A fashion dilemma

I have a sartorial dilemma regarding tomorrow. To be fair, I am sartorially challenged at the best of times as I don’t exactly have the world’s biggest fashion cojones.

My approach to what to wear is this: I wear pretty much the same stuff all year round. I’m usually either too cold or too hot, with about one afternoon in March when I get it just right. I know that sounds uncomfortable, but it’s not really. I start with a T shirt and either add a cardigan or not depending on the season. Simple, see?

So what do I do in this situation: Tomorrow I have been invited on a blogger’s outing which involves a James Bond-style trip on a speedboat down the Thames. I have never been to an event which started with safety training before so this should be good. Outfit wise, maybe something like this?

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Except I don’t have a wetsuit.

Then there’s lunch in a posh hotel. I don’t think wetsuits are allowed. It’s not Brighton, after all.

Later in the day I’m going to the Mumsnet Family Friendly Awards. I’m taking a clue from the word “Awards” that maybe wetsuits wouldn’t work here either. But what do I know? There will be a politician, canapes and a Twitter hash tag, so it’s totes moderne. Maybe they’ll all be in wetsuits, but claiming to be channelling Lady Gaga.

Added to that, Mash’s baby has not yet arrived, but is due any day now. So tomorrow could easily involve a dive in the birthing pool at Eastbourne Hospital. I might need a wetsuit after all.

So far my plan is to start off wearing all my clothes and just divest layers as the day goes on. Apart from that, I’m all out of ideas. This leaving the house business is exhausting.

  • Good point Eleanor! I normally don’t bother with hairbrushing – why bother when running your fingers through your hair pretty much does the job? But on this occasion I might have need to.

  • I can’t see those links Eleanor, but I can imagine.

    News just in, the speedboat guy says “wrap up warm”. He’s going to throw me in the splosh, isn’t he?

  • Whatever you do, take a hairbrush! High-speed boats are not kind to hairstyles!

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    I speak from experience!

  • Ah, now I don’t have a poncho but I do have a military style cape which makes me look like I’m about to invade Poland.

    Latest word on this is that we will be put into “wet weather gear” so that’s the speedboat element covered. Now just got the posh lunch and awards thing to think about. Might go for a cagoule.

  • A poncho. I know it sounds as though it might fly up while you’re whizzing on the speedboat, but it should cover (forgive the pun) almost every eventuality. If you get too hot, take it off. Though what to wear underneath… Where’s the personal stylist when you need one?

  • No matter what you are going to wear, sounds like you are going to have a fab day! Good you don’t have to worry about the speedboat outfit

  • Thank you Angela – if I survive it, I will report back