Tuesday, June 17, 2008

What Not To Wear

Good greif, I need to go clothes shopping. I'm walking around like somone who should go on What Not To Wear. Seriously. If anyone wants to nominate me for my makeover, go right ahead. I don't know what my problem is? I just don't want to spend time or energy trying on clothes, or spending money on them, or feeling bad about clothes that don't fit. Something feels wrong about buying more stuff when gas and food prices are through the roof - like it's frivolous and unnecessary. Even though I have nothing to wear, especially pants and skirts. And nevermind casual clothes. I spend most of every weekend in gym clothes or pajamas.

Not only is the clothes situation rather dire, but I am running late most mornings and leave the house with my wet hair pulled back in a bun or ponytail. Not exactly unprofessional, but not bespeaking of a well-coiffed young lady. I haven't bought clothes in months and my closet continues to get more bare as I get rid of things I can't stand looking at any longer, or things that I put on and become disgusted with for their tattiness or ill-fittingness. I almost threw in the trash outright the pants I was wearing yesterday as soon as I walked in my door because they were soaked through up to the knees from my trek home in the pouring rain, and aside from being a bit too casual really for work, also now have a small bleach stain near the pocket that appeared mysteriously one day.

Every morning when I slide out of my pajamas, I feel a small pang of sadness that I have to get dressed in presentable professional attire! I like looking nice, but I'm perfectly happy schlepping around in comfies. I would spend every day in lounge wear if it didn't scream LOSER. The first thing I do when I walk in my door from work is change into my pajamas. This is also one of the biggest reasons I have very little social life to speak of.

My boss is in quite the pleasant mood today. He just got back from a vacation to the Amalfi coast in Italy, where he got engaged to his girlfriend. Work is just so much more enjoyable when he's not in a caustic sewer of negativity.

Also, Adam is coming! Sometimes I miss him so much I want to barf. I think he'll be here the week of July 14, so I'll probably take that week off work. I don't have enough airline miles to go out there (sad!) right now, but I'll be going there over Thanksgiving, so that is some consolation. It's probably better that I don't go there now anyway since his little brother Garret is there and already has re-created the messy nest of his college dorm room in Adam's studio. (BTW, little brother Garret I'm told has lost some weight - he's no longer 6'4" and 225 lbs, he now only weighs 210 !!)


Katie said...

Awww...you need a girlie shopping day with Mom and Me! I still need to get your B-Day present in the mail...don't want to give it away but since it's SO late I guess it's ok to give you a hint...you can wear it. :)

adam said...

It's okay, baby. I haven't bought new clothes since 1998, and I'm still cool. Oh, jeez ... I'm still cool, right???

Lindsey said...

HA....I am so with you. When I was in the corporate world, my hair was CONSTANTLY in a semi-wet bun or pony tail and I loathed business clothes. Even the thought of them right now makes me feel like I'm suffocating.

Hey...maybe you can justify a shopping trip by getting something pretty for Adam's visit... which is less than a month away--YAY!

Michelle said...

K, I need a shopping day fo' sho'. I'm gettin' a prezzie?! I had no idea! yay!

Babe, about your outfits? we need to talk. You're off the hook so long as you live in Hawaii, I don't expect you to wear anything but your swimsuit and flops.

Lindsey - choke, choke! esp the pants - is it just me or are women's suit pants SO uncomfortable?!

I shouldn't need justification for doing nice things for myself LOL!

Anonymous said...

Yeah for Adam coming to visit!!! Now you can stop barfing!

I know how you feel regarding the clothes situation. There is so much in my closet that doesn't fit right, it makes me sick. So that means either drop 10 pounds and lose some quad muscle or live in the few clothes that do fit.

I wish I could wear pajamas every single blessed day...when I'm not wearing workout clothes.

Lindsey said...

You're right...they are totally uncomfortable. I think the entire time I was at Bank of America I refused to wear stockings even though it was "dress code". I hate the corporate world...uggh. I would have been much more productive in jeans and a nice shirt or my pjs. I think I spent more time worrying about how uncomfortable my pants and shoes were than deadlines--no lie!

HA-then go by yourself something new because you want to and YOU deserve it!

Laurie said...

I want to go on that show too - I'm sure that living in workout clothes would qualify me - but I'll be dead before they get rid of some of my comfort clothes - but they could throw out most if it and I wouldn't care.