Monday, 14 June 2010

MDS goes shopping and cleans up her act

I know shopping! It was quite shocking, I'd forgotten what it was like. Normally I'm with a client or getting items for a rail or compiling a list for someone. Not only have I been good but I've had no time either. However the petit garcon was in need of shorts and he made pleasant company while I took items from my rail back.

I've taken inspiration from That's Not My Age and embraced granny chic in the form of wedge sandals from M&S. Having recently product tested nearly every single shoe in their new range I realised that stomping around London in a 'comfy' pair of wedges that give height but cushion your feet seem like a good idea.

The M&S Footglove range (serious granny credentials) and Autograph have some very Chloe-esque wedges. At £45 it makes economic sense to grab some granny action and not blow the budget. In addition I discovered M&S's own range coconut body butter that is cheaper than the Bodyshop and also there was a 3 for 2 offer on. Then ....finally I broke the knicker drought.

I've made no effort in respect of time or parting with folding to get some much needed new knickers. I cannot begin to admit the disgrace that has been my knicker drawer for the last few years. Once again good old M&S (it feels nice to have the love back for M&S) have lovely well priced cotton pants galore to choose from and so I did. Proper grown up now. Don't read on if you have no patience for someone who shares too much information...

The M&S booty, l to right granny wedges, coconut body butter and new packs of pants.

Close up of the soon to be street pounding wedges. I will wear with my flared jeans or khaki rolled up skinny chinos.

Okay, don't panic they are clean but are evidence of how falling apart I was in the knicker department. I feel like a new women now I've admitted to my underwear failing. I did actually lecturer a lovely model on Saturday on the need of having a flesh thong, brief and boyfit short with her for shoots; while crossing my fingers behind my back in the knowledge that knickers really weren't my forte.

Out! Worn out and being dumped. I will use them as dusters first before I bin them. Thrift before wastage.

23 comments:

  1. Glad to see you've embraced granny chic! And thanks for the mention. I am the guilty owner of a disgraceful knicker drawer too - my pants are so tatty I wouldn't even use them as dusters - must do something about that, soon.

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  2. Dusters! my pants could only be used for flossing !!
    Actually I am a boy short fan too, you are so right about a flesh coloured thong everyone needs one.
    Looking forward to hearing how comfortable the shoes are, that is always a nightmare.. what to wear on your feet in the city xx

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  3. Speaking of which - could you suggest anywhere I could get some skinny chinos for rolling up, not too expensive? Jess Cartner-Morley mentioned Gap, but they didn't seem to have any. (I'm in Manchester, by the way...)

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  4. I'm amazed at how expensive knickers can be - designer labels charge a fortune for even the plainest pair of undies. I never thought I'd say it, but you really can't beat M&S on the knicker front (unless you go commando of course!)

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  5. I love me some granny chic but it drives my sister nuts

    http://brightgreenlaces.com

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  6. I love buying new pants. I hve some pretty horrid ones in my drawer too...

    Nothing like a good bit of over sharing!

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  7. Isn't it cathartic to chuck out old knickers? I hate buying new ones, they're soooo expensive.
    Loving those Granny wedges.
    Vix
    xxx

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  8. I must say I usually love M&S for underwear, but they've started doing odd stuff with their bras. And A cup now is bigger than a B cup and it's all very confusing.

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  9. I need some new knickers too!!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  10. I had an undie cull when I bought lots of new ones from the Sonia Rykiel for H&M range, very satisfying chucking out the thread bare ones!

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  11. Definitely not an pantie expert either. But I really like ahnky pankies. not sure they have them here, but the things are amazing! Its like you're wearing nothing at all! x LZ

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  12. Is it wrong that I don't see what's so granny about those wedges?

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  13. hahahaha so funny, undies can make you feel like a new woman!
    www.indramaticfashion.com

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  14. I love M & S at the moment and those wedges would look fab with that ubiquitous Stella McCartney denim skirt.
    Just booked tickets for Wednesday's event at the Hard Day's Night Hotel - looking forward to it!

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  15. You're so brave to put you old pants on show! LOL

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  16. cute cute shoes!

    xx
    AZD
    www.xAZDdesign.com

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  17. I LOVE M&S undies. I don't buy any in New Zealand - I get my grandmother to post them to me from the UK. My undies have major air miles. Hehe!

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  18. Am waiting for the right pair of wedges . . . they look so proper this summer!

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  19. I wish I could get my hands on some wedges like that! What a great find!

    I vote you skip the duster phase altogether with those pants and bin 'em!

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  20. Those shoes look perfect for actual, you know, walking.
    Ah..and there is nothing like nice new knickers.

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  21. The content of this post was very entertaining. New underwear is bliss. And well done for sticking your neck out and challenging over the comment on Sister Wolf's blog.

    Hannah

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  22. My best tip for everyday knickers if you like boy shorts is Peacocks. 95% cotton (check the label, I've been caught out with polyester once!) 5% elastane, plain but a good cut with a lace trim, £5 for 3 pairs. I've bought loads of what my friend calls "after dark" knickers over the years by Damaris and Coco de Mer all from Ebay at a fraction of the price.

    By the way I am following your wardrobe clear out instructions to the letter tomorrow. I have them saved on my laptop. My girlfriend is coming to help. It's totally out of control in there! And I have a walk in wardrobe... You'd be proud of me though I buy 95% of my clothes for next to nothing on Ebay. I rarely enter a clothes shop because I go too mental with all that temptation xx

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