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I bought a skirt, woohoo!

(22 Posts)
NotQuiteCockney Sat 28-Jul-07 20:23:00

FCUK/Great Plains, at Bicester.

Knee-length, cotton, chocolate brown/white pattern with big stylised flowers. I'm hoping chocolate brown + white means it goes with all my green and red shirts, and will be more wearable than the rust one I'm struggling with.

But yes, I have a skirt!

JackieNo Sat 28-Jul-07 20:34:00

. No skull and crossbones ones around, then?

NotQuiteCockney Sat 28-Jul-07 20:37:22

No! They didn't have any!

Actually, it was speed shopping, I tried on two skirts and a top, could see why they were at Bicester Village (ok, the top just wouldn't go around my biceps ), and then grabbed this one and bought it. I like it, it fits, it's a flarey simple knee-length thing.

I just almost never wear skirts, but am going to quite a few drinks things with DH these days, and would like to be going out more, but find myself with very few 'going out' clothes.

JackieNo Sat 28-Jul-07 20:39:07

Yes, that's the problem with Bicester village type places. But the one you've got sounds lovely - might it encourage you to buy more skirts, do you think?

NotQuiteCockney Sat 28-Jul-07 20:57:58


Thing is, historically, skirts are tempting in summer, only my thighs chafe. They seem to have stopped that, lately, though.

And, also, I struggle with finding shoes I can wear with skirts, that don't bug me. But I am getting on with my Birkies now.

scattyspice Sat 28-Jul-07 21:00:23

NQC I only do skirts in winter as can hide legs in opaque tights and boots!

Budababe Sat 28-Jul-07 21:02:32

Skirt like that will be nice with brown Birkies (am a recent convert - LOVE them) and a brown t-shirt.

Sounds nice!

I really like brown and white.

Am in white cropped trsrs and a brown t-shirt and brown birkies myself today!

FrannyandZooey Sat 28-Jul-07 21:04:28

I opened this expecting it to be a thread I had started, for some reason

will you wear it on Tuesday?

MadEyemarthamooDy Sat 28-Jul-07 21:10:49

And I clicked on it, seeing your post F&Z, thinking it was that thread about those bloody awful unflattering skirts we both bought and sent back

FrannyandZooey Sat 28-Jul-07 21:13:44

Now moo did you send yours back also? I didn't remember what happened. What a swizz eh?

Budababe Sat 28-Jul-07 21:16:29

Actually F&Z i clicked on this expecting it to be you too!!!!

FrannyandZooey Sat 28-Jul-07 21:19:27

FrannyandZooey Sat 28-Jul-07 21:19:38


scattyspice Sat 28-Jul-07 21:20:32

Is there a skirt thing going on?

harpsichordcarrier Sat 28-Jul-07 21:20:42

yes I thought this was bound to be your thread too franster

FrannyandZooey Sat 28-Jul-07 21:26:56

there is always a skirt thing going on in my house

MadEyemarthamooDy Sat 28-Jul-07 23:52:34

I did send mine back - it gave me heffalump hips and an elephantine bum.

MrsJohnCusack Sun 29-Jul-07 00:51:33

re thighs chafing you can get silk knickers with longer legs that really help and are in the summer.

will try to remember website

Califrau Sun 29-Jul-07 02:28:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NotQuiteCockney Sun 29-Jul-07 07:11:28

Hmmm, I might be curious about fancy knickers, although my thighs seem to have sorted themselves out for the moment. (I know I could wear bicycle shorts stylee things under skirts, but that wouldn't really be cool.)

I might wear it on Tuesday, I think it will work on the bike.

NotQuiteCockney Sun 29-Jul-07 07:14:48

(Surely Frances buying a skirt would mean a thread title of 'I bought a skirt, again!'? Or words to that effect?)

I actually quite liked one of the skirts I didn't buy, well, I liked the print on it, but it was a very very strange skirt otherwise - no zipper, and I could only get it on over my head. Then, once on, I had two weird Japaneseish stylee belt things (different sizes), but no belt loops, and the skirt bulged weirdly with the belt on.

I quite like Bicester, though, everything is quite cheap, there are lots of interesting stores all next to each other, and I can just have a good look around and buy things low-risk. When still tubby from having DS2 I bought three trousers at Mexx for £5 each. When I was not tubby, I found only one of them suited me, but that was fine.

MrsJohnCusack Sun 29-Jul-07 08:38:24

ok this is the website although I'm sure there are similar things available elsewhere

not cheap, but not outrageously expensive either. You can get the silk & cotton knickers with a bit of a leg, or the short johns in pure silk. Lovely

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