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Friday, February 22, 2013


Well, not quite, because it looks a bit shapeless hanging up there. But yesterday I went shopping for some work clothes and bought the first dress I have owned in 20 years.

So, me in a changing cubicle. I took in with me two skirts in two sizes and two dresses, one size each. Tried on the first dress and it was enormous so asked for a smaller size which fitted. Examined the dress at some length but the style of it didn't really flatter my rather eccentric shape. Tried on the next dress and . . . wow.

'Sale, Miss Brahms.'

If you wish to be introduced to Miss Brahms, and more importantly the incomparable Mrs Slocombe (whose shape is very similar to my own, see here www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=QZgljkbi2p4


And there we have it. Or rather I have it. A nice printed black dress, girly enough but not too girly. Good for wearing to work and out to posh if I go somewhere posh. I tried on a size smaller but it was a bit too clingy and if you bulge rather than curving, you don't do clingy. The photo doesn't really do it justice but this is what it looks like on someone thin and young:

uk.monsoon.co.uk/
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The skirts? Don't ask. You don't need to because I'll tell you. I could just about have worn one two sizes bigger than the dress I bought. Just about.

Of course I didn't buy one. A girl has her pride.

And I've got a snazzy new frock.



PS this is the cat, lying on me while I lie on the sofa typing this blog. There's no point to his presence, just he was there so I took a photo.
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KAB7801 3/18/2013 1:29PM

    I haven't bought a dress in at least 20 years and was thinking I would when I lose 5 more pounds. Your blog came in perfect timing

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-SHOREIDO- 3/7/2013 9:28PM

    emoticon Sparkers all doin!!!!!!!!!! YES!

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FIRECOM 3/5/2013 12:33PM

    You always write a wonderfully descriptive word picture. Thanks.

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LIBBYL1 3/3/2013 12:11AM

  I hate changing rooms..... but love it when I have to ask for a size smaller! Smug satisfaction - a bit like the expression on your cat's face

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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/2/2013 3:01PM

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MYRTLE811 2/27/2013 5:05PM

  I remember hanging my dream dress on my closet door to look at every day. Just think, you already fitting into such a beautiful dress!! Congratulations on your weight loss and continued success in your future!

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MARYHENNIG 2/26/2013 10:45PM

  The dress is beautiful, and I'll bet you look and feel amazing in it!

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SPRINGBABY80 2/26/2013 8:33PM

  emoticon cute cat

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AZTLAN777 2/26/2013 8:17PM

    Way to goooo! Love the dress...biggest size is a 18 :(

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SJKENT1 2/26/2013 5:29PM

    oh wow-- I haven't seen "Are you being served?" in years. I love dresses. Congrats!!

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KLONG8 2/26/2013 3:52PM

    Personal victory!

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BANDMOM2012 2/26/2013 9:36AM

    Congrats on the dress!

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LIFETIMER54 2/26/2013 5:12AM

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ALLIEOOPS2 2/26/2013 1:05AM

    Congratulations on the dress.

Bye the way, the cat was the perfect ending to your post. From what I recall, Mrs. Slocombe would approve. emoticon

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PCASEY7 2/25/2013 11:57PM

    Nice dress and probably looks much better on you than on a hanger! Good for you!

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RONNIEHUEY 2/25/2013 9:56PM

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MARGARITTM 2/25/2013 4:15PM

    Post the pic of you in it!!!!


PS I have "helpful" cats too.

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JULIA1154 2/25/2013 3:48PM

  Darling frock - enjoy wearing it!

Thanks for the cat portrait (mine actually likes to settle ON my iPad) and the reminder of "Are You Being Served." It was a staple of my weekends for quite some time. emoticon

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ROSGETSSERIOUS 2/25/2013 3:10PM

    Love the dress and Mrs Slocombe - way to go!!
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KATHRYN74 2/25/2013 11:09AM

    Wear it with pride! emoticon

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BKNOCK 2/25/2013 10:22AM

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Cute cat!

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MARYJEANSL 2/25/2013 12:51AM

  Lovely dress!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/24/2013 9:05PM

    I can't see the photo quite so well but I looked on the Monsoon website and found one under their Work clothing I wondered if it might be what you purchased - the black and white paisley "Vickie"

http://us.monsoon.co.uk/vie
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And I had seen some of "Are You Being Served" before here on the local PBS when I could get it captioned. The link didn't quite work but I checked on YouTube for others of Mrs. Slocombe (found the funny one of her making funny phone call to Mr. Rumbold (would be funnier if my DS wasn't busy hogging up the bandwidth watching his Star Trek shows on Netflix, grrrr.).

But it all looks excellent and we can't wait to see your photo with the dress on!!

Your cat is lovely too!! Ours is a dusty black long haired cat, a little darker than a dust mop!! She mostly hides upstairs in the warmth

Cheers!!

Julia



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SHOAPIE 2/24/2013 5:40PM

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RAWCOOKIE 2/24/2013 12:15PM

    Love your choice of dress - I can imagine you in it :D Thanks, too, for posting the link - got me browsing Monsoon :D am working my way towards some new clothes too - need some smart trousers for work!
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IMEMINE1 2/24/2013 7:18AM

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LRSILVER 2/24/2013 6:13AM

    WTG. Keep it up

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GRAMPIAN 2/24/2013 5:16AM

  Nice dress.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/24/2013 12:05AM

    Pretty dress! I bet it looks awesome on you. :)


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JAMER123 2/23/2013 11:36PM

    Another blog that is fun for us to enjoy. Cute looking dress. i haven't broken down and gotten a dress yet. Maybe some time down the line!
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PENOWOK 2/23/2013 9:16PM

    How I enjoy your writings! Thank you! I like the dress--it'll be gorgeous on you!

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PATRICIAANN46 2/23/2013 9:00PM

  I emoticon your new dress. It is my two favorite colors........black and white. I also emoticon your kitty, which reminds me of the one I lost recently. She was 17 years old.


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KARENLEIGH32 2/23/2013 8:54PM

    I don't know which I love the best the new dress which is lovely or the kitty which is adorable!!

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LIVELYGIRL2 2/23/2013 8:38PM

  Maybe later we can see you in this dress, you've certainly earned it, all that exercise emoticon

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EABL81 2/23/2013 7:22PM

    Very lovely dress - you'll look smashing in it, I'm sure. Good for you for gettting to this point. You really should post a picture of yourself wearing it.

I used to watch Are You Being Served all the time when it was on air over here. It's great fun. I'm just glad you didn't say that Mrs. Slocombe's hair was very similar to your own - I used to look forward tuning in just to see what color it was that week.

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CHRISBEM 2/23/2013 5:02PM

    the dress is so cute! and I love the glare the cat is giving you - almost like saying "you're really just laying there?"

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DW33412 2/23/2013 4:50PM

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LIVEDAILY 2/23/2013 3:49PM

    Isn't it just so irritating to buy ONE garment in a lovely size, perhaps smaller than expected, only to be slapped about by a totally DIFFERENT garment made by a totally different manufacturer in unpredictably and horribly larger sizes?? hate that!

Puss loves his mum.

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JMACLIVES 2/23/2013 3:22PM

    I love buying pretty new things too! Keep up the great work! emoticon

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NEWTINK 2/23/2013 2:42PM

    The dress is beautiful emoticon

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SENIMMO 2/23/2013 1:32PM

    It is a lovely dress and you are going to look amazing in it (until you've lost enough weight where it hangs like a flour sack, which knowing you and your incredible walks won't be all that long!) Thank goodness dresses fit longer than trousers!

Your cat must be giving lessons to my son's chihuahua. I get that same look on a regular basis, from the same position. Lol

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DIANNEMT 2/23/2013 12:39PM

    Fantastic to have a lovely new dress. Now find a great place to wear it!

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