Tales From Matalan's Changing RoomsMonday, August 10, 2015
Matalan is somewhere I don't get to very often but usually find some bargains and they do have a nice selection of things.
I had a mass trying while I was there and I also dropped my phone and cracked the screen so if anyone know anything about replacing screens on cameras let me know.
I spotted this swing dress as I walk through the door and it had a sign up reduced (for ever I think not just a special offer) from £12 to £8. This is the XL and I'm not sure. Have swing dresses had their day? It could be cute for work? I didn't buy it but I do keep thinking about it, so I might have to go back for it.
I am one of those people who love riffling through a sale rail. I have a system and woe betide anyone who tried to butt in and mess me up. I push everything on the rail to one end and litterally riffle through each item. I look for my size. 2 sizes either side as well as anything that catches my eye in any size that I might want to hunt for on other rails. I know this isn't for everyone but I'm pretty speedy at it now.
I came across a rail full of size 20 ripped jeans all reduced from around £16. I've never owned ripped jeans before I don't think and have fancied a pair for a while but haven't found any I loved. I've also thought about ripping up an old pair and created a pinterst board dedicated to ripped jeans but if I can get some for £6 well why go through the effort.
Most of my wearable jeans are a size 24 but they are too big and I can't zip up my size 22's so I almost didn't bother trying them on. But something in my head made me do it.
TOP - Skinny Ankle Grazers, in theory these should be my comfort zone jeans and it's what I wear most of the time but they were too skinny on the legs and I couldn't quite zip them up.
BOTTOM - Boyfriend style. I really liked these. I got them fastened but it wasn't easy and they weren't quite ripped enough.
If only these had been a darker wash as they made me feel like Kylie circa Charlene in neighboughs days. I loved the rips but I wasn't feeling the wash for me.
The pair I bought and have worn about 5 times since buying a week last Saturday. They were a little tight but have plenty of stretch in them and aren't uncomfortable after a few hours. My only downside is the pockets are very shallow and I can't safely put my phone in my pocket.
Did I make the right choice?