Becoming Velma: or why I don’t mind my moniker.

When I was in school I used to have really long hair – and a really low pain threshold for having it brushed.
When I hit about 7yrs old my Mum couldn’t handle it any more, and took me to get one of my least favourite haircuts (on me) ever.

A bob.

I went to a Catholic school full of children who were innocent and accidentally mean in their honesty. Honesty is a virtue, right? Wrong.
I went into school the Monday after the cut and the other children instantly identified me as Velma from Scooby Doo. To be fair, looking back, I did look like her.

Also, to be fair, looking forwards, she is smokin’ hot.
I’ve decided in recent years to embrace it… but without the bob.

To celebrate, I’ve just done a bit of shopping with a cheeky wink at that Velma Vibe.



1. Pointelle Knit Collared Jumper by Yumi.
If you’ve read my posts before you’ll know that whatever Modcloth sells, I buy. Modcloth sell Yumi – I buy Yumi. This orange collared jumper is so cute and incredibly flattering. It is also very Velma-esque – a snip at just £19 in the sale!
2. Belted Pencil Skirt by Yumi.
Again, here I’m showing Yumi some love. All will become apparent very soon.
In true Velma style, I would wear the red skirt with the orange top…however…that doesn’t really work for me.  I plumped for both the Red and Blue skirts here, £40 each but totes worth it. I would wear the navy pencil skirt with this getup… but I have big plans for the red one, as you will see soon!
3. Burnt orange Ankle Socks by Primark.
The ones pictured are actually from Maria La Rosa at Barneys, but I don’t have that kind of dough to splash on socks. I think its pretty self evident why I have these in this outfit. I don’t have the guts (or the legs) for knee-highs!
4. Mary Jane Point-toe Pumps by Dune @ Debenhams. 
 used to be a very fervent member of the non-pointed toe club – but I have put those days behind me in the past 12 months. Now, if I’m wearing it, it had better have at least a cheeky little point on the end. They just look so dainty!

All of this together is going to look Awe-Some – especially on tired eyes days when I throw on the old thick-rims to glare at my screen!

So there are my picks! When they arrive I will be sharing a selfie!

Is there any character that people say you look like? Would you embrace their look?



4 thoughts on “Becoming Velma: or why I don’t mind my moniker.

  1. Youre lucky, i got called Jim Davidson when i was a teenager because my hair was curly and in a classic 80’s cut. I think back in horror of how i must have looked. Hanging my head in shame.


      1. Martin Clunes is cute in a geeky way but i still wouldnt wish to look like him. I cant see how you look like him from your photo though.

        In my 20’s and 30’s i used to get told i looked like Farrah Fawcett, thankfully thats before drink etc ravaged her. I could think of worse to be compared to. Now im 45 lord knows who folk think i look like…beyond caring really. Just as long as i look human, im happy.



      2. Gaynor, Farrah Fawcett is a good haul – and probably scores higher than Velma on most people’s fit-list! I suppose Velma benefits from not being affected by time… although I’m sure I will be! xx


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