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My New Tracksuit

adidas tracksuit gold and greyLet us all take a moment just to admire my new tracksuit. Yes, tracksuit. I’m not even wearing it ironically – I have turned into a proper, 100% genuine, house-slob. I was drawn to this particular Adidas ‘number’ when I saw it on a mannequin in JD Sports (please don’t make the mistake of assuming that I visit JD on a regular basis – I don’t. I was returning something.) It was the only one left, and I stood and waited whilst a team of disgruntled employees took apart the plastic dummy, almost side-swiping my face with one of its arms! This tracksuit should have been £110 – YES, £110! My how things have changed since I last purchased a tracksuit, which was in….er….1988. In fact, it wouldn’t have been me who even purchased it, it would have been my mum! (It was a shell suit. Turquoise, pink and navy. Ah, those were the days.) Tracksuits surely shouldn’t be priced at more than £30?

Anyway, I’m very much enjoying padding about in the new trackie (an apparent ‘steal’, according to the sales assistant, at £55) and my cashmere slippers. Mr AMR wants me to give myself a ‘Croydon Facelift’ to complete the look, but he’ll have to wait. There are only so many fashion faux pas one can achieve in a day!

In defence of my ‘trackie’, though, I do quite like the bottoms – they look a bit like ballet warm-up pants. They are supremely comfortable. But then so’s a sack, I suppose, or a duvet cover. I’m only one step away from that, I tell you..



  1. I do love a good tracksuit, particularly when they’re new. Such a relief to change into one at the end of the day!

  2. now i’m really curious what you normally wear at home!

  3. This post has made my morning! Hilarious and ghetto fabulous, indeed. x

  4. You have just made my day! You look fab, trackie accessorized perfectly with a glass of vino. I have been up since 4.53 am with small child bed wetting (again) so I look dreadful today – not even you or Lisa ELdridge could help me. And am so cold from school run I will have to do some form of excercise to warm up.
    I also dont frequent sports shops but did go into JD sports to return something for my Husband – imagine my embarrasment when the sales assistant informed me I was in the wrong shop! They all look the same to me.
    At least you dont wear your trackie with shoes! Not a good look for anyone, not even you supermodels. xxx

    • Hahaha!!!! Love your comments today, everyone! I’m freezing my ass off in Marrakech, wish I had the trackie with me and a massive pair of furry boots. As it goes, I managed to pack the worst set of clothes imaginable. I have lived in the same ones the whole time! xxx

  5. It’s only one small step to the Slanket or the Onesie ;) . . .

  6. Since in on maternity leave I need a good tracksuit on days like today when the weather makes it impossible to leave the house otherwise I’d just be in my pyjamas all day which is what I usually wear when I come home from work.

  7. And also you may Not intend to be ironic but I think the cashmere slippers do that for you. X

  8. Exactly! What DO you wear at home, Ruth?? But you’re so beautiful you do look fabulous in everything!!

  9. That’s the classiest chavette outfit I’ve ever seen!

  10. Nothing wrong with a tracksuit for lounging in at home. Afterall, bet you wear leggings, or yoga pants? I think the time to be worried is when you own more tracksuits than other clothes.. No need for ultra expensive brand for lounging in at home though.. just something thats cosy for winter, and washes easily. You are funny though Ruth, and yes the thought of you at JD sports is quite odd, and had me laughing :P xx

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