A lifetime ago, when I had a ‘proper job’, I used to moan about having to choose something sensible to wear every day.
I’ve never managed to organise a ‘capsule wardrobe’. I know it makes perfect sense and I have tried to follow the rules, only buying items which compliment those that I already own. But I’m way too easily seduced by random bargains on the sale rails. Luckily I’ve never regretted any of my impulse purchases ~ I’ve always managed to find something to team them with.
But this means that I have wasted valuable flexi~time, struggling to pull together an appropriate ‘look’ for work. Scrabbling through cupboards and drawers for a particular top that was there, somewhere ~ only to unearth it from the laundry bin and having to rethink my outfit.
‘Someone should design a giant Babygro’ I remarked, hurrying into the office one particularly frustrating morning. ‘I’d definitely buy at least one. Dressing would be so much simpler and who knows? I might even get to work with time to spare, for a change.’
This amused my colleagues, (although I was never technically late.) But I could tell they were giving it some serious thought.
‘Wouldn’t it be a bit boring?’ said my line manager, (like he ever wore anything other than a corporate suit.)
‘Not if they made different ones ~ dark colours for work; jazzy ones for leisure, fleecy ones to wear in the winter. We’d accessorise, of course……shoes…..scarves….. nail polish….and we can always ring the changes with jewellery. Why are you laughing? I’m serious!’
My friends may have dismissed this as another of Jacqui’s whacky ideas ~ but I was right. Over the last couple of years The ‘Onesie’ has risen from jokey~Christmas~present to fashionable ‘must~have’ status. Clothes departments stock a variety of designs for all ages ~ including babies. Whatever your personal preference ~ cartoon character, retro Fairisle, antlers and red nose or plain ~ there’s a onesie out there to suit everyone.
After searching for a while, I found just what I was looking for on Tuesday ~ and the price was discounted by a massive 70%. Perfect!
So, fifteen years after my original concept, I’m now the proud owner of my first giant Babygro:
I love it! It’s all I dreamt it would be…..and more.
I may never take it off
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