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I bought a few new clothes on Monday (and yesterday), and they're not t-shirts or combats! My parents were moaning at me for dressing like a teenager, again, and I realised they had a point. I don't really know what grown-ups wear, though. But I have some jeans (for the first time in about ten years) and some jumpers, and stuff. Today I'm wearing a turquoise v-neck that's just such a nice colour... Thinking about it, it probably brings out my eyes, but I don't think I've looked in a mirror with my contact lenses in since I put it on.

Also, it's amazing what wearing clothes that actually fit, rather than that are several sizes too big and probably designed for a bloke in the first place, does for your figure.

But anyway. More ideas needed - what on earth do grown-up women wear when they're not doing professional clothes and not clubbing? Bearing in mind that I don't expose flesh and prefer dark colours, and anything fiddly is likely to confuse me... There is a reason that I've only worn t-shirts and combats for years, and it's that I'm both fussy and lazy.

I meant to mention the other day that my subconscious impressed me. Monday night, I think, I was knackered but I couldn't get to sleep. Eventually, I realised that the reason I couldn't get to sleep is because I'd left my phone, which I use as an alarm clock, in the living room, without the alarm set, and on Silent anyway. As soon as I'd retrieved it and set the alarm, I fell asleep straight away.

GOOD subconscious. Have a cookie.

I discovered yesterday that while I've been paying £15 a month for my contact lenses, SpecSavers do monthly disposables for £30 per six months. AND you can buy them online. Argh! I knew Optical Express were evil. So I have a SpecSavers appointment for Saturday. I might even manage to buy some glasses for the mornings and stuff, since the lenses are so much cheaper.

Icon in honour of having seen Father's Day again last night, and realising that although it's one of my least favourite eps of the first new series of Who, it's still head and shoulders above most of season two. Gah. Fingers crossed for Torchwood...next month! Whee!


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Sep. 17th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
Heh. Dammit.
Sep. 14th, 2006 12:27 pm (UTC)
I don't really know what grown-ups wear, though

Sorry, but unless at work, I am generally to be found in a pair of outdoor trousers and a T-shirt, and I've been old enough to be classified as an adult for quite a while now (unfortunately).

I do know people who get dressed up to the nines just to go shopping in Tesco. I still don't understand why.
Sep. 17th, 2006 11:54 am (UTC)
No, I definitely don't want to turn into one of the women who takes half an hour to get ready before she pops to the corner shop! Never understood that either.
Sep. 14th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Ooh, is Torchwood starting next month? Groovay!

As for clothes, I'm still in some confusion about it myself, but most shops will yield various pairs of 'casual trousers' - by which I mean ones cut from looser fabric than suit trousers, or with interesting details in terms of pockets, embroidery, colour etc. I then pair those will close-fitting T-shirts (skinny-fit are way more flattering than loose-fit) or jumpers. Seems to work for me! (Either that, or no-one is telling me it doesn't...)
Sep. 14th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
will = with, there. Obviously.
Sep. 17th, 2006 11:55 am (UTC)
Yes, I think I'm going to go for "not baggy" in the first instance. And you've reminded me I have a pair of purple trousers - OK, combats, admittedly, but they have pretty flowery embroidery up one leg. Haven't worn them for a while...
Sep. 14th, 2006 01:02 pm (UTC)
I wear jeans and fitted v-neck tops, mostly. Little cardigans or fairly fitted jumpers if it's cold. I think 'not baggy' is the main key to the difference between grown-up and teenager here...
Sep. 17th, 2006 11:56 am (UTC)
Wah, I like baggy...but I think you might be right. And wearing fitted clothes might embarrass me into exercising, too.
Sep. 14th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)
Well, don't make any generalisations from my dress sense, because I know it's not typical. :-) Incidentally, I've also never understood the distinction between "things you wear to work" and "things you wear outside work". I genuinely don't get why anyone would want to change as soon as they got home - why not just wear something smart but comfortable to work?

I wear a lot of elastic-waist trousers, sleeveless tops (mostly jersey or satin), ankle-length skirts, and a dupatta out of doors until it goes cool enough to need a jacket. If it is stupidly hot I generally wear a kaftan or a salwar kameez. In the winter (which I await with increasing yearning) I wear jumpers, generally close-fitting, though I do have the odd baggy one. I should prefer to wear more cardigans as they are easier to remove in the office, but there haven't been many around lately that I've liked, since there seems to have been a craze for zipped fronts and I much prefer buttons.

If I didn't work in this building I would also wear long-sleeved blouses in cooler weather, but the only chance I ever get to wear those is when on holiday during the winter months.
Sep. 17th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC)
Well, I don't really have to worry about "home" clothes and "work" clothes because we don't have a dress code at work, but I do tend to slob about in huge t-shirts and trackie bottoms if I don't have to go anywhere.

I had a look at the eastern clothes shop you linked to the other day, and I'm quite tempted by some of their tunic things!
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