Combat boots, nose piercing, and DJing at the college radio station (did some professional radio and nightclub work, too). I had an amazing time while wearing those boots my entire university career, and wore actual holes into them.
Back then I thought I should knock off a few pounds... now I want to smack my former self! I'd kill to be that size now... but apparently I'm not so much into the "diet-and-exercise" fad all the kids are talking about these days.
Much to my astonishment, my lifestyle and body have both changed significantly. I'm married, with a stepson (AKA Stinky), and work as an attorney in upstate New York. The wardrobe of your typical civil servant here is enough to bore you to death, if not send you into gales of laughter or shudders of disgust. This blog will document my attempts to decorate myself in ways that are loyal both to my sense of self and to my occupation.
Because combat boots and concert T-shirts at work would get me fired. and due to the nature of my job, my image outside working hours matters too.
However, like most people, I'm working with some "issues". Everybody's got issues, right? Well, I've got a lot of them. Stacey and Clinton (of "What Not To Wear" fame) have NOT done this episode! This is what I'm working around...
- I've always been curvy, but haven't quite come to terms with being "big".
- I've had a series of ankle, knee, and foot injuries that force me to wear "sensible" shoes on my small, blocky feet.
- I have a short torso, short waist, and over-average length legs.
- That waist is higher in the back than in the front, at least partially due to my large round butt!
- My legs are a trainwreck. Wide hips, large thighs, saddlebags, fat knees, cankles. With weird lumps and bumps all over.
- And just for fun, I'm severely ALLERGIC to all animal fibers... wool, cashmere, etc.
I spend a LOT on tailoring. Thankfully my seamstress is a genius. I also have a lifetime's stash of beautiful things, both gifted and collected during my own travels domestically and abroad.
So, with a deep breath, here we go! Thanks for visiting - your comments are greatly appreciated!