Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Colour

When October showed her frostier side, it was time to brave Garmentia, Goddess of the flat pack wardrobe.

"Where have you been? When was the last time you had a clear out? Why am I still expected to house your old maternity tops, and you still think you can wear shorts?"

Garmentia had a weighty point to make. And she went on...

"Throw it all out NOW," she demanded, "I have never ever felt so humiliated, so debased! I'm from IKEA you know, I deserve better." (this wardrobe definitely has ideas above its station)

So I opened the doors and rummaged through the items on my shelf. Well it wasn't so much of a rummage, more of a cursory glance - it isn't exactly piled high with clothes. I was shocked by the lack of knitted seasonal warmers.Winter is coming and I only have two workable jumpers, and other than these sorry limp looking maternity tops, I have no long sleeve vests, or blouses, or sweat shirts, nothing.

Don't ask me why but until last week, I was still braving the damp air, icy droplets, plummeting temperatures in summer t-shirts and a thin cardigan shielded by a nearly warm jacket.

As I said, until last week, when I set out on a focused shopping expedition with just one item on my list; jumpers. Equipped with my debit card and a handbag sized bottle of water, the Westfield Centre welcomed me with open arms, and I went to work on mission woollen-chenille-cashmere mix. Now usually I have a miserable time shopping for clothes; my legs are too short or The Pendulati, my cumbersome breasts, make everything look plain wrong. Not on this occasion. Garmentia must have had favourable words with the other shopping Gods, Nextonia, Gapeodite, Markus-Spencus. There was an abundance of items and colour to choose from, and ... and I frivolously blew my savings, birthday money, Younger Dad's hard earned cash on not one but seven jumpers.

Now I tend to clothe myself in muted tones but this time I ventured into unknown territory; splashes of pink, orange and red highlighted the usual blues, greens, purples and greys. It felt good to have dipped my toes in new, brighter shades. And as you can see, I bought stripes, lots of cheery, cheeky stripes.    

Spot the odd one out

When I returned home I folded each jumper neatly upon the alter of Garmentia. She sighed approvingly...

"I feel like a wardrobe again. Thank you my dear!"

And I felt sweet relief that this winter I will neither feel drab nor dreary nor cold.

Linking up with The Gallery - this week's theme is colour.  

34 comments:

  1. Well done you! The colours look lovely and more importantly warm. You should compare notes with Helloitsgemma. Now there's a lady who likes a stripe.

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    1. Thank you! I'm very pleased with my stripes - they've really perked me up!

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  2. I hear your wardrobe's wise words, your choices of knitwear are very pleasing to my eyes and I can almost feel their soft folds. All senses catered for. Thank you x

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    1. Very glad your eyes were pleased - my wardrobe speaketh a lot of sense!

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  3. Absolutely LOVE your take on the theme. Nice choices, and glad that Garmentia approves! xx

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    1. Thank you - yes, Garmentia is a very happy lady! X.

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  4. Nothing like a good wardrobe clearout and as a fellow stripe-addict ... 'chapeau' for your new buys.

    P.S. I think we may be of the stature ... massive boobs and short legs. Not that easy to dress.

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    1. Exactly - and thank you! I mostly dread shopping trips - my figure isn't easy to please. I concur - Big boobs + short legs = not a great mix!

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  5. Loving the colour! Stripes are very 'in' this season you know....glad your wardrobe approved ;)

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    1. Thank you - really? Good to feel on trend then - my wardrobe is very happy :o).

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  6. Lovely choices - Stripes have a habit of making me look wider than I am so I try to avoid them!

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    1. Thank you - they make me look a little wider too but I just couldn't resist!

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  7. If there is a Greek goddess of shopping you certainly fit the bill on your expedition. Well done. And keep warm!

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    1. Well, it's nice to imagine that I do! Currently wrapped up warm!

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  8. Oh fantastic!
    and I do love a stripe! well done. great choices.
    lovely post - just fab.

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    1. Thank you Gemma - it was fun writing it. Loving stripes this year.

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  9. I am glad to see someone is as addicted to stripes as I am. They are like a magnet to my iron filings filled mind. A wardrobe re-stock is always a wondrous thing!

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    1. Loving them this year! And I truly concur - a wardrobe re-stock is a wondrous thing indeed :o).

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  10. This was a great read as well as an excellent gallery post. Hope you enjoy wearing your new jumpers this winter.

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    1. Thank you very much indeed! I am currently wearing two jumpers - it's that cold in my flat today!

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  11. Hurrah for Garmentia, and I quite agree with her..out with the old limp maternity tops! Love the stripes and the colour. Perfect for the festive season and for providing cheer on those dreary january days. x

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    1. Yes she did very well at pushing me into a much needed shopping trip! I feel rather happy in my stripes! X.

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  12. Ha! I should do the same. Nothing like a bit of colour to brighten up the place (and mood).

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    1. I have to say, I am really liking my new Winter wardrobe :o).

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  13. Well done and what fab colours x

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  14. Brilliant colours! I still can't bring myself to do mine...I REAAAALLLY need to as well. I am never going to fit into those size 8s ever again. (I can look at them still though, right?)

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    1. Thank you! Shopping has defo become more of a challenge after becoming a mum - I am still wistful at size 10!

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    1. Me too - thank you for popping over to comment!

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  16. Good for you. So glad you're getting yourself together and that you will be warm this winter X

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I'm all decked up with boughs of holly and stripes - sorted for Christmas. X.

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