I don't know if I have what it takes to make this a full fledged Friday thing but Big Mama is my fashion hero and blogging idol. Her Friday posts always gets me thinking about my own fashion quandaries so I wanted to share something I figured out this morning that worked for me.
I love clothes but I don't like fussing with them. By that I mean I don't want to wrestle or do contortions to put them on and once they are on, I don't want to spend my day tugging things up or smoothing them down or re-tucking. The best outfits are those that I feel great in and I don't FEEL them at all (no pinching, binding, scratching, creeping, slipping, etc).
So here was my idea:
I was going to wear this 3/4 sleeve cardigan over a long sleeved white collared shirt but since the cardigan is a bit more fitted than the shirt, I dreaded the whole sleeve twist action that I usually must do when I put the sweater over the shirt. So this morning I thought, "why not put the shirt and sweater together on the hanger and get the shoulder seems and sleeves to line up, then unbutton the shirt and put them on at the same time?"
It worked great! I dressed the hanger, got both tops lined up, put it on, buttoned up, rolled up the sleeves, accessorized and didn't have to mess with it again! I started my day with such a sense of accomplishment... I was ready to take on the world (at this point the theme from the Mary Tyler Moore show should be playing in the background of your mind). I'm tossing my metaphoric beret in the air.
My heightened sense of fashion euphoria was short lived. When I got to work, I realized that I had forgotten to put on mascara!