Dressing for a Day at Home
Mother: Do you ever think what are my clothes saying about me? Now that I am retired clothing, most of the time is just something to cover my body. Now don’t get me wrong I am not one of the pajamas at WalMart people, but I am very casual. In the summer and fall, I am more active and seem to be out and about more. A pair of capris and a cute top work well during this time. But late fall and winter I cocoon in the house, and I don’t worry very much about what I am wearing.
I am all for looking good and feeling happy with myself. It doesn’t extend to wearing pants, a shirt and sweater along with one inch high shoes to do housework. Putting on a necklace and earrings is also not going to be happening. And when it comes to makeup I might go a week with nothing but moisturizer on my face.
I do have to say I am going to step it up a notch this winter. Last year daughter and I were selling Lularoe clothing, and much of my winter wear was leggings and oversized shirts. This type of clothing helped contribute to a twenty-pound weight gain. Though I do believe that the candy frenzy I was on from Halloween to Valentine’s Day could have played a small part in the weight gain.
Overall my point is I am a casual dresser most of the time. The only thing that varies in my day to day clothing through the different months is the length of my pants. And in the cooler months, I wear 3/4 length sleeves instead of short sleeves. My thought is if I get cold I can add something.
What got me to thinking about any of this was a blog that I follow. I follow a lot of fashion blogs, actually thought I might go that route at one time. But doing fashion is hard. Getting out of the shower every day and putting on a real outfit along with makeup and jewelry is too much for me. How do you get comfortable? How do you clean your house? Don’t the sleeves on your sweater get in the way?
I can dress with the best when I have somewhere to go, but day to day just hanging around the house doesn’t make me want to do an OOTD. I guess this was why my fashion blogging life was short-lived. Maybe my clothes are saying I am lazy. Or maybe that I don’t care about my appearance. But if nothing else I am comfortable and don’t worry about my sweater sleeves being in the dishwater.
How about you? Does it make you feel better to get dressed top to toe each day? Or do you keep it very low-key for day to day wear? I might change my ideas as time goes on but right now it is great not to worry about clothing. I dressed for work and meetings for so many years now not having to worry about clothing each day is a blessing.
Till next time.
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