Many days, I have a plan for what I’m going to wear. I will have a vision to combine a green argyle cardigan with a maroon tweed skirt. This particular vision startled my HR lady into saying “so many patterns and colors!”
Or I’ll pair my black and white striped sweater with a colorful silk scarf tied around my neck in a big bow, cropped jeans and black boots. I got many comments about the Frenchness that day and I wondered if I were wearing a costume more than an outfit.
Admittedly, a lot of days, I’m just wearing the same jeans over and over with various t-shirts and layering bits. I don’t always have these inspired visions. Mostly I’m just trying to not be naked.
Today I wasn’t inspired and I would have loved nothing more than to just put on my same old jeans, a concert t-shirt and a cardigan. But I was having a dirty hair problem. Too dirty for public display. And my interest in showering was – 38. I’m classy like that.
I concocted a plan. A head scarf! I covered up all the grimy hair with a fancy scarf. In fact, the very same scarf that I had around my neck with the Frenchness. In order to make this seem like a normal thing to wear, I also put on a blousy white shirt with puffy sleeves. And since the shirt is rather voluminous, I put a big belt on top of it.
It started to turn into a gypsy costume.
So I added a big chunky silver bangle, some silver dangly earrings and some boots.
Take note of:
Blousy white shirt
Someone at my office has already called me a pirate, so, that’s a win for me, right?