How are you?
I had a completely different post planned for today, but that will just have to wait, because this morning I realised I've owned the skirt I wore to work today for almost TEN YEARS. I'm waiting for the call from Oprah to go and tell the world about it. In the meantime, I'm going to tell you about it.
I bought this skirt (from a charity shop, natch) for my Record of Achievement Ceremony at the end of my GCSEs. It was the first piece of relatively grown up clothing I'd ever owned, and I remember being told by a boy I'd scarcely spoken to before that I "scrubbed up well" when he saw me in it.
In my mid-teens I was a lanky beanpole, but for some reason this skirt fit me perfectly; despite being an M&S size 16. I think it's meant to be worn on the waist, and I wear it on my hips, but to be honest I don't think the sizing even matters with this skirt because it's magic!!
That's right, people. It's Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants style magic. Except, rather than fitting four very differently shaped and sized friends (which is a totally believable thing for a pair of jeans to do), it's fit me constantly over the last 10 years - whether I've been size 8 slim or size 14 curvy.
I was going to say it also differs from the jeans in the Travelling Pants because I hadn't experienced any life-changing revelations whilst wearing it but, actually, I've worn it to all of my job interviews; so I guess I have had a few.
Yes, it gets all wrinkled at the back whenever I sit down, and it's been washed so many times it's definitely grey rather than black, but I just can't bring myself to get rid of it!
Do you have any clothes you just can't bear to throw away? Or any magic ones?