It’s not a mid-life crisis, Mildred!

20 04 2018

So I got to 52 and I finally started buying clothes which are a lot fancier than usual, I suppose it’s fine for people to think that I’m having a crisis.

I’ve not been terribly worried about what I put on, some trackie dacks or a pair of jeans, something warm on top.

People aren’t going to see me, I’m rarely seen out, I stay home with the dog and cats, I tap stories into my tablet.

So wearing Target or Big W is about as fancy as I get.

It’s not that I wouldn’t have minded fancier clothes in my youth, I loved the clothing my favourite bands wore, but I had no idea where to get stuff like that, and doubt I could have afforded it if I had known.

But recently I wanted a jacket, a good jacket, something fancy which said “I’m Wolfie, How do you do?” So I took a taxi to the local shopping centre which is packed with clothing shops of all kinds.

The jackets I found said “Ex Millitary” or “Farmer Brown” in shades of black, brown, navy or dark green… Colours which don’t excite my retinas much and certainly don’t say “Wolfie”.

Then a friend told me about Asos, based in England, which has an app whereby we can browse through a huge catalogue of clothing.

“Dorothy was skeptical at first…”

While I didn’t find the exact sort of jacket I wanted, I did find some lovely items which were a damn sight better looking than the claptrap I saw in person at the local shops.

And they took only five days to get to Australia… or less in some cases, which was astonishing. 

So, suddenly I have a wardrobe.

Jackets, jumpers, a shirt, several beanies, a baseball cap and a few other bits and pieces.

I bought the most outrageous pair of pants, black with roses down the legs, I’ve never had anything like that before in my life!

I just missed out on a beautiful hoodie too, but the one I settled for is wonderful, and should be as warm as toast in winter as it has borg lining, which means it’s fluffy inside. I only knew The Borg from Star Trek.

I don’t want this to sound like an ad for Asos, but if something works, it works.
So now, finally, I get to strut my stuff in much fancier gear than I’ve ever had. It’s taken far too many years to get here, but I finally made it.

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