Off Season…

Growing up…I dressed by several rules…among my favorites…

Don’t wear white before Easter…or…after Labor Day…and don’t wear winter clothes in between

Today…I’m breaking the rules by wearing a sweater…not the light weight cotton variety that is acceptable in mid-May and actually throughout the summer…but…a really warm…snuggly one…one that I wore all winter…one that will really keep me toasty…on this cold and rainy day…

And…as warm and snuggly as I feel…I feel an equal amount of discomfort…what will people think…

Enter…Bertha

Hello…people will think that it’s cold outside…the high is supposed to be sixty…with no sun in sight…people will think my blue sweater matches my eyes…people will think about a million other things…none of which pertain to my choice of clothing for the day

Of course…she says it also relates to my life as well…reminding me…that people usually have too much of their own stuff going on…to spend any time thinking about me or mine…even if I want them to

Hmmm…I know she’s right…and…as reassuring as it sounds…somehow…it doesn’t make me feel much better…I mean…really…nobody’s thinking about moi

Jane

Paper Dolls and Mood Matching…

This morning’s blog is brought to you by the letter…I…that’s for indecisive…which is exactly the kind of morning it’s been…it took me twice as long to get dressed as usual…and the only thing that hasn’t been changed at least once is…my underwear…TMI…I know…

Maybe you’ve had a morning like this…I went to bed with a plan…I knew exactly what I would wear…down to the earrings…but…when I got up and put it on…I just really wasn’t in…the…mood…to wear it…

Now I would like to say that this is an unusual occurrence…but…honestly it isn’t…the outfit that I loved the night before…falls out of favor during the night…

Not sure why that happens…maybe it has to do with dreams…although I don’t remember any involving a red sweater and black jeans…but…you never know…

Bertha…says it’s part of living my truth…listening to my mood…and honoring it with my clothes…

I personally think she just likes to play dress up…paper dolls come to mind…and…now that I think about it…it was kind of fun…trying to match my mood…which by the way…is a chartreuse tee…with a softer shade of green scarf…and after a couple of options the black jeans made the cut…

She also said…I really wasn’t…indecisive…I knew exactly what I wanted…I just hadn’t taken the time to ask…

Hmmm…she may be on to something there…

Jane