Is it Aladdin? Is it Captain Jack? No, it's my harem pants...

I finally caved to the fashion deities and bought a pair of harem pants a few weeks ago, and as Saturday proved warm enough to show leg flesh, I thought I'd take them for a spin...

Much to the amusement of my family.

I teamed them with a striped cropped T-shirt and white plimsolls to which my mother artfully observed 'I see you've gone for a Parisian pirate look...' Not completely encouraging.

This however was nothing compared to the belly shaking guffaws coming from my sister's boyfriend. Hugely amusing comments along the lines of 'Would you like a sword with that?', 'Where's Abu?' and 'You're not going to tuck them into boots are you?' (Mum) made my house descend into a veritable asylum-worthy laughing fit.

Not to be confused for somebody who takes fashion too seriously, and can't laugh at themselves... I promptly walked out.(On a side note, whilst searching for relevant Aladdin images I've learned that there are some sick people out there who clearly have very strange compulsions to give cartoons body parts they really shouldn't have...)

Uniqlo shopping event

Upon being informed that thanks to replying to a marketing email from Uniqlo I had 'won' a ticket to their shopping event, I thought I'd drag a friend along for a peruse..

Excited about the free offerings from Yo! Sushi, Paul & Joe makeovers and Vitamin water, and ever so slightly miffed at the fact that they weren't offering any sort of discount, my friend and I joined the mad crowds gathering by the candy coloured jeans (vaguely remeniscant of fruit Mentos btw) . After consuming a tiny (chicken) sushi thing, and collecting my water, my disappointment was almost tangible, until that is we stumbled upon the Paul & Joe Beaute UT T-shirt collection.

Floral, retro and super feminine, I picked a Parisian-esque cat and stripes tee for £12.99, my friend the floral number above, which in turn enabled us to pick up our goody bags (yay!).

How I miss the days that goody bags were de rigeur!

Inside this one:
  • Jelly Belly jelly beans (yum!)
  • Malteasers
  • A romantic chick-lit novel
  • Aveeno body cream sample
  • Red 'Victoria & Albert' Nails Inc. nail varnish
  • Special K cereal bites (eaten before I could take a photo!)
  • Various vouchers for makeovers I will never claim and discounts I'll never use
The sheer amount of food involved (very un fashion darling) makes me wonder what kind of audience this event was aimed at... the fact I have since consumed all three (sorry diet) means it was probably perfect for me.


Double Take

Work slightly questionable and possibly very ironic cowboy chic this summer...

Above the cool much sought after D&G cowboy boot vest top £90... Below New Look's attempt to ride this trend like the bad wild horse that it is £10.

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