pretty knickers

Blythe duds


As I fumbled through the washing basket full of clean clothes off the line not yet folded sorted ironed (snort) and put away (again), I realised I was low on knickers. I looked out the window. Oh yes. An assortment on the line. 

I went to the reserves. The basket in the drawer that only gets drawn on if the favourites are in the wash. And I pulled out some lovely little lace things I hadn't worn in, let me think, a couple of years? 

The ones on the line are comfortable and practical, these ones in my hand were what I used to wear all the time and now only owned one pair of. I had a schizophrenic moment of horror at the line-undies, which are pretty daggy frankly, and which my younger self would have been horrified to see swaying up there. 

I have a friend who is famous in my group of friends for only wearing gorgeous knickers. 

It's impossible to catch her out. She only owns lovely undies.

And so I made a decision. 

No more waiting to lose that fabled 10kg before I go out and buy some nice knickers.

No more believing that everything else is more important and knickers are a waste of money. I will fly in the face of frugality (because after all there is a depressing collection on the line already.) I looked at the sweet lace in my hand and decided: I'm not going to improve my chances of feeling frumpy on a daily basis by wearing dreadful underwear. 

Time to invest.

Lets see how different the day feels wearing awesome pants. 

Can you tell me 'bout your undies? Or have I just hung myself out to dry? (And apologies to the fellas reading this who I may have made feel at all uncomfortable discussing knickers.)



9 Comments on “pretty knickers

June 22, 2011 at 3:57 am

Your post made my laugh and, regretfully, nod in agreement. My indie collection is the same. After two babes in as many years, it happens. I think it is time to invest around here, as well. I’ve already started revamping the wardrobe, time to work on the under layers. πŸ™‚

June 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

LOL. I read another post recently about not putting off wearing new clothes in the hope of saving them for a special outing. I say pull out the new pants, top and dresses and slink into a pair of sexy undies – it’s amazing the naughtiness you feel!

June 22, 2011 at 2:07 pm

A friend made this year’s new year’s resolution that of only wearing pretty knickers from now on.

I think I’m stealing it for next year!

June 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm

I remember when I first met you in London and Adam went on a shopping trip to get you pretty knickers! I have only ever worn comfy cottons and sports bras – you never know when you need to break out into a game of soccer or some dancing.

green ink
June 23, 2011 at 3:24 am

A very timely post as always Fi! I have some lovely lacy numbers that have been sitting in a bag since Christmas, because I was so convinced we were going to move soon and I wanted “new knickers” for the new house. It’s pretty much July and it doesn’t look like the move will be happening this year so I think it’s time to just use the pretty things and to hell with “saving them”! I always have the problem of no clean underwear too. You’d think with no kids and being a newly minted 30 year old I’d have no excuses πŸ˜› xx

Estelle C
June 23, 2011 at 11:35 am

Only one thing, Fi, when you stock up on pretty undies THROW OUT THE DAGGIES! Leave them behind for ever. I always find that when I buy nice undies I feel compelled to buy the matching bra… this can be an expensive endevour.

Alex Nolan
June 23, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I must confess, I always wear pretty knickers πŸ˜‰ Have done for ages – and to be perfectly honest, only ever matching sets – I wear matching bra and knickers every day and it makes me feel amazing. It is all about me, I hasten to add πŸ˜‰ The last year has seen me lose a lot of weight (am now a size 8 – eeek!) and the budget didn’t really involve new wardrobe for losing weight, however, I would never be without gorgeous underwear – and I echo Estelle – throw out the not-nice pants when you buy new ones, as there will always be an excuse to wear them if they are in the drawer! Happy shopping!! xx

June 25, 2011 at 4:49 am

Yes. Simply, yes.

June 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Oh so funny! I wish mine were fancier….I like your decision to not worry about losing those last ten pounds…you go!


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