Comfort zone

15 October 2009 at 02:16 Leave a comment

Erin at A Dress a Day has summarized perfectly the dilemma and the joy of dressing for women (or, at least for me):

“Weirdly, though, even though I’m wearing all gray and black, I feel tremendously conspicuous. If you’re wearing a bright-orange dress printed with anvils (just as a thought experiment; I don’t actually have a bright-orange dress printed with anvils … yet) you obviously don’t give a damn about what people think about your clothes, so any judgments roll right off you. If you’re wearing a tasteful black skirt, gray cashmere cardigan, and pearls, well … see what I mean? There will be twenty other women on the street wearing the same thing today, and I am definitely NOT in the top ten percent of women who can do this look right. It seems odd to feel more conspicuous in a tasteful knit skirt than in orange-and-anvils, but obviously orange-and-anvils is my comfort zone, and that’s all there is to it.”

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now, let’s see about those trousers this is why…

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What I’ve been reading:

  • James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. (London, 14 King William Street, Strand: William P. Nimmo, 1876). 4 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 3, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985). 4 years ago
  • Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the Next Millennium (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1988). 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You (New York: Grove Press, 2004). 5 years ago
  • Marsilio Ficino, Letters of Marsilio Ficino, v. 2, trans. Language Dept. School of Economic Science, London (New York: Gingko Press, 1985) 5 years ago

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I am a misanthrope. No one ever believes me, but this seems to prove my point.

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