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The shape of things to come

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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

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:

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DALID414 2/23/2013 11:52AM

    I love when clothes fits in an unexpected size!

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NEWMOM20121 2/23/2013 11:25AM

    Can't wait to see it on you. Keep pushing

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ROCKYCPA 2/23/2013 11:25AM

    Nice dress - congrats on getting a size smaller!

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TERMITEMOM 2/23/2013 11:00AM

    Very pretty dress! Thank you for sharing. And yes, a picture of you wearing it would be great!

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TDEMAIO2 2/23/2013 10:29AM

    emoticon How exciting a New Dress and smaller to boot woo hoo :D

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OFGREENGABLES 2/23/2013 10:06AM


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WORKNPROGRESS49 2/23/2013 9:35AM


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MOMMY445 2/23/2013 9:30AM

    that is a beautiful dress! have a wonderful day!

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IAMAGEMLOVER 2/23/2013 9:11AM

    I love the dress. Post a picture when you wear it. I think your cat wants your attention. He has beautiful eyes that seem to be glaring at you. "get off that darn computer and pet and love me now"

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MIMIDOT 2/23/2013 8:52AM

    Pretty dress! Post a picture of yourself in it when you wear it,OK! You're doing great!

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LIFETIMER54 2/23/2013 8:38AM

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JIBBIE49 2/23/2013 8:36AM

    emoticon Glad to see you featured again in the Spark Mail. What an honor.

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NEPTUNE1939 2/23/2013 8:35AM


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JANEMARIE77 2/23/2013 8:25AM

    love the dress way to go is the cat ready to sleep or eat you never can tell with them

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FALLNTENN 2/23/2013 8:23AM

    Your new dress is very pretty and your cat is very handsome.

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NASFKAB 2/23/2013 8:20AM

  love cat & dress

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/23/2013 8:14AM

    Love the dress!

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TRYINGHARD54 2/23/2013 7:35AM

    dress looks great, and i bet you look pretty in it... :)

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BESSHAILE 2/23/2013 7:11AM

    woo woo - nothing like a little shopping therapy! Congratulations on the score. Love the print. emoticon

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TORTISE110 2/23/2013 5:30AM


Sparkin' in the dressing room! Ain't it grand? I hope you feel great in that dress when you wear it.

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PJBONARRIGO 2/22/2013 11:08PM

    Mrs. Slocombe are you free? I am sure your dress will be going places very soon! You will have to tell your cats, "Try to keep up!". emoticon

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PHOENIX1949 2/22/2013 10:04PM

    Nice dress. Enjoy it. Keep on sparking.

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TREYONE 2/22/2013 9:14PM

  Love the dress!!! Enjoy it!!!
By the way, do you ever wonder what your pet is thinking?!

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KIPPER15 2/22/2013 8:27PM

    Lovely dress. Hope you soon have somewhere posh to go! Cat is sending telepathic message for food no doubt.

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DOVESEYES 2/22/2013 8:16PM

    Love the dress.

"just keep still slave, I am contemplating a short nap between my 5 hour sleep in..." emoticon

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JUNEAU2010 2/22/2013 8:14PM

    I used to have a grey cat like that! I LOVE Mrs. Slocumbe! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 2/22/2013 8:14PM

    Love your dress! And the photo of your kitty. Thanks for sharing!

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TEDYBEAR2838 2/22/2013 8:04PM

    It will look great. Don't forget to post a picture for us?

The kitty is so cute. Love them....

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L1ZB3TH354 2/22/2013 7:49PM

    Love the dress, you will look great in it

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IAMWINNING 2/22/2013 7:34PM

    Love the dress; will enjoy seeing a pic of you wearing it. I'll bet it looks great.

Cats: much of what others have written is true. Also keep in mind that cats are VERY busy animals - it's their responsibility to keep the universe going, and they are VERY conscientious about their job. Doubtless your cat was interrupted in his/her work and was about to express his/her outrage when you snapped the picture. emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/22/2013 7:31PM

    Is he critiquing your choice or does he always look down his nose at people? emoticon

I can imagine what is going on in his mind but I'll leave him alone to contemplate his next move. I like the dress by the way.

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MICKEYH 2/22/2013 7:10PM

    Does he has a green eye? He is a hansom cat. Congrats of your beautiful dress.

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MADAMES 2/22/2013 7:06PM

    "I feel pretty, oh so pretty. I feel pretty and witty and gay!" sang the girl in West Side Story, I think. You will be doing the same when you don your new frock!

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LUVTOBOWL 2/22/2013 5:55PM

    Pretty dress! I know you'll look stunning in it.

Have a great weekend.


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KAYELENE 2/22/2013 5:52PM

    Nice dress and the cat looks so content. I was watching an episode of Are you Being Served last night and Mrs Slocombe had bright yellow hair. Love your Blogs

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JESSICABOOTY 2/22/2013 5:28PM

    I've never seen the show on Being Served but it is so funny and very British. I can imagine you floating down the stairs in your adorable new frock. Congrats and a big round of applause for taking the plunge!
The cat is soooooo intent and watching you closely. Others have mentioned nefarious intentions, maybe a need for catnip, maybe trying to hypnotize you, who know what goes on in the feline mind.

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MARIANNE9855 2/22/2013 5:14PM

    I mentioned "are you being served" on your comment about Hairdressers and then see you mentioned it in your blog- funny how we all have that show in common- I think they will be on where I live forever!
I always wear dresses to work because they cover my gigantic butt better than pants!
And my mother would always say "are you going to wear that?" meaning pants! emoticon

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DR1939 2/22/2013 5:12PM

    Love the dress. I'm sure you look smashing in it.

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MARITIMER3 2/22/2013 4:02PM

    I think the cat was very suspicious that you were writing something nasty about him (her?). Love the dress. Don't worry about sizes; they're all over the place.

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NILLAPEPSI 2/22/2013 3:50PM

    Great dress!! emoticon

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CINDHOLM 2/22/2013 3:22PM

    Love the dress, emoticon I am sure you look lovely in it.. How 'bout a pic.. emoticon

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OBIESMOM2 2/22/2013 3:12PM

    I think that's the 'cost of dress conversion to catnip cost' look. You may be in big trouble when kitty realizes you DARED to spend that much $ on yourself!

I do love the dress. You'll be fab!

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FROMNDTOGA 2/22/2013 3:12PM

    When we moved last time from overseas, I got rid of everything in my closet that didn't fit. It left me with one suit - which I haven't yet tried on yet, but am sure also doesn't fit very well - because it will be too big!!!!
Congrats on this new non-scale victory - and keep up the blogs - I love reading them.

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    There is so much satisfaction in being able to find something that fits and is flattering. I thought I was only one built like Mrs. Slocombe! Not the hair, though.

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JANETTEB553 2/22/2013 3:09PM

    Oh you missed the point...
That is a 'Feed me now or else' look i reckon...

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DRAGONCHILDE 2/22/2013 2:42PM

    You are going to look fabulous. We are unanimous in this!

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MAMAOWLS 2/22/2013 2:41PM

    It is pretty cool to buy a dress for the first time in years and feel good wearing it. Thanks for sharing,.

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JOYCECAIN 2/22/2013 2:25PM

    LOVED your dress and adore the cat. I laughed at the video. It has been a while since I watched it. Thanks.

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DESERTJULZ 2/22/2013 1:34PM

    How fun that you now wear a smaller size dress! Congrats on achieving that milestone.

The cat belongs in your blog, because he belongs in your life. emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 2/22/2013 12:10PM

    Lovely dress. Lovely cat but he looks like he's planning something nefarious. I love your blogs for many reasons but especially because you remind me of all the great British sitcoms that I enjoy.

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