Wednesday, November 16, 2011

How Do You Feel In That?

Today was a blustery and rainy day.  I had groceries to get, children to shuttle and a trip to the airport.  I got dressed in the above Portland mom look of nontraditional geek who doesn't care.  I mean it was cold and windy, I wanted pants and I only own capri length- so black thick socks and Danskos to the rescue. so much.  Was I comfy?  Yes.  Did I look comfy?  Yes.  Did I feel good about myself?  No.  
I hate to put so much energy into looks when there are thousands of things of much more importance.  I also hate to feel like crap because I believe I look like crap.   I am not a beauty.  (If I were I would most likely live in jeans and a tshirt.)  I need all the help I can get.  Which is why I have always worn vintage.  It simply flatters me more than other clothing.  Dressing to make myself feel good is one of the few things I do for myself.
So I changed into this.

Basically traded the pants for a skirt.  Made all the difference and it was just as comfortable.  Although when I left the house I looked like this..
With that hat and coat I pretty much could have worn anything underneath.  That is the wonderful thing about a good coat. 


  1. I love it!! I know what you mean about being comfortable but not feeling too good about it. And I think the cloche is a wonderful touch!

  2. Amen sister! I just can't handle wearing anything frumpy in public. It ruins my day.

  3. I completely understand where you're coming from-and all it takes is a skirt/dress and a beautiful coat to glam up a rainy day! And I think you are lovely!

  4. Aww, you'e beautiful regardless. Your inner beauty radiates!

  5. I know this feeling! I went through it early this year. I was wearing stuff to work that I felt was wretched and made me look and feel crappy about myself. It really started to make me angry. So I started to dress more myself with vintage bits in my outfit, and it felt so much better and wasn't any more difficult to do.

    You look cute either way-- but what makes you happiest and feel the best is most important and shows. :)

  6. I live in Sacramento and it does not get as cold as the PNW, we do have cold, cold days here. My solution to the weather and skirt wearing is wool blend tights. They are a little on the expensive side but they come in nice colors and they last a very long time if well cared for. Best of all you get to stay toasty warm!


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