Wednesday, August 4, 2010

If fashion were music, I'd be tone deaf.

I am not a fashionable person.

It took me 2 years to purchase a pair of capris. I (and my momma ass) are boycotting the stretchy leggings that have reared their ugly heads for a second time in my life. The first time, I was 10 - and rocked the HELL out of them.

I'm all about comfort and function. Pants that are too tight or shoes that squeeze my toes make me all grinchy.

On a typical day, I am dressed in standard jeans and t-shirt - although I've recently updated to a collection of comfy-yet-mature versions of my college tees. I can get dressed up, and if I do - I go all out. Especially when it comes to a professional situation. Luckily, my current job requires that I dress to the nines only a handful of times a year. I can't be expected to iron all the time...

I am all about the sensible shoe. I can wear heels, but they are the chunky late-1990s style. I'm clumsy and fall if the shoes don't have a rubber soul or the heels are too pointy. I prefer boots when I'm dressed up - for several reasons... First, I can wear socks that protect and cushion my feet. Second, they hold my feet better and provide better support. Third, they cover an ankle tattoo that I prefer not to be exposed in professional situations. I prefer to wear hiking boots. I have spent more on hiking boots than on any other type of shoe...with one pair at $190. That is a LOT of money for me to drop on a pair of shoes - but they were worn about 300 days a year. Well worth the durability and support they provided.

My favorite go-to summer shoes are a pair of Teva's that I purchased for a very important day.


Anonymous said...

I am with you on the shoes, especially Teva's! Execpt on the wedding day...i chose barefoot instead, even more comfy!

C (Kid Things) said...

Leggings looked so much better when I was 10, too. And I swore, SWORE, I'd never buy a pair of capris. That lasted until this year on my birthday and now I don't want to wear anything else.

Modern Super Momma said...

Thanks for the comments! Yes, barefoot is even more comfy - but we rented a hall, and I couldn't do that.

I've learned that when I say "never" about fashion, I'll have a picture of me wearing said "never" in less than a year... it's sad but true. Notice my distinct lack of "never" in my stretchy pants comment! :)