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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. love a good pair of sweats :) i actually am a professional ballet dancer and yes, those would make great warm ups!! nothing to get tangled around the ankles…also, LOVE your apt ( house?) the wood looks really nice and the stairs are fun :)

  2. Haha, ‘Croydon Facelift’ :) That comment just made my day. I live in London, so I’m aware of the full meaning of that specific phenomenon. Thanks for making me chuckle, Ruth. Oh, and I like the tracksuit (I have to admit I had a pair of black Adidas tracksuit bottoms quite similar to yours which were only thrown away a year ago due to suspicious holes near the, erh, crotch area which couldn’t be mended anymore. Bless those pants, they lasted me almost ten years. I hope yours last as long!).

  3. Yes!! I just got a pair of black velour sweatpants from my mother-in-law and they are fabulous. I might even wear them in public.

  4. If anyone can, Ruth – you can! :)

  5. Lol everyone’s allowed a slump day here and there. ;) You look so comfy and still gorgeous!

  6. haha, i thought tracksuites were a regular thing for people just having a relaxing day at home.. i guess not haha. but im 16,does that make it more acceptable? i do like the tracksuite,but would never have paid 110 pound in a million years. xo

  7. Ha ha. Oh my, I’ve just had to explain to my boss why I’m giggling ‘whilst working’. Very funny story!

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