I am enjoying Dress Up Friday’s, a nice way to end the week. Today’s outfit is mainly older pieces: a dress 4 years old, bomber from 2019 and navy boots from 2018 worn with a new cross body bag that is my constant companion on my long walks to count my steps on my iPhone.

I have been out and about a little more this week as our social distancing restrictions are being eased. To a routine doctors appointment (mammogram, ouch!) but also more fun, to support some of my local retailers and walks or catch up with a small circle of friends. We are experiencing cooler temps as we approach our winter solstice.

When I bought this dress (online from the US at a deep discount) I was disappointed after trying it on. It just did not look how I imagined it would. I have to remind myself that how things look on willowy models is not how they will look like me, one of the perils of online shopping without the opportunity of returns. I have worn it, but never loved it. Putting it on today, I like it more now than before and appreciate it more because it is well made, comfy, washes up well and just easy to wear. I 'saved' it because it was too good to wear at home, so that is now changing with this working from home which for me will continue for at least another 4 weeks. I can see me wearing it more now than ever before.

Covid is making me ‘shop my closet’ which is such a good thing as I rediscover items in my wardrobe that perhaps are working better for me now than ever before, being a bit nicer than my former casual clothing.

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