Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Fashion Homework- Who Wants To Be My Geek?
I'm thinking of challenging myself to buy one new piece of clothing or accessory every payday (2x p/month in my case) that is purchased for being stylish, rather than something that I "need." I'm TERRIBLE at dressing myself. Physically: Yes, I am capable (even if it does take a couple of tries to get the buttons lined up). However, I would wear my Bon Temps tee (from the show True Blood) with comfortable jeans and sneakers every day, if I could get away with it. There are a myriad of reasons for this, both physical and psychological.
1. I would rather be physically comfortable in soft clothes than look stylish. I have a difficult time powering through pained feet without constant complaint. Which makes cute shoes painful for me AND the people unfortunate enough to be near me. And also, I have enormous (for a woman) and strangely shaped feet. More often than not, cute shoes are not so cute on my 9.5 feet.
2. Comfortable clothes easily hide the extra padding I carry around. The extra padding also being comfortable. Extra padding hides so many things. Anyone who has ever struggled with their weight understands the many layers of this. Bad pun intended.
3. I'm emotionally uncomfortable in stylish clothes. I'm just not good at picking out things that look good on my body and coordinate without looking too matchy matchy. I always feel like I look like I'm trying too hard (and still missing the mark). Ya know?
This leads to me not really wanting to go out, other than to friends houses where I'm comfortable with who I am. Granted, I'm just socially awkward in general, so going out is difficult for me in a lot of ways. The way I dress just ups the awkward factor.
So that's my vulnerable post of the week (or month).
This Thursday is pay day so what say you, blog friends? What should I start with?