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Thursday, 12 May 2011

One for the girls...


Ok sorry for the stereotyping but most guys just won't get this... do any of you girls get clothes crisis moments? Is it just me? Because I just had a huge one!

They strike with no rhyme or reason, for nothing in particular but I end up in front of my wardrobe not knowing what to wear, I put on hundreds of outfits. my husband thinks they are all lovely. I just cannot agree. These are clothes I wear every day of my life. Why on one particular day should they be so horrid that I cannnot put them on?! Piles of clothes mount up on my bed. I usually pray at this point, in total panic mode... Although I'm not sure God would be that worried about what I chose to wear...
Then there's the double crisis days where there is a specific event. Like today. I am just going to a conference, just a small diocesan thing. I put on a dress and was happy with it. then a thought struck me - but is this too smart? first change. new top - but does this look like a clerical collar? no 3: ok this skirt is too short. Then amidst all this total craziness, I realise MY BISHOP WILL BE THERE!!! then theres a meltdown. By this stage I am screeching at the kids, go and get your own breakfast, mummy is having a moment! I have not met the Bish yet, so of course then I panic more.

This is completely nuts I know. You do not have to tell me. I am a confident woman, for goodness sake. Why do thse moments strike me? What is going on in my head!?  Who cares what people will think about my clothes....

So finally I decide on a mid length denim skirt with smart-ish top. It says to me: funky, not too cas and I am happy with myself. Then I go downstairs. My teenage daughter says to me: 'Mum I really don't like that top....'

3 comments:

T.C. said...

I did a similar thing only this week, I wore an outfit out for the evening, and while I was out I realised I had tried the same outfit on for a similar evening only about a month before and thought it looked awfull!

Then I panicked but it was too late, which time had my judgement been right? When I thought it looked awful, or when I had chosen to wear it!

Give me a suit and tie any day!

Perpetua said...

Red, I've solved this problem in my advancing years by having very few clothes :-) I hate clothes shopping, so end up with a very small number of outfits which makes choosing soooo easy.....

Nancy Wallace said...

I get times like that too, often for me made worse by uncertainties about the weather or likely room temparature. What a privilege to actually have a choice of clothes I try to tell myself - but why does choice so often translate into 'nothing to wear'?