So, this bloody money diet then. I have coped by going back through old emails and saying “yes” to anyone who offered me a sample, which I had grandly turned down.

Kettlewell, who make good quality basics in a vast range of colours, were first on the list. Need a black polo neck in July? Kettlewell. Need a yellow vest in November? Kettlewell.

As it happens, I don’t have enough pink in my wardrobe. Pink doesn’t really suit me because I am quite pink already and wearing more pink has in the past made me look like luncheon meat.

BUT, in fact, a hint of pink is okay. So I rang up my friend at Kettlewell and screamed SEND ME PINK STUFF. And duly two vests arrived in the post.

This Long Vest Top for £25 in pink ice

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This Long camisole in mellow rose, also for £25

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Beautiful quality, lovely and stretchy. I was worried that the colours might be a bit flat, but they are both subtly toned shades of pink. I am a solid size 12 and got these in an M, which fit fine.