I've only been gone for a week, and yet it feels like forever! If you caught my previous post you'll know that I recently moved house- oh my, I can definitely see why it's up there with divorce and exams as one of life's most stressful events. There's something disturbing seeing your whole life packed into boxes and bags, I won't be doing it again any time soon that's for sure. While I'm still internet-less until later this week, I've managed to get online for a few minutes by using the 3g on my phone as a hotspot for my Macbook. All very fancy stuff, but I have no idea how much I'm going to be charged so I'll keep it brief! Here's a guest post that I wanted to share, as someone that's overdressed 99% of the time it definitely rang true with me!
While everyone enjoys taking a break from the hairbrush and heels to rock a relaxed look now and then, taking it too far may land you in trouble. You may be up for walking the streets in your nightwear, but in 2010 some Tesco stores decided that such a state of undress could be deemed offensive. While the rules remain unclear on what exactly crosses the line, there are some situations where a minimum level of effort is definitely required.
Tesco have pretty much covered this one: if you don't want to risk the embarrassment of being asked to leave the supermarket before you've paid for your bread and milk, pyjamas are a big no-no. No one expects you to throw on a ball gown to grab your groceries, but at least trade the checked flannels for a pair of comfy joggers or jeans!
Your mum has seen you in any number of ghastly garments over the years, so it can be tempting to decide that she won't mind what you're wearing when you meet her for lunch. However, she's probably one of the only women aside from Anna Wintour who is capable of reducing your confidence in an outfit to shreds with a single stare. Avoid the raised eyebrows, pursed lips and arch comments by trading in your old jeans and trainers for one of the smart ladies' skirts from Isme and some stylish heels.
Popping to the pub
Catching up with friends over a drink in the local hardly merits your most creative and daring look. However, while you want to avoid looking too try-hard, don't settle for slobbery either. It might just be a casual night out, but you'll feel more confident if you put a bit of thought in, and your friends might even appreciate the effort. Besides, you never know who you're going to meet – should the man or woman of your dreams wander in, that extra five minutes of preparation will definitely pay off!