Why I wear what I wear

Heaven knows I'm no fashion icon, and half the time, I have no idea what the right type of "cut" or "shape" for my body type is. See, I do like fashion, and I do like to look nice, but I also have absolutely no money, and am not overly concerned with what is fashionable. Most of the time, if I'm wearing a nice skirt or pair of pants, and a shirt that I like, I'm happy.

My general go-to out fit is usually a shirt than is loose around the middle (Not baggy, just loose. I'm a bit self-conscious about my weight) one of my favorite skirts, with either leggings or tights. I tend to go with leggings, since I find them more comfortable, even if they do look like I'm going to the gym. I wear tights when I'm going to Mass, usually. If I'm wearing something under my skirt, it's because I want to be able to move around more freely. I know the common suggestion for this would be to just wear pants, but I find my hips look huge in pants, and they're not really that comfortable.

 I'm not really that fashion-adventurous. I wear what I'm comfortable wearing. I wear flats most of the time because I feel like an overly tall abomination in heels. (Not only that, but heels hurt!) I wear loose-ish shirts because I don't want to expose my waist that much. I wear skirts because most pants are just plain uncomfortable. I do wear pants, and I'm not completely against them, but in general, I prefer the feel of a skirt.

Part of this is just laziness. I don't like shopping, and I hate spending money. If I go to any store other than the thrift store, I can only buy one item, and the thrift store in my town doesn't have very many nice things. If I could find a  job, this would probably change. But then I'd want to start saving up for things like a new camera, a plane ticket, a learner's licence, a passport, Photoshop, computer classes, college...and none of these things are cheap.

To be honest, I would like to be able to dress nicer, more polished, more put together. I wish I could look more like I actually paid attention to what was fashionable, and every once in a while splurged on a really nice bag, or pair of shoes. And every now and then I do pick up a real gem at the thrift store, like yesterday I snagged a Calvin Klein pencil skirt (I adore pencil skirts) for $3.

If this sounds almost like I'm defending myself, it is in part because I am. I got a long comment (that I didn't publish because it was posted in the guestbook, and it certainly didn't belong there. Not only that, but it sounded like I knew the person, even though she posted as Anonymous, and I hate when people do that) that was sort of a criticism of my outfit choices. I'm not against helpful suggestions, and I certainly don't resent the comment. But being "subtly" sarcastic about some of my clothing irked me a little bit.


In the end, I wear what I like, and I try to look nice while I'm doing it.

Comments

  1. That's exactly how I am! (minus the skirts; jeans are my usual choice)

    ~Nessima
    of Arda Nessimava

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  2. I hate spending money on clothes too. My husband gets so irked with me, but if it isn't a fantastic deal then I just hate buying it! There aren't any thrift stores where I live (horrible!) but I catch good things on clearance and sales usually so that is a blessing! :)

    I think you should dress how you want to dress. It is more important for YOU to be comfortable and happy then to just be someone else's "stylish."

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  3. I'm the same way! I love my jeans sooooo much and button up shirts :]! I don't care if people think I look crummy like Jo March said " I'm comfortable and thats all that matters" or something along those lines. Wear what YOU like, who cares what they say your you not them.
    God Bless
    ~
    Autumn

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  4. I like to be fairly nice looking too - and money is an issue for me as well. And I don't like to show off my waist too much either. I also wear skirts all the time, for the same reasons you mentioned. I couldn't agree with or support you more. :)

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  6. Hey Doll! I think you always look nice. So ignore everyone else ;)

    Truly. You do.

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  7. I so like to dress for what is comfortable for me. It is nice to know that I am not the only one in the world who thinks skirts are more comfortable than pants! :) I like to dress nice as well. I must say I find it difficult to find stuff that fits without making me look plumper than I am. They seem to forget there are more curvy people out there who don't have anything like a strait figure, which is what it seems like most clothes are made for. It is annoying!

    I awareded you on my blog! :)
    http://theendlessroad-elizabeth.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-have-been-awarded.html

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  8. Oh my gosh. You sound *just* like me. It's insane. I seriously could have written that. I know I'm not terribly skinny, and that I am not chubby either. I'm somewhere in between, but even then, I don't like tight fitting things. AT ALL.

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  9. Oh good heavens, who that actually knows you would criticize your style of dress? I see you every week at Mass and the only thing I don't like is that you're half my age and dress better than I do. (And I'm kidding about not liking it - I admire it!) You've got style, and you're gorgeous. That applies to your mother as well.
    Also, agreed on skirts being more comfortable most of the time. I mean, I love my jeans for downtime, but between work and church I have to dress up 6 days a week, and skirts are just prettier. I don't like myself in dress pants.
    I hope you don't mind my dropping in here today - this is the first I've seen of your blog, though I'd heard you had one. Blogging is a great escape and it can be embarrassing to have people you know in real life reading you, so I won't be bothered if you'd rather I stayed away.

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