The problem with frugality and in my case, remember, it’s not optional and I have no credit facilities and every penny is counted for, is that I have very few items of clothing that fit me properly. I feel OK in my black (New Look – £30 for the lot!) work suit; it’s just everything else that I have a problem with. You see, I am a size 15!!!! Size 16 is too big and size 14 is too small. So clothes either fit me too well or flap around me and I feel ‘un-fitted’.
Shopping is in order and I need a day wandering around the shops and trying things on and finding a style that fits me. I need Gok Wan, Trinny and Suzanna, and some people who know about clothes to come with me and I need them to bring their money as I haven’t got any at all. Clothing for me and so many women and I’ll count any women on a fixed income: stay at home mums, retired women, women on benefits, women of meagre means, is that we can, on a splurge, afford maybe Primark or New Look or charity shops or jumble sales and we are, I’m afraid, the beggars who can’t be choosers! I know there are rails of quality clothes that will suit a curvy woman of 45 in Dingles and other quality retailers such as Monsoon or Wallis and I know I can’t afford so much as to place a leg in a trouser leg, even to speculate.
And as for bras! Don’t get me started! Knockers like mine require at least £35 of support just to stop them looking like spaniel’s ears! and the one bra that fits me, gets washed, dried in a towel and hung up to dry and believe me ladies I treasure it………like Bridget Jones did in the Thai prison. So not only am I having a fat day,where nothing fits me, I need new clothes, have no money to buy any until 2012! and my bra hasn’t dried yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!