So, today has been a good day, briefly had to pop into work, which was actually enjoyable, but started the day off with nipping into Costa Coffee….is it just me or A/W dictates that you need to drink hot drinks? I had a low calorie vanilla thing, although I sneakily suspect it was full fat….if that was what I’d asked for, then blow me down with a feather it tastes good for something lighter on the calories! Also picked up a copy of Grazia….I used to be all about the Heat Magazine, and I still am but I think old Grazia is slightly overtaking it in terms of what I’d rather read…..I think its because I’m growing ever more style conscious!
I headed back into town for a wander, and stopped by the Disney Store – isnt there no better delight than having to buy young relatives presents? Especially girls when you are one yourself! I particularly enjoyed chit-chatting with one of the staff members whom asked me what my favourite princess was (I was stood by them at the time)…..its always nice to have a reason to be like ‘yeah, it would be either Belle or Little Mermaid’ (I was young when they were released so I legtimately am allowed to say that! Perhaps not quite ok that I still know all the words to the songs though!).
Then a stroll into Yours Clothing. I actually found loaaads that I really liked, which I was surprised by, because I’ve been a bit of a snob about it, because I’ve a thing about fabrics and at least in my local store its all been a bit ‘man-made fibre jumble sale’ but for the most part it was better organised and stocked. I’ll blog more on that and the fact I’ve stumbled upon Very’s plus size range tomorrow, but I will tell you about the horrible service I got. I was looking for this
As I’d seen it on the website, but wasnt sure if I’d like it in the flesh, but then saw it in the window and thought ‘oooh, looks as good as I’d want it to’. Now I’m pretty sure I’ve mentioned before how desperate I am to own a cape. Like a lot. So, when I’d walked around the store about twenty millon times, I finally found the only staff member on the shop floor and asked them if they had it. They hadnt, but she wander around the shop floor aimlessly, barely acknowledging me, only to take me over to the counter. Which if she didnt know, and was always intending to send me there, I could have just gone myself. Anyway, the person behind the counter, which fyi I think was what they consider to be a manager in Yours land – I just got that vibe off her, was blunt to the point of extreme rudeness. No, they hadnt got it and no, they werent getting anymore. Now, personally I think having something in your window that you’ve sold out of is a downright cheek, simply because you’re getting footfall off false promise. But she could have mentioned that I should check the website (I have, and it seems in plenty of stock). She could have offered to sell me the one in the window, if I’d been desperate to purchase it. She could have, even more simply and obivously, offered to ring other stores to see if they had it in stock. Or, she could, knowing that its a highly sought after item and they’ve not got it, been apologetic and sympathetic. It was the worse service I’ve ever received, which is a shame because its just resolved me to use the shop to check stuff out and try it on, and then go home and promptly order it online as there is no way in hell I’m purchasing from that store. Which is Nottingham by the way, so avoid it like the plague if you’re ever wanting to be treated like a human being.
(Btw, the person giving me the ‘tude was at best a size 12, maybe 14. I’ve a sneaking supsion that she’d rather be working in Topshop than selling fat people clothes. When are plus size retailers going to clock on that its hard enough to go shopping when you’re fat, the least you deserve is a warm and friendly face when you go in somewhere?)
Anyway! I spent the rest of the day with my sister and nieces, which was a fun filled mixture of a quick waltz around a supermarket to go pick up a few clothes bargains, picking the eldest niece up from school, and lots of gossiping with my sister and cuddles from the nieces…..the eldest two both gave me hugs where they ran at me when I saw them….which always makes you feel good! But it was nice to see my sister and have a chat….although the whole day today has been spent on and off the phone for something I’ve in the pipeline!
So, this is what I wore today….
Earrings (just seen) – Primark
Necklace – Tesco
I look a bit grim, but in all fairness, I was knackered! The skirt I stuck in storage earlier in the year when the weather got warmer because it didnt fit, which I forgot about, but now it does! Ok, slightly tight but thats only because I’m so used to loose clothes because as a rule thats how I prefer to wear them….but all in all, not a bad ensemble I thought!
Ok, off to go write some more of my novel…..that is if I can manage to before I end up falling asleep at my desk! Toodle Pip!