Day 4: vixeny

Today I’m wearing:

  • The Dress;
  • a very sensible black Zara pencil skirt;
  • my lovely M&S leopardy flats;
  • and my mum’s belt, back for another year!

Today’s outfit was inspired by Clare. After I posted yesterday about the skirt being a wee bit too short to be decent at work, she suggested making a peplum with another black skirt. I just so happened to have one such black skirt hanging about the place, and hey presto! It worked! In fact, it worked so well that a couple of people didn’t realise that I was actually wearing the same dress as yesterday; that, folks, is my blogging raison d’etre.

I bought this skirt when I got my job. It is eminently sensible and commonplace in an office environment; surely most females have a black skirt loitering about their wardrobe. I’ve never actually worked a peplum before, but it’s quite flattering isn’t it? I even like the word, the way it trips off the tongue. Peplum. Try it: pep-lum.

I am aware that I haven’t exactly escaped the Black (at all), but I feel that the leopard print shoes reveal my inner…vixen? Can I say vixen? And they’re from M&S, the natural home of the vixen, so they’ve got cushioned insoles; I’m all for comfort in footwear. They say hey, I can go to the office or I can hang about being vampy. Put on some pearls and you’re ready for formal wear.


Wilf wanted in on the action. He’s obviously naturally very photogenic and completely comfortable in front of the camera. He just has trouble with staying still.

I’m feeling totally uninspired for tomorrow, but never fear, I’ll think o’ summat.

A man from a newspaper came to take my picture this afternoon. I could well be immortalised in print soon- as well as pixels- but we’ll see. I’ll be dead famous* and I’m very excited about it.

Now the serious bit: there is a reason why I’m doing this.

We’ve raised £50, which is so good. £40 can train a community paralegal in Ghana, providing legal support to women experiencing violence, helping them to obtain child custody, a divorce or to keep their home. With your help, that’s what we’ve already achieved. Excellent. But there’s still a way to go.

I’ve got a text donation code to make it even easier to donate: all you do is text ODOM50 then the amount you want to give to 70070. So if you wanted to donate a fiver it’d be “ODOM50 £5” to 70070. You can donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 by text. Really very simple.

Please, please pick up your phone or go to and donate what you can spare. We have so much over here, and we take so much for granted: let’s share it around.


*in York, if you read the Press.

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