Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Tuesday, June 01, 2021
What have I learned so far with this challenge? Well. Despite my good intentions I am not going to blog about this every day, nor every week (too late to go back now!). I started this in April during the most stress-filled school year ever, I was lucky to get out of bed and get dressed, my hair brushed and my teeth brushed and out the door with my lunchbox. Thank goodness, this dress took the stress out of the getting dressed bit. The last day at school was day 75ish of this challenge and not one person mentioned the fact that I was wearing the same thing, just styled a little differently, every single day. I did mention it to a couple of co-workers who gently teased me about the fact that my wardrobe before this challenge was pretty much the same thing (as is theirs)
Another thing I have learned is that I'm not wild about my pictures and that I've never had so many taken of myself. I had all of these great ideas about styling my photos and perhaps having my husband take them for me. Then I realized whenever I ask him to take a decent photo of me he'll shoot one and say "there you go, it's a good one" and when I look it's fuzzy, my eyes are closed and not at all going to work. So I have done a few run ins and those last couple of weeks of school I stood at my front door, placed my phone on the stairs took a snap and headed to work.
Most people don't notice what you're wearing. Oh, they might say I really like that (fill in an article of clothing) you wear when it's (cold/hot/raining/a field trip/etc), but they won't necessarily miss it if you don't wear it for a while. The kids at my school watch for my hand knits. They notice my socks, every single scarf I wear, my hats and even a sweater or two, otherwise they could care less what I'm wearing.
At this point (day 86 and counting), I'm tired of black. The little black dress may go with everything (I've not had the best of luck combining it with navy blue), but every now and again it needs a bit of something else...anything else. I know that at the end of this you get a "reward" of some $$ off of a new dress, I know which dress will be my next one...but right now I have a lovely olive green one waiting for this challenge to end (on the last day of an upcoming camping trip).
The dress is comfortable and it's made me look at my (rather limited) wardrobe in a different way. The past 86 days have been a learning eperience, a good one for the most part!!
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Tuesday, March 09, 2021
Day 4 with my photobombers. I need to find a better angle with the camera as this angle makes my body look bigger than necessary (it needs no help with looking bigger) and makes my head look small (my head may be empty, but it is not small.
I am hoping to find more inspiration for this challenge, but the dress is so comfy I could wear it as is and be perfectly happy. Okay, maybe not "as is" since it's sleeveless and apparently we're supposed to get feet of snow this weekend.
I am looking forward to figuring out more creative ways to wear things with this dress. :)
Saturday, March 06, 2021
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Flash forward 18 nearly 19 years. Our phones seem to rule our lives. We can surf the internet, call, text, listen to music...the dang thing does nearly everything except the windows. We. are. never. out. of. reach. I'm trying to explain to my elderly mother that her new cell phone is for all intents and purposes a computer. We're three states away from each other and she refuses to go into the cell phone store and ask for help. She's hard of hearing and I just want her to learn to use the damn thing so that she can text since she refuses to write a letter....doesn't matter what type, email or paper, the woman won't write. I don't know why I think she'll text. I do know that she hates when I don't carry my phone with me. My kids hate it too, when they'll text or try to call me when I'm at work and my phone is turned to silent, or I ignore it until I have a break.
I miss 1985. I really do. I never thought I would. I remember searching for a working pay phone and digging around for change so that I could use the phone. I was 23 years old, but my mother still ruled my life with an iron hand (you get off at work at 10:30pm? I'll call your apartment at 11:00 sharp, if you don't answer, then I'll call your friends and their parents until I find you....and yes my mother did this and yes I'm still apologizing all these years later for my mother's insane phone calls tracking down her grown daughter). I kind of wish I'd had a cell phone then. But now I relish the idea that I'm "off grid" for a while. I don't always have my cell phone on me. Rarely is the volume so that I can hear it. Sometimes I feel I just need to slow down and pretend it's 1978...well maybe not 1978 because we shared the phone line with our neighbor, which was a whole different sort of fun when you're a teenager...maybe we'll pretend it's 1980. We have our own phone line, a letter is something you stick a stamp on and send through the mail. You have to be patient, life isn't just a click away.... Maybe that's not so bad.