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.

Thanks voice.




Gerard Darel corduroy trousers, similar / St. John silk shirt via eBay, similar / Sofft shoes (old), similar

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  1. Is it wrong that I *want* to go to a conference where we play with Mr. PotatoHeads? ;-)

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    1. Having been on both sides of the equation I feel that I can say that yes, it is indeed wrong. Mind you, where I fall down is that I am told in what way I must play with Mr. Potatohead. If I were given Mr. Potatohead and left to my own devices for an hour, I would be happy as a clam. It is when I am told that I must engage in mandatory fun (or "fundatory", as we used to call it in the Air Force), that is when I feel the burn.

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  2. Great post, it resonates perfectly well with me! Love the pants, the cut is very flattering!
    FF

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  3. hahaha...love that last photo. You got me Kirstin...all sorts of scenarios played in my head....stopping at TK Maxx, not one of them, LOL. Anyway, I agree, perfect trousers for you!

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  4. Great pants! LOVE the jewelry!
    -Stephanie
    http://positivelystephanie.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those pants are fantastic on you. Perfect fit and I love the white button-down with them!

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  6. This is going to sound really weird and please don't freak out but I was shopping in H&M the other day in Inverness and I saw you! I really wanted to say 'hi' but I felt like a complete stalker and tried really hard to pretend I was all cool and not in the least but excited. I wish I'd said 'hi' but I was worried you'd think I was a weirdo. I'm not, honest :-)

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    1. OMG I wish you had said hello! I would have been thrilled! How hilarious that you saw me IN the TK Maxx that I was talking about in this post as well. There is no WAY that I would think you were a weirdo. I'm the weirdo. If it happens again, so NOT hesitate, and I'm so glad that you are reading! that's a pretty great TK Maxx you've got there in Inverness....

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  7. I swear I write comments and they just go *poof* into the interwebs...

    Score on the pants!

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  8. Gosh, that conference sounds a bit much, but excellent score on the pants. I thought from the title that the post would be about plaid!

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  9. Wow I cant believe I have some similar pants but they are very old from Forever 21. I may after find them and wear a similar outfit! Very cute and I love your rings!

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