When I go to work at the Customer Service desk, I wear a mall-issued white shirt and black “bottoms” of my choice. I've come to realize how this uniform makes it easy to get ready in the morning. All I have to do is grab a shirt, select one of several pairs of black pants that are hanging in the closet, throw on a belt (because I wear the shirt tucked in and my pants have loops), and shoes. The only thing I have to think about is earrings. What’s my statement for the day going to be--silver or gold, studs, dangles, or hoops?
I woke up this morning in a funk and feeling like I wanted to shake something up. At first I wasn’t sure how I could do that, but as I was brushing my teeth inspiration hit. There was nothing that said I couldn’t change up my work clothes and wear a skirt! Immediately my mood improved; I even felt a bit rebellious. I bypassed the row of black pants on the top rack of the closet, and chose a shin-length knit column skirt from the lower rack, the only black one I have. Of course wearing a skirt meant I had to wear hose and a slip, but those were a small price to pay for shaking things up.
My radical outfit actually worked out well, and made me feel happy. The skirt has a bit of wool in it, so it was nice and warm. I've gained a couple of pounds over the holidays, and the skirt’s elastic waistband was really comfortable. To hide my unsvelte waistline, I even left the shirt untucked. What a rabble-rouser!