Getting Weddy…

Is there a better feeling than finding the exact thing you’re looking for, even though consciously, you don’t know what that is?  I’m not talking about a future V&A exhibition of cultural iconic inspirational style (although my tartan bondage trousers from back in the day underpinned my fashionista status).  I’m talking about walking into a high street shop and hanging from the racks, like the grapes growing for a cabernet sauvignon, is the best outfit you’ve seen all day, all week or even all year. Then to try it on and for it not to feel like it’s as tight as a sausage skin or as loose as a dewlap. If it fits and it fits well then there is no better feeling as you walk tall to the till. (yes you will have a bag and if you’re paying top dollar, you want it wrapping in tissue, tied with a ribbon and a bow like they do on Pretty Woman, when they realise she’s a sex worker with a rich punter).  A new item of clothing makes me feel good, it gives me confidence and the whole experience makes me happy.

Getting wedding ready or as I like to say getting weddy (literally just made that up), whether it’s formal, semiformal, cocktail or casual, there is no better feeling than pulling tags off clothes, stickers off shoes and that little stitch that you can’t snap with your bare hands for fear of damaging your new socks.  This feeling isn’t gender specific it can happen to any of us and I’m thankful for it.  The downside (there has to be), is when you wear this outfit again for another wedding where none of the guests from the previous wedding will be in attendance, you will NOT feel that same spark you felt the first time.  So enjoy, savour and bask in that feeling, until the next time and there will be a next time. In the words of Calvin H, I put on my shoes and I’m ready for the weekend, I put on my shoes and I’m ready for the weekend, I put on my shoes and I’m ready for the weekend, I put on my shoes and I’m ready for the weekend, weekend, weekend, weekend…

father and son getting ready for the wedding, grandad in the background checking his tie.

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