I did wear this outfit out too, and I did get some funny looks. I had my leather jacket and scarf over the top too (so basically it was that outfit I just linked to, and yes, I realise that dress looks almost exactly the same but I promise it’s not – that one is strapless and drop waisted and thin material and from the 80s, so there! Enough with the brackets now). I only wore it to Tesco and Matalan to be fair, but when we were taking the photos, a woman walked past with her dog, so I sort of ran away when I saw her coming from afar, then we hid in the garden until she had sufficiently passed, then ran out again to take pictures. But in the running out process, I got some properly evil looks from her – I’m sorry, I am weird and I know people don’t wear these clothes around here, especially in a puddley muddy lane, but it is my lane next to my house, so I’m allowed, yes?!
And in other, final, news – I joined a choir this week! For those that don’t know me, I was an avid choir-goer at school (or Schola as we called our choir), and I actually got an offer for a choral scholarship to one of the colleges at Oxford (the choral auditions were, strangely, before the interviews, so I got offered the choral scholarship but didn’t get through on the interview so actually didn’t get the scholarship, but it’s still awesome to say!). I’m not actually that great a singer really though – it took me about 3 years to get into my school choir in the first place! I was about 8 to be fair, but I had no timing or sense of pitch or tune, so basically I was rubbish. But apparently I now (somewhat) have those, so yay! This week I went with my friend Fran, and Charley is coming along too next week. It’s a little strange as it’s run by one of my teachers from school – she took choir a few times for us and came on a choir trip I did to Poland when I was 11, so it seemed a bit like being back at school! And there’s also another teacher who is in the choir too! But it was similar music to what I’m used to (choiry Church music, not showtunes – although we’re trying to persuade her!), and nice to have some familiar faces there. We really enjoyed it too, so we’re definitely going back!