room, flicking my hair like a supermodel, wrapped in genuine muppet fur, he burst out laughing. ‘You look like a wookie!’
I totally rocked it to work today, its first official outing, despite it being May and quite warm. I knew that the kids would love it. ‘It’s like hugging a Polar Bear!’ ‘You look like a Yeti!’ They loved being able to try something a bit crazy on and out of their comfort clothing zone. Not only that, they got to see how easy it is to be confident, even though everyone has something to say about what you are wearing. Something that I know a lot of young people struggle with.
I can’t wait till I can wear my VERY bizarre wellies into work!