Well I've been on a shopping expedition to Exeter, to get some outfits to wear during my visit to the Albany Clinic, and it was fun and expensive.
In Debenhams they didn't have a red dress that I had looked at. They might be getting in in and its part of a set the woman assistant said. Yes I went up to one of the assistants to find out where the dress would be. She was very helpful, so helpful in fact that when I showed her the picture of the shawl I was looking for she took me to where it would be and asked the male assistant in that area where it might be. He told us where to look and then when we headed off in the wrong direction took us straight to the item and got it off the rail for me.
I was left to wander around the store with this shawl draped from my arm.
I popped in to the section to look for that black frill shirt dress but they didn't have any. They did have the red one so I picked up one of those.
After that I went to the Betty Jackson, Black section to get the taupe tie waist dress that we decided would look good for the appointment. It does look good when teamed with the shawl, of course I'm probably going to have to get a new handbag as I don't think that the ones that I have quite go. I need one with a longer strap that I can put over my shoulder.
I wandered back into the Red Herring denim area and picked up a pair of bootleg jeans and a camisole, the latter as it was free with the jeans.
With all of that lot draped over my arm I decided it was time to pay and went to the cash desk. The assistant there was very friendly, an older woman, and we had a nice chat while she was scanning my clothes and I was paying. I'm sure that she didn't realise that I was buying them for myself but who knows. For once I actually didn't feel awkward buying things in a shop, especially things for me.
Once I'd finished in Debenhams I decided to pop into Marks & Spencer and gets some new lingerie. I came out with two bra and panty sets, one in black and the other in a pale tan colour. In addition to that I picked up a vest style top and three more pairs of panties.
At that point I made my way back to the car, making a quick stop in Next, but without buying anything, and then Peacocks, where I picked up a purse and umbrella.
After that I returned to the car and drove back home.
Oh, during my drive to and from Exeter I wore a pair of womens stud earings and flat shoes in the car. I wore the flats to make sure that I could drive in them as I intend to wear them for the drive to Manchester.