This is my third week to participate in Patti's group of www.notdeadyetstyle.blogspot.com Visible Monday bloggers.
The reason I decided to join the effort was to test myself - how much have I really changed my style? I've been working from home for over two years now. Some days I never get out of my pajamas! One of the most rewarding things about working from home is that I have discovered it's the perfect way to road test an outfit. Some days I put on some fancy stuff, including heels and shapewear and just see if I am comfortable in it for eight plus hours. What a luxury! If something begins to tug, bind or slip - I dismiss it from my closet immediately! This is much better than making the same discovery while I'm too far from home to make a switch.
Lately, it's been hot. I skip the makeup unless I'm going somewhere special. And most days my hair is pulled back shortly after I step out of the shower. I love that it stays completely out of my way all day. But, I can see that it's not all that socially appropriate. In fact, I can see lots and lots of problems with this look. I can say that it was completely comfortable and feminine feeling all day. I am enjoying my new collection of thrifted "day" dresses.
Hmmm...... I guess this every Monday photo thing might nudge me into an upgrade. It's tempting to just quit posting photos! But I think - this is the real me - so I'm going to see what happens when I focus on this for a few more weeks. Change is a process.
Worthington scoop neck t-shirt, old. I think needs to be donated now, I've never noticed the pull across the chest before, because, of course, I never take photos!
my favorite new suede boots, thrifted for $2
We're in the final countdown for my daughter's move. My accomplishment of the week was feeding 12 to 25 people (depending on the day and time) throughout the weekend and providing beds for half of them. Everyone wanted to be together before the family gets split up again. My biggest challenge was strategizing how to feed all these people when 1) I'm not working so throwing money at it isn't an option, and 2) I and my daughter have been gluten-free for over a year now, so cheap filler foods or carry-out are no longer options. Proud to say that I made it work out beautifully and no one was the wiser! Well, unless they read this blog!