Mummy tells me that she used to have a big job. The kind of job that required her to wear snappy little suits and high heels. I can’t see any evidence of it, unless you count the hot pink mini-skirt I found at the back of her cupboard once when I was playing the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
No, from what I can make out, Mums have a kind of uniform. It involves jeans (or leggings on Weightwatchers days – apparently they weigh less) with some kind of longish top that doesn’t cling too much. Comfy shoes – she draws the line at the kind that come from the catalogues that have begun to appear on our doormat, but you know ladies a FitFlop may have the odd jewel, but it is still basically just a comfy shoe!
I have recently acquired some fashion acumen myself, as it happens, and the latest copy of Girl Talk is never far from my side. So when Mummy asked me to help her pick out some Joe Browns dresses to review I immediately identified two that are just a bit different from her usual style.
The first was described as a very flattering dress – music to Mummy’s ears and she couldn’t wait to get it on. In fact, she was so keen to model it that she wouldn’t even wait for the sun to shine, and declared a BBQ day:
What do you think? Flattering? Good in the rain? Good for a BBQ? I described it as “swishy” and the when pushed, the Bug said it was “ideal for a conference!” Watch your back Gok!
I chose the next dress because of the really funky design, and the lush deep pink colour. Made from a really nice heavy cotton, she looked really good in it. I despair at her inability to wear make-up on holiday, and there is no face-cream that can halt the descent of her face, but all that is excusable when you have such a fab dress:
The perfect holiday dress, it went to my talent show, to the beach, and sightseeing. And it turns out it is the perfect dress for handling a grumpy toddler with style!