The mumsnet fashion debacle and the right pleated skirt
It all looked harmless enough, women asking for advice on nude heels, toning-up and red polka dot dresses. I quite liked the vibe, in spite of some serious reservations (we’ve all heard the rumours, right?) and registered. Thought I could provide the odd bit of info seeing as I spend 90% of my working life staring at clothes, and encourage more ladies to come and have a read of this blog in the process – here, mums are kinda my target market (I am one, innit).
I commented on four threads that I had an opinion on, explaining (briefly) who I was, offering some thoughts on jumpsuits, last minute weddings, power walking and wedding guest accessories, and was promptly shot down in flames for a) mentioning that I write about fashion for a living, and b) putting Fashion Detective as a link in brackets at the end of the post. Within an hour I was embroiled in a ‘row’.
Jeezy creezy. In spite of a couple of friendly (and pretty funny) ladies who encouraged me to give it a chance, the mumsnet massive can rest assured that I won’t be darkening their door again *shudders*
Instead, I’ll focus my attention on finding a pleated skirt that suits me. At a family bbq yesterday, my stylish sis-in-law was wearing a fabulous retro one she found on eBay (she’s the queen of eBay). It looked ace with her wedges and a tee. Me want.
I think we need a ‘come shop with me pleats special’ (betcha can’t wait?) but in the meantime here are three of my faves…
Digging this pleated floral maxi at ASOS for starts:
Or how about this stunning, jade green midi-skirt by PPB – only £29!:
Images from ASOS, Miss Selfridge and Pret a Portobello.com.