Today is a huge day for us. All being well we'll be collecting the keys to our house this afternoon. Ruby has her settling in session at her new nursery this morning too.
Even though the end is in sight, I know it will still be a while before we're fully moved in and unpacked. My suitcase of summer clothes I've been dragging around is no longer serving me so well, so I nipped to the charity shop to see if I could pick up anything more seasonal.
First up, I got this nice knee kick Per Una skirt. Not sure about the velvet ribbon trim - that might have to go, as it's a little twee for me, but still will be a great skirt with a woolly pully and a pair of boots. It cost me £3.50.
Next I spotted this Zara dress.
It was labelled as a size Medium. Now that dress has either seriously shrunk or I've been piling on a few more pounds than I realised. With only a side zip under the arm, I was not a pretty sight trying to squeeze myself into it, but I did eventually succeed. It's definitely a wiggle dress, but I think I need to lose a bit of the jiggle before I can pull it off - literally, you should have seen me try to get it off again!!
I also picked up this plain long sleeved brown tee, which I thought I could wear under the aforementioned dress, along with a pair of chunky knit tights. Now I'm not so sure I'll fit anything underneath it!
And finally, my favourite purchase, a pair of tan coloured Top Shop cowboy boots for a fiver.
I loved these so much. In fact there was also a pair of black Office cowboy boots in the same shop. Myself and Ruby discussed this at length and decided that Daddy wouldn't be too impressed if I bought both, so we settled on the brown ones.
When he came home and saw them his reaction was to shout (loudly) "Yeeee-ha Grandma". He assures me this is a well known expression and was in no way directed at my advancing years and sudden crop of grey hair. I'm not so sure.
Ruby now takes great delight in running around shouting "Yee-ha Grandma" everytime I put them on. Which is mildly amusing soon I suspect to be very irritating.
What do you think. Is there an age limit to dressing as a cowgirl?
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