Anyway, over the last couple of weeks I've treated myself to lots of magazines and have pored over all the ‘What’s Hot for Autumn' articles and pictures.
“The fact that there are only 14 more Thursdays until Christmas?”
I’m not even going to respond to that depressing suggestion.
“Is it the thought of kicking through the autumn leaves looking all wistful and romantic in your new clobber?”
“Is it because that Alan Carr Chatty man is back with a new series?”
Damn! Note to self - must set series link.
Anyway, as none of you could guess, I’ll put you out of your misery.
It's because I won’t have to faff around with fake tan anymore. My verging-on-blue legs will be hidden under jeans, trousers or opaque tights from now until April 2015. Woo-hoo!
I have used the same brand of fake tan for years now. This is because it’s a great colour for me (not too dark or orange) and makes my skin feel really soft. But oh my giddy aunt, the stink! I truly hate it. I put it on before bed and as it ferments, the whole bed (and room) smells like gone-off malt loaf. And what’s more, Mr. B is actually allergic to it (the lotion not the loaf!). You might suggest that if I was a really nice person I would probably stop using it completely and put his health first. Moving on…
So, what about the new trends then? Well, red is big news. As is tartan, over the knee boots, duster coats, metallics, snakeskin print – I could go on. But the trend that has my spidey senses tingling this week is fantastic fake fur! It’s everywhere and in lots of colours and finishes.
Look at this lush offering from Gucci. And it’s only £3,700. Cough, splutter.
However, I have good news for those who don’t have that kind of clothing budget. Look at these ‘Teddy’ coats I spotted in Asda last week. Aren’t they cute? They come in cream, blue and pink. And although they resemble the matted hair of a very loved Barbie doll, they are, as the name suggests, soft as your favourite teddy bear. Aaaw. And what’s more, wait for it - they are £3,675 cheaper than Gucci!
And whilst looking through my winter wardrobe, I also discovered this jumper that was bought for me last year. It’s got a high sheen to it and just a few sequins that makes it a nice dressy option but is uber soft and cosy too.
Oh, damn it – I’ve just realised that I’m going to have to fake tan again for the above mentioned party. Maybe I could be a nice person and get the bed ready in the spare room?
Top or bottom bunk Mr. B?