On Monday I had some business in town and my cleaning job, so I put together this outfit that worked for both. I wore the khaki pants from my February Use It or Lose It challenge. They are comfortable, but the fit just isn’t quite right. I think I figured out why…they are a 14W, so they have more room for tummy and hips. While I do have a tummy and hips, it’s really not enough to keep these pants up where they are supposed to hit my waist, so they sag a bit. Just enough to make the side pockets stick out like a couple of ears – it looks weird and emphasizes an area I’d rather minimize. If I wear a long enough top, untucked, the problem isn’t as noticeable. Will I keep these pants? Hmmm…still thinking about it…
This outfit was built around the shoes. Alas, unless I can figure out a way to make the shoes comfortable, this will be the ONLY time I will have worn them! They are a cute pair of Sofftspots that I found at the thrift store; after wearing them for a few hours, I discovered why the previous owner donated them. There is a seam on the inside of each shoe that rubs against the pinky toes. I wonder if sticking a bandage over the seam will work…or if that will just come unstuck after walking around a few minutes? Whatever solution I attempt, it will be done while wearing the shoes at home – so if it doesn’t work, I can kick them off and put my slippers back on!
You will see me wearing purple quite often over the next couple of years. As an officer in our local LWML society and as a zone chairperson, I will be attending numerous LWML meetings and functions. Since purple is their official color, I try to wear that color when going to LWML activities. I do NOT wear purple to support the local university sports teams. Nothing wrong with that – it’s just not my deal. Just making it clear WHY purple is in my wardrobe. Aside from the obvious fact that purple is a great color!
Saturday morning was a zone board meeting. After I got home, I had to change into a big wooly sweater. For some strange reason, it was chilly at the church (it’s almost always too warm there in the winter – and it’s conversely cold there in the summer). At any rate, here’s what I wore while out of the house:
For church on Sunday, I wore the black and white animal print top from my February “use it or lose it” challenge. Since I was supposed to have Boo for Sunday School and church, I paired the top with pants to be more modest while crawling around on the floor or chasing him between pews. Sadly, my Boo wasn’t available to go to church with Grammy and Papa. He better be able to go with us next Sunday!
My DH handed me a flannel shirt the other day and said it needed to be retired. The sleeves had gotten too short for him. (We have a hard time finding shirts that fit him well – he’s tall and slim. Eventually shirts shrink enough that the sleeves are too short for his long arms.) Rather than put the shirt in the rag bag, I adopted it and altered it a bit to fit me.
Friday night, my DH and I attended our local high school’s musical play, Beauty and the Beast. The kids did a wonderful job, as always, and the house was PACKED! They said it was a record attendance. This is how it should be for every show, folks!
Here’s what I wore for my date night. Please keep in mind this is the middle of Kansas – farm country. It’s considered “dressed up” if you wear clean jeans.