It’s no secret that I think about clothes and what I wear A LOT. More than most. Definitely more than anyone I know.
I don’t spend so much time thinking about getting dressed because I “have nothing better to do” or I’m bored, or that I don’t have kids that I could “better” focus my attention on. I think about clothes because I want to. I like getting dressed and wearing interesting things. I love trying new things. I like to experiment with silhouettes. Granted, I experiment a lot, and end up selling or returning a lot, but that’s part of the cycle (and the fun) for me. No person or item of clothing is harmed in the process.
Maybe this is my “hobby,” but it’s also my job. I have never, and will never, apologize for loving clothes, fashion, personal style, or any such perceived-as-frivolous pursuit. I mean, people love and spend a lot of time thinking about sports, something which I couldn’t care less about, and they’re not berated for it.
Not that I’ve been berated for it, but being me, I often feel a tinge of “should” or “shouldn’t” when it comes to what I write about, what I do, and what I wear. I’ve always struggled with that external/internal pressure.
Anyway, I love that I write about what I’m wearing every day, and I love that it resonates with so many of you. Of course it’s not all about the clothes, or shopping, it’s about life and moving through it wearing things I love and that make me feel more like Grechen, whoever she happens to be at the moment.
But onto this outfit LOL
I wear this mostly at home, because as Jen said in the comments once, it does make me feel/look a little like a toddler 😉
And I wish it was a little longer on me; the length is just off somehow.
But it’s wonderful for wearing at home, which is where I spend most of my time, since I do work here. The pockets come in handy for moving my phone and sparkling waters up and down stairs. And it’s really easy to zip in and out of for the bathroom.
I used to feel guilty for wearing such “nice” or expensive things at home, but I no longer do. It is what it is.
What is your favorite thing to wear at home? Is it something that’s surprised you?