As we all adjust to our new normal, things seem to have slowed to a calmer pace. There has not been the sudden rush to pile into pubs and restaurants, instead a period of readjustment has kicked in.
One of the reasons may be that we have entered the summer months. Time will tell if this is the only reason. It does seem that most people are still hesitant to venture out, some, I know still need to self-isolate for health reasons.
There is still every reason to be careful, plus, when we hear what is happening in our country and round the world, there is every reason to be cautious.
Now that pubs have re-opened, a friend is unable to return to his local and his beloved pint of Guinness as he simply can’t take the risk of getting the infection. The impact on his livelihood makes it impossible. If he can’t work, there’s no income. I think this goes for a lot of people. On the other hand, my other half is a musician and I can’t see the restrictions being lifted on live music (playing music inside) for a good while. But, as I’m writing this, he is receiving requests to go and do gigs with his band, outdoors. Hopefully, the weather will not misbehave. I do think a lot of people who enjoy watching live music have really missed it.
For the first time, yesterday, we ventured out to our local pub. The owner is a friend of ours and though we were dipping our toe into this new experience, we were also showing our support for her as she is very worried her business won’t survive this.
It was different – fewer staff you have to pre-book table – it’s quiet, with no drunken dancing….
Talking to a few regulars (in a socially distanced way, of course), we all agreed that the threat of the virus is there in everyone’s minds. Therefore, no one was loitering at the pub for long before retreating to their own homes.
On the occasions we are venturing out – whether it’s work, shopping or anything else – we are looking for timeless, wearable clothes that can adapt to more relaxed settings – clothes that are reliable and have staying power to last – i.e. something to throw on and feel good in – an item to call upon.
Apart from work out gear for my daily strut/trot, I haven’t bought anything, since April (I’ve picked out a few of the items I have bought (see above). The cap has to be my favourite. Great protection from the sun and so cool! I got my inspiration from my oldest son who has one the same one – he didn’t mind that I copied.
I bought this midi dress from Warehouse in March before it finally closed its doors forever. This is a “Wafty”, billowing, flattering dress. The style itself is uncomplicated and easy to style and co-ordinate, by adding a pair of strappy sandals, changing to boots in the cooler weather and a great handbag. Then completing the look, with a quick swipe of the richest red lipstick. T
The midi’s demure length is perfect for when the weather is a little changeable (like it is now) and to dress up with light layers, or down with a great pair of sneakers
This is a pull on and go dress. The midi hemline is my favourite and still super popular – perhaps it’s the fact that there is a midi dress to flatter everybody’s shape. They are often seasonless, and many styles work well all year-round. It will be a great transitional piece for the colder months.
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I’ve had a peep on the high street to see what is on offer, currently – I’ve included some face coverings as
it’s going to be compulsory to wear one soon.
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