Thursday, March 01, 2012
2 years in waiting
I don't know if it's weird weather patterns or depression or just the result of a shifting perspective that has inspired my changing conviction of late but getting dressed isn't as much fun as it used to be. This outfit is cute but I feel so meh about it- and this sentiment extends to so many other outfits I've put together lately. I know not every outfit will be a show-stopper and I have no expectations of grandeur or fame among the style blog network, yet there's this internal pressure that's constantly stifling my desire to put forth any effort at all. I'm hesitant to identify this attitude as burn-out; I still enjoy creating outfits and pairing colors and trying out new trends but when it comes to choosing clothing to wear for 8 hours of work, nothing seems appealing these last few months. Again, using this outfit as an example- it looks totally comfortable, right? Except that the tights make my stomach itch in a skin-wants-to-breathe kind of way, and the elastic around the elbows is restrictive and I had to worry about spilling ravioli sauce on the fabric or snagging it on my chair or spilling soda down the front of it... maybe I'm just lazy these days. I think, maybe I should take a real break and swear off blogging for Lent, but the problem will still persist; I still have to get dressed every day. I don't know what the answer is here but there's no venue like the present to get these rambling thoughts out of my brain. A little stream of consciousness writing (later edited for syntax, diction and spelling) is always good for the mind and heart. Your ideas, stories and thoughts are welcome here, as always. Ever deal with this yourself? Just think I'm nuts? Dish.