Well we went to see Soul Diva and Legend Gladys Knight (fortunately she didn't get her pips out) the other Saturday evening (it was a Christmas gift from The Husband 😘 - when July felt very far off!!!) Gladys was AMAZING, incredible how this very short, tiny 75 year old lady was able to blast out a sound that gave you goosebumps......so too The Manchester Apollo an old battered around the edges building that can still blast out a tune’ anyway in my haste to look glamorous for Gladys and not thinking straight I decided to wear a pair of gold strappy evening shoes. Great for walking from the car to a restaraunt 2 minutes away. Not so great if you have a husband who will not pay for car parking and parks miles away and then you want to dance and singalong like a lunatic to Gladys for an hour and a half. We had a great night with Gladys on top form all was well until I realised I now had to walk back to the car in the said strappy gold evening shoes ARGHHHHHH!!!! the pain and agony we go through just to look good and I'm not sure anyone even looked. My matching gold Malissa J wrist bag looked great though even if I say so myself.
My husband and I were invited to our friends joint surprise 50th birthday party last week. Unfortunately the week prior to the party had been very busy both at work and at home..So I hadn’t had time to work out what to wear. I didn’t have time to buy a new outfit and didn’t really want to anyway I’ve got loads of party clothes and don’t go to that many parties....I know it’s sad isn’t it 😂. So I opened theTardis that is my wardrobe, If Christopher Eccleston or David Tennant are in there I wish they would come out.....! Anyway I rifled through and fell upon a black trouser suit which I love, feel comfy in and can “dress up”. Next step ....Bag Heaven. Monton ...I got myself a fun and frivolous turquoise feather bag ....with turquoise earrings it looked fab! It made me feel good too, I think when you are a certain age 🤔 a fun bag can quickly and effectively update an outfit without looking too much like a “try hard”. The whole outfit looked completely different to when I last wore it and I felt good. Have a look at the photo and remember an old outfit in your wardrobe can soon have a completely different spin if you add new,fun accessories. Enjoy the wedding/party/Ascot season. 🥂
What happens to us? I’ve been selling bags for 30 years and at this time of year we are selling lots of prom, wedding and occasion bags and I am always shocked when customers who dress really well all year round, are smart, have great style and confidence loose the plot when choosing a bag for a special occasion! They stress so much about other people, what they might think, what they may wear,i f it suits the outfit and will it hold a pair of foldable shoes! Luckily I am used to it and we get the right bag for the right woman/outfit. NOT for the fashion police. We all have confidence issues at points in our lives for no apparent reason. I blame it on the media, they are pushing unrealistic images onto us (women of a certain age 😬) of body altered airbrushed actresses who lie throughout their back teeth when asked if they have had any “work done' the answer is always NO....REALLY you expect us to believe that. It’s too much pressure and wholly unnecessary we all look great and hand-on heart it’s something I have said for years “the right bag is always the finishing touch" Have a great bank holiday weekend Adele x