When I was a girl I had two distinct sets of clothing: my school clothes, and my play clothes. When I was a young stay-at-home mom, not only was there no money for two distinct sets of clothes but there was no need. Later, when I returned to college I again had a set of school clothes. After all the years of not having a separate and unique set of things to wear, and even though finances were tight and so shopping was challenging, it was fun to have new outfits.
Over the past 20+ years as I’ve been a career-woman, I have always had work clothes that have been separate from my every day outfits. The other day I was thinking about this and realized that as the years have gone by the delineation between the two sets of clothes is blurring somewhat.
No longer do I wear suits and pantyhose (heaven forbid!) and tight high heel shoes that cause my feet to almost sigh audibly when they are removed at the end of the day. The older I get the more important comfort becomes to this aging body of mine.
Now, in the summer months, most of us wear capri pants at work. There are some who continue with the high heeled sandals I, for the most part, have gone the way of flats. Some still wear jackets to dress up their outfit, as do I depending on my mood and the day ahead.
My play clothes these days also consist of capri pants and my new favorite thing – yoga pants. They’re like capris only softer and with an E-L-A-S-T-I-C waist. Need I say more?!
The nearer I get to my “R” day the more my two sets of clothes seem to be merging. They’re turning into a single set of comfortable but nice-looking set of clothing. No more work clothes vs play clothes – just clothes. I think it’s a metaphor for the new life that is ahead.
Meanwhile, I’m cleaning house here in the Velvet Room. Tweaking settings here, moving things there, adding and removing other things, getting ready for company coming next week. I’m looking forward to visitors dropping by!