Before *I* blog, do be sure to check out Sissy’s post. She’s most concerned that I’ll fail to notify everyone properly when it’s time to vote for her – and for Gretchen – in Mango Minster. (For those not inclined to click all over the place but willing to vote, please mark your calendars – Feb. 7th for Sis, the 11th for Gg, and that Mango link should get you where you need to be.) Of course, I’ll be blogging accordingly, despite Sissy’s crazy fears. And yeah, tell your friends, co-workers, etc. We’re hoping the sympathy vote will at least carry our DIVA into the winner’s circle. The category ain’t called named SHAMELESS DIVAS for nuthin’.
Now. *MY* issue for the day, because there is a remote chance Sissy’s inner diva might have been cultivated and drawn out by someone else in her household…
Skirts/dresses. Back in the day, when I wore a navy, too much polyester uniform to work, I wore a LOT of skirts on my days off. Then, I came to work for the inlaws, where anything nicer than not-designer jeans is likely to get ruined as I dig for fittings and schlep bags of filter minerals for customers. I started to get a clue when I became aware that I “dressed up” to meet girlfriends for dinner, meetings, etc., but when I began pondering which of my friends could most likely write a “winning” nomination for me for What Not to Wear, I started looking harder at my closet.
I know several of my friends, both in blogland and locally, wear skirts almost exclusively. Their reasons differ, but sadly, I won’t ever be in that club, because of work. What I want to know is how skirts and dresses fit into your wardrobe.
Personally, I’m liking skirts the most right now, because of the rather odd way the weight is falling off. Right now, I’m almost three full sizes smaller on the bottom than the top though, so to say that it’s hard to get a dress that fits just right is an understatement.
Do you know how/why you feel the way you do about skirts and dresses? I grew up with two great aunts who wore dresses, exclusively. Skirts have been pretty routine for me all of my life, and frankly, wearing them makes me feel more feminine. I’ll always love my jeans and capris, but skirted things have a firm place in my closet too.