I'm no fashion or lifestyle blogger, you only have to take a look around here to see that, but this week with the colder weather I've finally put away all my summer clothes and have been wearing my new winter boots.
They are far too lovely to hide under a pair of jeans though, so with them I've been wearing tights and skirts.
Up until fairly recently I had lived in jeans and t-shirts. Most of the last 11 years has been spent sitting on the floor next to a small child, making Lego models or building a train set or brushing My Little Pony's hair, you get the idea... Jeans were just more practical for all of that.
Now I don't have to do that any more. The children are in school and I can wear clothes just because I like them.
It's not that I hate jeans, I just don't find them all that comfortable these days. The added advantage of not wearing them when doing the school run in the rain means that I don't get that annoying thing happen, where the hems soak up every nearby puddle. After the school run in a skirt I am comfy and dry. I feel smarter too (not that I probably am, I just feel it).
The only disadvantage is that I now need to buy more skirts. Having spied one that I'd had my eye on for a while in an online sale I was dismayed to find it had sold out hours later. I can't find many others that I like instead. It's all new territory to me - not only do I have to find the right size but also the right length. It's important because I'm definitely not built for mini skirts.
So, skirts is my word of the week, what's yours?