Before we went out on Sunday I had DH snap a photo. I almost didn't, but my daughter asked me why we haven't been taking pix and I really didn't have an answer for her. Then I got to thinking about how style has been the last thing on my mind...and thus this post was born.
My mother comes up nearly every Sunday to watch the kids for a precious few hours so DH and I can go out. Since DH is home I can take my time getting ready without kids clamoring for my attention. On a typical lazy Sunday morning, cup of tea in hand, there’s a pleasant feeling when staring into the closet and thinking about what I shall wear. The possibilities are open to me and the day ahead is fresh and still unspent.
Needless to say I’ve had a lot on my mind and fashion hasn’t been at the forefront of my thoughts. So this Sunday was a bit different. I barely looked into my closet and quickly grabbed a top, then a cardigan, with very little consideration.
The point is this: even tho I put practically no thought into what I threw on my back, when I looked in the mirror I actually looked fine, none the worse for wear. This made me realize my wardrobe works pretty well, and when need be, effortlessly so.
My outfits are simple and practical, perhaps not always adventurous but they do match my casual lifestyle. The shapes and colors are basically flattering and all of it seems to go together, very mix and match.
I now have a wardrobe that functions for me when I can’t possibly deal with thinking about clothes.
How often in life do we get crazy busy or majorly distracted? I remember other times when it was a struggle to figure out what to wear during those stressful periods, and the last thing one needs when under duress is more struggle. This was so much nicer, a moment of calm; of needed mindlessness.
I guess what I’m driving at is that this is yet another way developing a personal style can impact our lives. I feel pretty crappy, but it’s nice to not add to that by also feeling like I totally look it. And when navigating the stressful times in life, every little bit helps.
Yet another discovery on this journey.
Thanks for listening…see ya soon!