Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Bad Habits Die Hard...

Ok, so I'm awful. I use shopping to procrastinate, and today I let myself loose on M&S and Topshop... I was planning a film inspired blog-post, not another testament to my non-stop(ped by recession) consumption, but it wasn't to be...

I have to admit, although I love shopping for scarves and skirts - the easy things - there are some things that scare me shi*less, and I do far less often. Those things would be trousers, all-in-ones and underwear... 

My body just doesn't DO normal sizing. 

I think this may be something to do with the fact that though I LOOK top heavy, it is in fact my thighs that make everything difficult. That and the strange fact I am not an apple or a pear or an hourglass, but a butternut squash... You know... Out (boobs) In (waist) Out (spare tire) In (between hips and thighs) Out (arse and thighs) Down. Oh, and my body is far too long: my waist is far higher than looks natural. Arrrghhhh!!! It may seem silly, but it is rather annoying... 

I suppose we all have hang-ups.

So M&S - necessary and annoyingly unproductive. I needed new all-purpose bras and ended up with none but did get a push-up bra (trust me - don't need one, didn't want one, but it was on sale and I don't actually have one, so maybe it'll be useful?), a nightie that I wish was wearable as a dress as it's such a pretty colour, and a nightie that Is wearable as a dress and will be appearing on here very soon.

So underwear nightmares aside, I did have a mission in Topshop. I've been wanting a playsuit/jumpsuit/romper for AAAAAAAAAAAAAAGES, and I decided today would be the day to try a few on... 

I first fell in love with one with straps (currently on the Topshop website here) which unfortunately had annoying moulded cups that on neither the 10 nor the 12 fitted my curves, despite the rest of the suit fitting fine. The 14 was taking the mick a bit, so I decided it wasn't to be.

Then I found one (currently up on the Topshop website here) that I never would normally look twice at... But it's just too cute! Ok, so the lack of straps = no bra, and the shorts are a bit shorter than I usually like, but I just couldn't leave it! Extravagant, perhaps, but - weather permitting - I foresee days out on the backs reading in this cute little thing. Or nights in hot sweaty clubs hehe. (Please excuse the shameless changing room posing... And the scaaaaary winter legs!)

I reckon one could wear it over a tee and cyan or burgundy tights anyway (with different shoes lol), so I'm very much looking forward to road-testing it over the next few weeks. A welcome distraction from dissertation stress... As much as I love the Venerable Bede and visible traces of Christianisation in the landscape, outfit creation is a much more satisfying way to pass time ;-D 

I also got some darling tights - a pair of floral ones and some in ballerina pink... Both fill holes in my tights collection, so I don't feel too bad about that one ;-) 
Slightly less self-and-shopping-centred tomorrow... Honest!

Xxxc

P.s. I've added myself on bloglover... I use googlereader, but I know some people use this...

18 comments:

Alice X said...

omg i wish they had top shop in canada. this stuff looks awesome!

alicexinwonderland.blogspot.com

Lily said...

*gasp* Floral Tights!?!? I NEED! Are you going to wear them with the playsuit? I think the clashing patterns and the OTT-ness of it all could be FABULOUS!

I want to go shopping so badly. I haven't bought anything in FOREVER but I have $0. :(

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

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I'm in love.

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Tabby said...

The playsuit looks great! Shopping can be such a chore when nothing fits, but finding something that looks so great makes it all worth it. I struggle because I am petite with tiny arms and legs, but my legs are long compared to my body and I have really wide hips. the thought of shopping for jeans makes me want to cry, but dresses I love because they are easy. Enjoy your new purchases :o)

Victoria C said...

Those tights AND the play suit are both to die for. I am so jealous, I wish there was topshop in Canada! xxo

hande said...

thank u so much for ur lovely comment ...ur skin is amazing and love ur jumpsuit it suits u perfect!

Couture Carrie said...

So cute! GReat name for a blog too!

xoxox,
CC

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

cool tights! i'd love a jumpsuit too but need to find one in dark shades as they suit me more, topshop do have some great ones though :)

Twobreadsplease said...

The romper looks so pretty on you! Love the tights too. x

Maverick said...

Hehe, the floral tights are way cool. I love topshop! :D

xoxo, mavi

Raych said...

Dude, praising those floral tights. I know what you mean with the shopping though, I have boobs that a pretty big for my body. Tops are just a process of trial and error. Same goes for jeans and pants, skinny ankles and thicker thighs.

indigotangerine said...

I need a topshop in Washington. I can't justify buying things online that i can't try on first. I love shopping for tights too. Its easy and they give you limitless new ways to mix up outfits.
-indigo

hanna said...

the tights and playsuit are divine! you look adorabblleee. :D

FindCottage.ca said...

A little self-indulgence can never hurt! :) I'm loving the jumpsuit from Topshop. It seems to fit perfectly :)
xoxo
Mimi

DaisyChain said...

Wow, I LOVE the playsuit on you. I think from the sounds of it our bodyshapes are similar, I have such a hard time finding clothes to fit all areas!

Mary said...

I dont fit into conventional sizing either! I understand!

I'm so jealous, i loved Mark & Spencer so muchh

modern antoinette said...

I think you have a great body!! you look gorgeous.

And those floral tights are a must have!!!

xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Stacy said...

I wish we had a topshop on the west coast.