I adore girly stuff! Sky high heels, clothes and make-up make me incredibly happy. It has occurred to me recently that I have a superstitious and possibly unhealthy attachment/relationship to clothes. We just went over a brief history of my dating life in the last few weeks and I didn't mention that I had to have a new outfit for each date. Not just because it's what you do, but because I truly felt that karma from one bad date, might roll over to the next date and sabotage it! Almost like cheating. Therefore, new clothes for each guy. (I could wear the clothes after, just not on a new date.)
Sometimes, if you want to know the truth, I've been known to almost personify clothes. There was one shirt that I used to wear and without fail, the night would end in total debauchery every time! I eventually got rid of it after saying, "The SHIRT made me do it!" one to many times.
And don't get me started on the whole underwear thing. But for the record, in the past week, I did solve the "underwear under the wedding dress" dilemma and they are certainly not white!
Let's talk about work clothes. Does anybody remember this post? It's moderately humorous, but if you don't have time to read it, basically it covered the most extreme of adventures in my work history and ended with the hope that when I moved on from my (at the time) current job, it would be a smooth and "peaceful" transition. Ha! Well, let's just say that didn't happen. The good news is that when when people say things like, "Oh, it's a blessing in disguise," I can honestly say, there is no disguise. This is flat out the best thing that could have happened.
(Sidenote: You know how you look back at a job you hated at the time and you think to yourself, was it really that bad? You can't quite remember. This is the opposite of that. I look back at my most recent job and more and more things become apparent that were unacceptable.)
So here's the deal. My previous work clothes have bad work karma! The simple solution is to go out and buy all new clothes. Which would be all well and good if this had not officially become the fashion season from hell! (that was my attempt at a scary font, epic fail) All of my friends and I have bitched about how we've attempted shopping trips numerous times this fall for clothes and come back empty handed. (It's all plaid or neutrals!) Monday night I finished my Christmas shopping and actually found a couple of very cute items to start afresh. Not a total new wardrobe but some solid pieces to mix and match.
Where are you guys shopping this year? Is everyone having fashion, wardrobe trouble? Am I missing something?
Today's To Do List? Rid myself of all evil clothes...(and "sage" the rest again, just to be safe!)