... right now, it's definitely the "not having done any exercise for an entire year and being 42". This was an error (not the being 42 bit - the whole getting to 42 is a hell of a lot preferable to the alternative for sure... the being a lazy cow bit) as gravity is a bitch.
I appreciate that I am not big in the slightest and I neither want nor need to lose a pound of weight. But my stomach has begun to resemble a deflating bouncy castle and the texture of my thighs and above my knees is starting to take/has taken on a very unattractive cottage cheese dimply look. Coupled with the fact that my legs have not seen an iota of sun and my default colour is blue (it normally takes me till July to turn white however I cave weeks before then and slap on the old fake tan), short skirts during the day are, at the moment, scaring me.
Which... happens to be super handy when tomorrow is drop day for the M&S midi suede skirt.
I'm going in. I am not going to purchase any expensive sandals this season (gloss over that at a later date if I change my mind). The thought of being able to have my knees covered whilst still having some leg on show is suddenly the most appealing thing ever.
Well here's a novel thought then - midi skirt klaxon. How did I not fawn over these earlier? I need to master what I think might be, the miracle of skirts.
Top of my list is obviously this M&S baby. Need this in my life "prays to God of skirts that midi is truly midi on me and not disastrous knee length..." (I appreciate this is not looking good at my height)
Drool. And look how fabulous it would be going into the A/W as well....
Now do we think that when they say May 14th, they mean midnight tonight? Obviously I'm going to have to wait up and see, I am then going to have to set my alarm for stoopid o'clock tomorrow morning (am also planning on doing an exercise DVD - don't all hold your breath on this one... it's an idea...) if not and also happen to be meeting a friend at Bluewater post school drop off... which is handy.....
In the meantime, there are others we can definitely consider and I have to say with a flat fronted waistband like this, I have high hopes for this one. Love the look with the white sneakers. All perfect.
ASOS Premium Full Circle Midi Skirt £45
Another example of for me, perfect styling and proving that full or midi doesn't have to be coupled with a crop top.
ASOS Pleated Midi skirt £30
Doesn't have to be plain though - staying with pleated but throwing in some animal print. If I didn't know different, I would swear to you this was Whistles.
Animal Print Pleated A-line skirt from M&S £35
Let my love of all things khaki continue....
Floral A line skirt in khaki from M&S £22.50
Stripe at Whistles - Hayley Stripe Wrap Skirt £140
ASOS Prom Skirt in Metallic Jacquard £75 This I love but I fear it just tips over into the "you'd be pushing it for the school run" category..... However that's not to say it wouldn't be great for a wedding (so right at the other end of the scale) but also with a more casual tee tucked in, you could wear to the pub.