But then I found this sweater dress languishing in my mistaken Ebay purchase pile.
The seller had described it as brand new; one look at the worn label and somewhat straggly appearance of the knit made it clear that it wasn't. She didn't respond to my complaint, I got my £1.99 refunded by Ebay, and the dress has been in the attic ever since.
What do you think?
I know it's a sober grey, a colour I rarely choose, but having pepped it up a little with purple tights and my favourite shoe boots, I quite like it. Though anything woolly next to my skin doesn't half irritate me!
Ok, so without a bullet bra, the boobs aren't quite as pointy as Diana's...
... and I can't claim to look as sexy as Brigitte...
... but with the knee-high boots, I am reminded of Nancy Sinatra singing "These boots were made for walkin'".
Don't worry, I am not going to ask you if my bum looks big in this. I don't care!
(And The Boy, who is peering over my shoulder, has just said "Your butt is fine, mum." Praise indeed from an 8 year old boy.
Feel free to sing along.