Guardian Girl

Military chic

Posted in Uncategorized by guardiangirl on January 26, 2010

I was looking forward to getting out of Cartoonies mode and back into sensible clothes. Then I saw my reflection.

I’m in harem pants again today because they’re my only pair of non-jean trousers that fit. Centre partings, which are good on some people, give me the look of a teenage boy with unfortunate 90s curtains. My shirt has been washed with so many non-whites it looks like the ‘Before’ shot in a Daz advert. My stubbly calves, demonstrating the colour my shirt’s supposed to be, are straining to escape the silk cuffs of my trousers with the determination of a pair of malnourished paratroopers, which is the only military thing about my look today. As for chicness, the faint aroma of last night’s kipper isn’t helping much.

Luckily the light in the ladies loo at work is broken at the moment, so my colleague Flavie has managed to capture a dusky shot that reveals none of the above disturbances in my appearance.






  • Never thought I’d say this but I’m starting to crave a good pair of slacks.
  • For a clandestine photo I will undo two shirt buttons.
  • For a day at work I will undo no more than one.

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  1. Victoria said, on January 26, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I can’t remember how I linked to your blog, but am so glad I did as it makes me howl with laughter! Your “vanity project” is in my “need humour before I kill countryfolk” bookmarks now I’m living in the Shire and senses of humours appear to evaporate as you pass Reading on the M4. Love it, keep it up xx

  2. Adam said, on January 27, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Awesome. Just awesome. You are so funny. Welcome back, GG! x

  3. […] I have missed, as always, the ritual of trussing myself up in harem pant combos, taking photos with friends in office toilets, updating the blog with mindless anecdotes and […]

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