Susan is shy, quiet, polite and just an all-round nice person. After discovering her partner's affair she uses a weekend away to start to make changes to her life, and to herself.
Through the journey of a shopping trip for clothes for a night out, Susan becomes ever bolder in exploring the power of her body and her sexuality. She begins to shed layers, both psychologically and literally, until she finally emerges like a butterfly from its cocoon.
Changing Rooms is a short story telling the beginning of Susan's awakening, an awakening that is continued in The Hen Weekend.