Why You Should Always Check
Turns out, sometimes a little hyper vigilance is a good thing. I never thought I'd say that, let alone write it. Our entire lives, we women are constantly being told to engage in a series of checks: visible panty lines, whether appliances have been turned off, whether someone is loitering in the shadows of the car park, whether you are wearing clean underwear in case there's an accident...the list is exhaustive and if you're like me, you realise at a certain point that such exercises are absolutely pointless and immediately stop giving a crap.
That said, every once in a while that little voice in your head tells you that you should just pay a wee bit more attention to something. That's the voice you actually need to listen to - that's the universe calling. That's the instinctive voice, as opposed to the hyper-anxious, socially-dictated one. Like when that little voice in your head tells you that even though you've been away at the conference for two days and really want to crack on with the 3 1/2 hour drive back home through the highlands before it gets dark, you really should stop in at that TK Maxx you saw downtown, just in case there's something good. You're tired and hungry from the conference where the food was rubbish and earlier they made you play with a Mr. Potatohead doll for a full hour (no, not kidding), but you do it anyway, because the voice says you should.
And that is how you come away with a £5 pair of Gerard Darel corduroy trousers that fit like a dream. All the things that work on your body are there: flat front, bootcut leg, a long inseam, and just the right length to wear with heels. You can make a groovy 70s-inspired look out of these without even trying. If fact, you can make it by pairing it with the exact same silk shirt you wore to the conference.
Gerard Darel corduroy trousers, similar / St. John silk shirt via eBay, similar / Sofft shoes (old), similar
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