Thursday, August 26, 2010

new wear


This week I bought my final piece of Topshop uniform, these leather shorts. This was after a little second guessing in the fitting room and asking Eve (while she handed customers tags and manned fitting room) if 'Please be honest, are they a little bit obscene?' Thankfully I can count on Eve to be honest (its this honesty that when we first met prevented me from seeing just how brilliant and witty and amazingly deadpan she is). She kind of twisted her mouth and said 'they are a little bit. but only a tiny bit and that's probably because I'd feel uncomfortable if they were tight.' I thanked her, pondered and then realised that as I seem to be making a habit out of wearing vaguely inappropriate bottoms at the moment I may as well throw down the gauntlet and get these too. I concluded that come Autumn with a nice modest jumper and some thick tights they'd look somewhat less obscene and though I kind of got over my leather short moment a while ago there was something about these calling me back. I wore changed into them tonight after another successful run (50 minutes in the pouring rain which felt amazing) and tried them out whilst making a wholemeal pesto and feta pizza. For those of you curious they're one of those awkward Topshop sizes that sits in-between dress sizes and leaves you wondering which way to swing. I opted for the smaller, asking myself if leather has the ability to stretch. I shall report back when I know the answer.

On the subject of honest opinions in the fitting room, I know sometimes it can be scary admitting to someone if what they're trying on doesn't work but do. Otherwise you'll be inflicting onto them that awful moment when they return home with their goods and realise as they look into their own mirror that you told a porkie. And then you'll be in trouble. Besides, you'd always want to know the truth, wouldn't you?

16 comments:

MeLiZZa Video Blog said...

Happy New Wear

Clara said...

They're a couple of inches below butt cheeks...your good!

Emily and Abigail said...

lust lust lusting these shorts!! I've been searching for the perfect pair! love these ones :)

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WendyB said...

Gonna add you to my leather shorts post! I vote for non-obscene. Nothing's hanging out.

Fashion Queen said...

Cool pictures.

rouli said...

lovely shorts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wow!

keep visitin!

kiss

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Coco's Tea Party said...

OMG Stevie these look amazing!!! Like they were made for you.

I like leather shorts but I'm not sure they're really me (although you don't know until you try I guess) but these really are so so so Stevie! Glad you got them.

Also we need to catch up soon on your LFW plans - I do hope I see you. xxxx

Jasmin said...

this leather pants are so stunning!

Ally said...

Those aren't indecent at all, well I guess they could be, but with your style they are just super cool. Running in the rain is so wonderful, you feel like a superhero or something.

Jess said...

How strange. I just assume that everyone on in the internet is from some faraway land. & not Bristol...where all our genuine people-into-fashion seem to be imported.

Well hello & congrats on the run. Man I miss running. & also those shorts are amazing, we all need a little bit of the obscene in our lives!

young-shields said...

i'm major jel stevie. major. JEL. XX

lavelle said...

nice. they look good on. i got the tan leather skirt, loving a bit of ts leather at the mo

xx

ps did you sort out a transfer?

pumpkin said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh i've been wanting these shorts!
they look great :)




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Stefanie said...

they are facking amazing. Wear them every day!!!!!!

mhdbass said...

They'll look delicious with a very chunky woolly jumper in the winter. And awkwardly clompy boots, of course!

Annie said...

getting some