Monday, January 9, 2012

Some People Get Excited Over The Smallest Things!

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!


  1. I love the way you shake things up. I hardly ever wear a skirt in the winter so that would be a big shake-up for me too. And isn't it funny how we have a large selection of black pants!

  2. sometimes you just have to do things like this! lol.

  3. I usually set my clothes out Sunday for the week, but if I know that I am not feeling well in the morning before work, I usually make sure the outfit is really nice... There is a quote from Deion Sanders (footballer), "When you look good, you feel good" (he goes on to more, but that is the part I go by.

    Works wonders.

  4. Most people in Hawaii wear their blouses and t-shirts untucked. It's so much more comfortable and hides that part of us that really should stay loosely covered.