Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monster in my closet

Among the worst feelings in the world: opening my closet on weekday mornings.

Generally, by the time I’m standing before my wardrobe, I should already be dressed and packing my lunch. But I get drawn into some story on GMA and I made the mistake of checking my email and then I’m running five minutes late. Or ten minutes late. Or twelve.

(I still get to work on time.)

But I hate that part of the morning, where I open up my closet and I have to find something to wear.

Something that is clean
hides my self-conscious-zone-o’-the-week
fits dress code
doesn’t make me look like a 16-year-old
or a 50-year-old
is not a damn suit
preferably requires little to no ironing

And – most challenging – doesn’t bore me.

My work clothes all bore me.

Those pants? OMGhowmanytimeshavetheybeenworninthelast6months?
That skirt? I wore it to my high school graduation.
And I wore that blouse last Thursday. It is only Monday and I am absolutely certain that my coworkers intently scrutinize my wardrobe and will harshly judge me for not waiting at least a week between each wearing.

The moral of today’s story is that it is time to find a bit of motivation and do a bit of shopping.

Or maybe have my mom do it for me.

I’m busy.

(Lame excuse, no? What kind of woman is too busy to find time to go shopping?)

Truth: I would be happy to go shopping for clothes to wear to work if it were half as fun as, say, shopping for cocktail dresses. Or handbags.


my life is brilliant said...

I had the same problem with my professional wardrobe. Then I started working at a company where we could wear whatever we wanted.

I still did the, "Dang it, I just wore that!" thing there too! lol

Thisisme said...

I HATE getting dressed during the work week. . .I've started laying out an outfit the night before to save the struggle from all the other morning issues!!

Mrs. Architect said...

Amen, sista!

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