I’m on Bridgerton Season 2 Episode 3 and have been gripped by what I can only describe as “heaving bosom fever”. (Why am I only on episode three, you may ask? It’s because I can only watch Bridgerton when Mr AMR is away because we like to watch something together in the evenings that we both equally appreciate and he thinks that Bridgerton is a load of old tripe. He’s not far wrong, to be fair, because there’s very little in the way of gripping storyline going on, but I enjoy it nonetheless. Apart from the annoying narrator who pips in every now and then to tell us nothing very useful. Go away narrator, we’re only here for the houses and the sexual tension!)
Anyway, I love the dresses with the plunging necklines and the chests held up by corsets and the expanses of soft, pampered skin – heaving bosoms ahoy – and thought I’d give a nod to them in this try-on video. And who better to turn to for plunging necklines and acres of pushed-up bosom than The Reformation. You may remember this brand from last summer (I made a video here): I dipped back in to see whether they had some corset-inspired low-cut dresses and tops and lo and behold…
The only problem is I have not a single clue how to style them. On the website the tops are bunged on with jeans and really that’s the only way I can see me wearing them. They’d look ridiculous with tailored trousers, surely? And with skirts would they not be a bit…costume drama? Jeans dress them down and make them seem effortless, but I’m still not sure I’d get away with it.
Thoughts in the comments please! And here are the tops and the dress I’ve tried on in the video:
Miraflores Top, short sleeves with a corset-style bodice. Online at The Reformation here.*
Isadora Top in Mildred fabric, similar shape but with long sleeves. Online here.*
Tagliatelle Dress in Blush Check, online here.*
I branched out in this Hush try-on video and decided to try a couple of things that were slightly out of my comfort zone. By “out of my comfort zone” I’m obviously not talking about anything extreme – no neon hot pants and nipple tassels here – but there were some bits and pieces that caught my eye that I wouldn’t normally even bother trying and boy am I glad I did.
I’ll tell you one thing that will never adorn my body, and that’s dungarees. Now before you all start kicking off, I know that most people love them. I know that they’re “convenient” and “practical” and an “all in one dressing solution” but, quite frankly, so is an empty potato sack. There’s something that mentally I just can’t get past when I look at dungarees; in my mind they are something that only two groups of people wear, and that’s 1) children and b) children’s TV presenters.
Anyway, now that I’ve mildly offended 47% of my readers let me unoffend the rest of you: I’m going to backtrack on my stance re Birkenstocks. I’ve never understood the Birkenstock appeal, having placed them firmly in the “Satan’s Mother’s Shoes” category, but having tried Hush’s furry-lined versions I think I may be converted. I still think they make my feet look clompy and they also make me feel like I’m on work experience at a rural pottery centre that only fires up its kilns at certain lunar phases, but I have to admit that not only are they comfy, they’re surprisingly easy to walk about in. I even tried a short run in them, for testing purposes and didn’t break my neck. So they get top marks for practicality and comfort – appearances-wise I’m…coming around to them.
Right, as always with these try-ons it’s the video that has the vital information so here it is in its full glory – there are some notes and links for the items below.
Hush Clothing Try-On: Spring 2022
Some notes on the items shown: the cowboy boots are old, bought from Durango and Reformation dress was bought last summer here* – hopefully they will bring back this shape! (There’s a try-on of Reformation dresses here.)
The printed Hush Emannuelle Dress, £69 here*, is a corker every year. So easy to wear and comfortable but with a clever cut that means the top half is slightly more fitted. I love the long sleeves, the soft fabric and the way the drop-waist makes it so casual to throw on. I wear a 10 and I’d say it’s true to size.
The Hush Black Cashmere Jumper seems to have disappeared on me but the Tilly here* is a similar shape, albeit a totally different colour. I didn’t get the jumper that long ago so have no idea where that vanished to. It’s a really nice, relaxed shape.
Chino Shorts in Midnight, £45 here*. Ah, the lifelong hunt for some shorts that are short enough to look cool but not so short that I can’t wear them in public. With legs that aren’t too tight so that you get that mid-thigh double-bulge, but fitted enough that they look shapely and not baggy. Hush’s Chino shorts are excellent – these (a UK10) are just slightly too tight for me around the middle. If I breathe out, the fastening threatens to unfasten and the zip strains to keep it together.
“Hold fast lads! If we can get through this exhalation we’ve got a good chance of making it!”
The gorgeous Florence Seersucker Shirt, £65 here*, is lovely and lightweight for spring and summer. I’ve had lots of pleasant comments about this one. Looks nice with blue jeans and white trainers, which is about as inventive as I get with the majority of my outfits.
Oh, let’s chat more about the Hetton Sheepskin Sandals. So so cosy, where have these been all my life – it’s like wearing slippers, but outside! These are currently in the mid-season sale, £69 here*.
And here’s the second item that was slightly out of my comfort zone, the Orchid Gathered Mini Dress, £99 here*, which is almost body-con in fit. I think it’s a brilliant mix of pretty floral with quite edgy, sexy design. I like it with cowboy boots and bronzed legs – just missing the bronzing on the legs but I’m about to test some “foolproof” tan that might fix that problem. Again I’m in a UK10 in this – I’d say it’s true to size but if I had to pick a side then it’s on the generous one.
Hush Cali Slub Tee in Khaki £27 here*. A good quality, nicely-cut t-shirt that comes in loads of colours. The fabric has a nice texture, the “slub”, so it’s not just plain t-shirt jersey in one flat colour. It has a little more nuance to it which somehow makes it look slightly more thoughtful as part of an outfit.
And finally I try on the Hush Ribbed Scoop Vest, £29 here* – it’s the perfect length, perfect fabric and perfect softness. Perfect. That is, if you don’t need a bra, or have some sort of bra-contraption that makes a halter neck one. I don’t like those much, they feel weird to me! This vest is great quality though.
Let me know where you stand on a) dungarees and b) Birkenstocks. I await your amusing comments.
I ordered a load of lingerie from the brand Skims* because a) I had seen some rave reviews and b) my friend Rach, who is my personal style and trends barometer, had made an order and been really pleased with the quality of the items.
You can now find Skims at Harrods*, Net-a-Porter* and Selfridges here* – I’m not sure whether it’s the entire range, but there are 600 items so safe to say you’ll probably find what you’re looking for! It’s easier to navigate the Skims website and then cross-check to see whether it’s at Selfridges, but prices seem to be slightly higher on Selfridges than on Skims.
Here’s what I ordered and a little Skims review on each item:
Skims Sculpting Bralette (I had Cocoa in size S/M), £32, online here*: I thought that this gave a really good shape. The fabric was soft and stretchy but not too sheer and it was so comfy, you could easily sleep in it. If you want a top that’s slightly more than a crop top (this has straps with adjusters, for example, and a rubbery band underneath to stop it from riding up) then this gives a more flattering shape than most.
Skims Mesh Plunge Bra (I wore size 32DD in shade Jasper and it felt true to size) £52 at Skims here*: I ordered this to see whether the bras with cup sizing were reasonably true to size and I’m pleased to tell you that this felt pretty much spot on. I loved the seamfree cups and the fabric felt silky and luxurious – the cup shape was also really flattering and gave a lovely shape, for those who don’t like padding or t-shirt-bra-style bras with more structure.
Skims Fits Everybody Crossover Bralette (I had size S and the M and M was probably better) £35 at Skims here*: this was soft and ever so comfy, but I think that the sculpting bralette and the plunge version (below) is a far better buy. This felt quite flimsy considering the price with not much in the way of clever lifting or sculpting. Perhaps it’s better with smaller cup sizes, too – I didn’t feel too supported with this bralette.
Skims Stretch Rib Scoop Bralette (I wore S/M in shade Desert) £39 at Skims here*: I liked this for a bit of casual crop-top sporty action, but it did seem to come up slightly smaller than the rest of the bras and bralettes. I found the matching briefs to be really quite unflattering, but perhaps I needed a medium rather than small size!
Skims Cotton Plunge Bralette (I wore size S in Sedona) £39 at Skims here*: this was my favourite top from the entire order. I couldn’t believe how much plunging it did! I honestly did a double take because usually triangle bras without underwire, like this one, do absolutely nothing for shape. If you were wearing something low and you wanted to have a bit of oomph but still feel very comfy then you’d struggle to do better than this. The matching briefs looked like the underpants of an eighty year old man from the 1950s but let’s gloss over that bit…
Skims Review: Ordering Experience
I found the site easy to navigate and I loved the general appearance and branding. The sizes and shades of all lingerie items were brilliantly varied and inclusive compared to most lingerie and leisurewear brands, but lots of colourways were out of stock when I was browsing which became slightly frustrating.
The order arrived within around five working days, which was great, but it was really expensive to return what I didn’t want. I think I paid £22 for postage with Royal Mail – you can also use Skims’ prepaid courier but I think that was a few pounds more.
Skims Review: Overall Quality
All of the items I ordered felt beautiful and were well made. The Everybody range was made from a very fine, soft fabric – like 100 denier tights – and I was almost scared to handle it in case a nail snagged the fabric! I had the briefs from this range as well as the bralettes and they were comfy and flattering, you can find those online at Skims here*.
I liked the plunge bralette and the sculpting bralette most. I thought that the various briefs that went with the tops were a bit hit and miss, though the mesh briefs that matched the mesh plunge bra were quite sexy*: https://bit.ly/30JtVpv
Have you ordered from Skims? What did you think? If you liked the idea of the soft bras and bralettes then there’s a brand available more easily in the UK called Boody; I ordered some soft bamboo tops a few weeks ago and I love them. You can find those online here* – it’s £16.95 for the shape tops I have.
If you’re in search of a strapless bra then make sure you take a look at my Strapless Bra Try-On with mini reviews on each of the versions I tried.
I ordered a load of Adidas jogging bottoms and shorts because I suddenly had the urge to wear something other than massively oversized maternity trousers when I’m working from home. When I’m going to be sitting at my desk for hours, I invariably want something incredibly comfortable – loose around the waistband and ideally fleece-lined, sort of like the trouser equivalent of a dressing gown – and so I’ve often gravitated towards things I wore in my pregnancies.
I can’t say it’s the best look. Some of the maternity trousers even have holes in them. But they all tend to fit quite closely on the legs whilst giving the sense of blessed freedom around the torso and so it’s hard to give them up. I also have a pair of yoga harem-style pants, even though I’ve never actually done yoga, and they have a huge wide legs at the top and a flap of fabric that inexplicably hangs across one side, as though trying to conceal an item that I’ve attempted to smuggle between my legs. A fire hydrant perhaps, or a medium-sized cat. They are pretty comfy, I have to say, but could I nip to the shops in them? No I could not.
If I’m working at my desk I need to feel completely at ease, with no restrictions to my physical person, but I also need to know that at a moment’s notice I can be ready to greet someone I’m not married to (the postman, my next door neighbour, the list continues) (in fact the list is almost infinite, because I’m not married to absolutely everyone on the planet apart from Mr AMR) and/or hop in the car and fetch something from the supermarket.
So in this video I try on the new Adidas joggers and shorts that arrived (very promptly!) in my postbox the other week. There were some clear favourites and also one surprise mystery garment that I made fun of yet everyone on Instagram loved. Needless to say, I ended up keeping that particular garment and adding a matching tracksuit top to my subsequent order the following week, because I am so easily enabled…
I’ve linked to the products below the video for those who want to cut to the chase and not watch me prancing about like a fool.
AD info: no paid or sponsored content. Bought items myself apart from Hush coat, which I HAVE also actually bought in a smaller size FYI because I think the 10 might be too big. Affiliate links are marked *.
ADIDAS ESSENTIALS FRENCH TERRY 3-STRIPES JOGGERS – buy for £35 from Adidas *
ADIDAS PRIMEBLUE SST TRACKSUIT BOTTOMS – buy for £43 from Adidas*
ADIDAS MARATHON 20 SHORTS – buy for £22 from Adidas*
ADIDAS RUN IT SHORTS – buy for £22 from Adidas*
HUSH Leighton Teddy Coat – buy for £179 from Hush*
Watch my Trying on: M&S CLOTHES video.
I spent much of September dashing in and out of my local M&S to buy bits and pieces for the seaside cottage, which will be available to rent for holidays from approximately the year 2032.
(At this rate. Cutlery, linen, pots and pans, butter dishes and tea towels, the list of essentials was endless and as soon as I’d get home from my shopping trip I’d realise that I’d forgotten to buy the waste paper basket, the fish slice, the egg cups and the bath mat. Bath mats, plural, x3, because you need one for the changeover day and then a spare. Hadn’t really thought any of this practical stuff through, let’s be honest.)
Anyway, on one of my frequent trips to M&S I couldn’t resist looking around the clothing department and was delighted – delighted I tell you! – by the sheer range of different styles and the general quality of the cut and finish. So I mammoth try-on was in order and here it is – my favourite item is the animal print cardigan, but if you’re into flippy little dresses then you’re in for a treat. And there’s a quite brilliant winter parka too…
Scroll down for try-on description and links to Marks & Spencer online.
M&S X GHOST Floral Tie Sleeve Mini Tea Dress*
M&S X GHOST Satin Floral Shirred Midi Waisted Dress*
NOBODY’S CHILD Lemon Print V-Neck Midaxi Tea Dress*
NOBODY’S CHILD Peach Dress
M&S COLLECTION Leather Lace Up Glitter Trainers*
Buy from M&S for £45
AUTOGRAPH Floral Blouson Sleeve Maxi Waisted Dress*
Buy from M&S for £79
M&S COLLECTION Floral High Neck Midi Tea Dress*
M&S COLLECTION Ivy Skinny Jeans*
Buy from M&S for £19.50
NOBODY’S CHILD Pointelle Knitted Short Sleeve Top*
Buy from M&S for £35 (blue version now sold out online)
PER UNA Pure Cotton Floral V-Neck Ruffle Blouse*
Buy from M&S for £35
M&S COLLECTION Faux Shearling Aviator Jacket*
Buy from M&S for £69
M&S COLLECTION Cotton Waisted Borg Lined Parka Coat*
Buy from M&S for £79
M&S COLLECTION Animal Print Crew Neck Cardigan*
Buy from M&S for £17.50
Watch my Trying On: The Best Strapless Bras video
Reformation is a brand that I’d only ever seen on Instagram – barely anyone I knew offline had heard of it and I hadn’t picked up a fashion magazine in so long (too busy reading House & Garden, apparently!) that I was feeling quite out of the loop with what was trendy and what was not.
But dress after pretty dress kept popping up on my Instagram feed and more often than not the ones that caught my eye were from Reformation, so I decided to take the plunge (quite literally, as you’ll see) and order a selection of bits and pieces to try on. Mainly to find out what all the fuss was about, but also to pull myself out of what I’d started calling my gardening clothes comfort zone.
I’d already noted from my online research that many of the dresses were cut in a way that I could only describe as…challenging. At least, challenging if you’ve spent over a year wearing the same green shorts and loose t-shirt. To suddenly be thrown into the world of dramatic cleavage, exposed decolletage and high leg splits is no laughing matter!
So here’s my try-on of the random selection of Reformation dresses. Cost-wise, they were all around the £250-£300 mark, which brings them in at around the same sort of price as a dress from Me+Em. I have to say that in terms of finish and cut, there is no competition between the two: Me+Em pieces feel as though they have been tailored and are finished perfectly to the last stitch. The Reformation dresses are, how can I put it? More casually finished. You’re paying for the label and the signature body-con sort of style and cut rather than deftly executed draping and darting of materials.
This comparison was brought home to me last week when I was trying on dresses from various brands for a shoot and put on a beautiful autumn sample from Me+Em; it just felt so incredibly expensive and tailored – fully-lined, the pockets precision cut so that they didn’t interfere with the line of the seam. Very clever.
So I’d say that the Reformation quality is fine, but for the prices of the dresses I’d prefer a bit more attention to finish – the autumn collection on their website, I’ve noted, is far more expensive than the summer one. Maybe those dresses are lined and more weighty in the fabric department but then you’re really paying for it! Some of the dresses are at the £500 mark! The cotton floral strapless maxi-dress from my try-on was by far the most beautifully made; lots of voluminous fabric to the skirt, nice pockets and a well-structured bodice that had been thought out carefully.
Fit-wise, all of the items were as expected: there was a lot of boob going on. I felt like a medieval milkmaid, or an extra from Game of Thrones. Which was quite titillating whilst still in the relative security and comfort of my own bedroom but felt a little…exposed when I had to run into Sainsbury’s to buy milk. I’m not sure it’s really my vibe now that I’m in my forties: for going out-out, yes, but for lunches and trips into town and casual dinners? I’m not so sure. And because I rarely go out-out, it leaves me with a dilemma: if I buy something from Reformation, when will I actually wear it?
In fairness (spoiler alert!) I did keep two of the items I’d bought. I’ll mark them in the list below. But let it be known that it’s only the maxi dress that’s had any wear: the booby top has been relegated to the bad behaviour section of the wardrobe because it’s quite gapey. I should have kept the small and not moved up to the medium, but then the small was very stretched across my tudor barmaid’s gut and I feared for the buttons.
Which brings me onto sizing: I’m a UK10-12, but lean towards a 10 these days in most brands. The “small” size fit well in almost everything I tried, apart from the top which you’ll see was rather a close call in terms of decency.
I haven’t washed anything yet so can’t comment on longevity or ease of laundering, but with expensive things I tend to spot wash or handwash anyway. (By handwash I mean I dab at things in a half-arsed manner with a flannel and then keep shouting out “the stain’s not going, I’m going to put it in the washing machine and risk it!” until I finally give up and just live with the stain.)
Here you go then: my thoughts on Reformation’s dresses and a real life try-on. I hope you enjoy this – it’s a few weeks old I’m afraid, because I’m still running on school holidays time, which means no time at all, so there’s something of a blog post backlog.
Let me know what else you’d like to see try-ons of in the comments. I have some fun ones coming up really soon…
Roland Top*: https://bit.ly/3yuweZo
Nell Top (I kept this) – loads of versions but this is “Lima”*: https://bit.ly/3iJanrD
Nikita Dress – they do this in 15 versions, this one is “Ronan”*: https://bit.ly/3sdZKQB
Kourtney Dress in “Tropical” (not on site currently but loads of patterns/colours)*: https://bit.ly/3xHrEFR
Mica Dress*: https://bit.ly/3sezYMe
Lissa Dress (I kept this, it’s beautiful)*: https://bit.ly/37EfkLV
Next in my ‘Trying On’ series I am reviewing the best strapless bras – both for comfort and for a good shape beneath clothes. It’s actually very hard to find good strapless bras; most tend to slip downwards over the course of the day (or night) and if they don’t then it’s because they’re so tight around the ribcage that you can barely breathe. Some strapless bras stay up but mould your boobs into one long “boob sausage” (official technical term), others give great shape and lift but drop dramatically halfway down your torso every time you speak.
Just for you, the viewer, I’ve jumped and jogged my way through testing to find the best strapless bras. This is incredibly important work. A tough gig but someone has got to do it! You’re welcome. I hope it’s useful. Watch the video, and read the reviews and links below:
Strapless bra shopping: possibly the worst that bra shopping can be. Thankfully strapless bras are not a lingerie item I’d typically wear every day – I usually employ the “services” of a strapless bra because I’m wearing something tricky – sleeveless, or low-necklined or some other heinously complicated thing.
And I’m usually only wearing aforementioned heinously complicated thing because it’s a special occasion – wedding, party or whatever. Why do we do it to ourselves? The one time you want to feel your best yet you also know you’ll be standing about for long periods or dancing very badly, after having eaten half of the wedding feast… And you think I know. What’s a party without some extreme physical discomfort? Let’s find the tallest heels and the most restrictive bra!
Anyway, here’s my low-down of the best I tried. The key things you want from your strapless bra: longevity and comfort. ie, you don’t want it to slip down over time and you don’t want it to dig in. Oh, it’s also nice if there’s a bit of subtle moulding to the cups of the strapless bra to give a smooth shape underneath clothes so I’ve mainly chosen smooth versions for this very reason. I’ve tried to also look for brands who cater for a wide range of sizes (harder than you’d think and I did throw a few wildcards in) and also those who make their bras in more than one “nude” shade – Wonderbra and Boux Avenue come out tops here…
This Wonderbra* strapless bra has a great shape. It feels really well engineered and it is made specifically to be a strapless bra rather than a multiway. You don’t always get a good uplift with a strapless bra but this one has and it is surprisingly comfortable. After a lot of dancing there’s a tiny bit of slippage but overall it’s incredibly impressive. This would be great for a night out – great uplift and relatively comfy.
There’s a little bit of uplift with this but more slippage than the Wonderbra. It is more like a t-shirt bra, definitely less engineering to it than the Wonderbra*. I can see me having to hoist it up repeatedly. It’s very soft and comfy though and comes in quite a few different shades.
Buy the Boux Avenue Straless Bra* in sizes 30-40, A-G cup.
The Freya strapless bra has a T-shirt shape and like the Boux* one it is also multiway, whereas the Wonderbra* is designed just as a strapless bra. It does stay on really well and is pretty comfy – I would say it’s a bit sturdier than the Boux one.
Buy from Freya in sizes 28-38 B-GG cup.
The Wacoal Halo is a lovely soft, lacy bandeaux top rather than your standard strapless bra. It isn’t as structured as the other bras and wont give you as much uplift however it is beautifully made and the prettiest of the lot. I’m not sure where I would wear it though?
Buy the Wacoal Halo Strapless Bra* in sizes 32-38 B-E cup.
M&S’s Lace Trim Push-Up is a really well structured strapless bra with a wide band at the back for support. The mesh and lace design is so pretty.
Buy the M&S Lace Push-Up Strapless Bra* in sizes 32-40 A-E cup.
The Bandeau strapless from M&S is very pretty but I bought it a size too small and can’t get it on! If you fancy it for yourself, in the right size, then you can buy it here*.
I also wear:
My personal favourites were the Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless Bra* and the
M&S Lace Trim Push-Up Strapless Bra* but overall bra brand winners have to be Wonderbra and Boux Avenue for their range of sizes and colours. They both have a selection of nude tones – four and three options, respectively.
I think I’ve found strapless bra perfection – or near-perfection, at least. The Wonderbra Ultimate Strapless Bra* does gives an incredible shape, doesn’t fall down and also allows you to breathe in and out.
AD info: no paid or sponsored content. All items paid for. Affiliate links are marked *.
On my continuing mission to find the perfect denim shorts I ended up doing a huge Hush shop. All the items are linked below the video pane – I think quite a lot of it is now in the sale because it has taken me so long to post this. Sorry! Or perhaps that’s a good thing…
Can you guess which items I kept?
Denim Shorts*: https://tidd.ly/3kHb46i
Red-trimmed pink cami*: https://tidd.ly/3ziOBQX
Camo Vest*: https://tidd.ly/3eEKneB
Green metallic vest*: https://tidd.ly/3wU19fW
Lily Pyjama Set*: https://tidd.ly/3rnkuVR
Jersey V-Neck tops (pink, yellow)*: https://tidd.ly/3iNokDV
Black deep-V knitted vest*: https://tidd.ly/3hSKJ3e
Leonie Relaxed Shirt*: https://tidd.ly/3rqc6oD
Cotton Blend Jersey Shirt*: https://tidd.ly/3y08A6I
White Sarong Skirt*: https://tidd.ly/3kBSzQF
Floral Jersey Vest Top*: https://tidd.ly/3xYpK4w
Brown Cotton Top*: https://tidd.ly/3kLwjE5
Valeria Tea Dress*: https://tidd.ly/3hTyjbr
Jemma Dress (sleeveless)*: https://tidd.ly/3hRijqn
Camo Linen T-Shirt*: https://tidd.ly/3eFMONZ
Black Long-Sleeved Puff T-Shirt*: https://tidd.ly/3kFjVp5
Black ribbed scoop vest*: https://tidd.ly/3zbQX46
Black side-strip joggers are Me+Em*: https://bit.ly/2U6GtEo
I’m playing catch-up with this video-embedding quest – this Me+Em clothing try-on was actually first posted last month. I’ll get there in the end!
I’m not going to ever do particularly long blurbs with these try-on videos – they’re absolutely self-explanatory. So click, watch and enjoy! (It’s better for watching on a smart phone as it’s in portrait mode.)
Products tried, all Me+Em*: https://bit.ly/3xNZAle
Oh my God, my favourite thing – the pouf sleeve tee – isn’t there! Here’s the SKU, if you can find it and I’m just being dense then please let me know! SS21JT49000004010
Side-Stripe Jogger*: https://bit.ly/2U6GtEo
Pink Blouse*: https://bit.ly/2VMkKC0
Yellow Dress*: https://bit.ly/3z0Bns2
Black Shirt Dress*: https://bit.ly/3eii45h
Don’t hold me to this but I think I’ve come up with a solution for those of you who don’t use Instagram but want to see the content I post on there. I’m experimenting with uploading the videos to Youtube as well as IGTV so that I can then embed them into the blog. So you should see a video screen below, with any luck, and you should be able to click and watch me making a berk of myself trying on too-short shorts.
Don’t say I never give you anything.
If this works (and why wouldn’t it?) then there will be a pleasant, permanent place for all of the content I make with the added benefit that it is Google-able. (Googlable?) It’s quite challenging keeping up with the ever-changing social media landscape and I feel safest when all of my stuff is anchored to this blog, my internet home and virtual mothership.
So let me know if this is handy for you – it should definitely please those old-skoolers who still watch Youtube but hate Instagram. And apparently most Youtube users now watch on their phones, so the vertical video should be popular too… I’ll still be uploading normal, horizontal Youtube content and so this IGTV stuff is basically a bonus for those who want it.
Anyway, onwards and upwards with the short-shorts – honestly, I don’t know how anyone functions in shorts this brief. How do they lean to get into a car? What happens if they have to tie up a shoelace? The gussets on said shorts are so small that you’re more or less walking around in a ticking time-bomb, in terms of accidentally flashing your fanjita. I’m all for a bit of body con in the summer if you fancy it but surely there’s a fine line between accentuating your best parts and, er, indecently exposing them…
Links are below if you fancy some short shorts of your own.
Short shorts: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0741356016.html
Tight shorts: https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0816423003.html