Yep, I wear dresses now

What I Wore to Work Today: Tue, April 19
Dress: Goodwill, refashioned
Belt: Gift from Sarah
Shoes: Target

The various women’s magazines I’ve been reading since my early teens — Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal, InStyle, Lucky, Women’s Day, O the Oprah Magazine, Family Circle, Self — often talk about how great dresses are because they’re so quick and easy and comfortable and you just throw one on and walk out the door.  I always scoffed at that: it takes what, 20 seconds longer to put on a pants and a shirt?  And why would a skirt ever be more comfortable than pants??

My dailywear dress collection (as opposed to formal dresses for costumes or theme parties) has increased 8-fold since last fall, from the 1 I had at the time, when I received the Mother Lode birthday package in the mail from an excellent friend.  She included a short black and white dress that I was surprised to find that I really liked, and I’ve been slowly accumulating more dresses since then from Goodwill’s 50% Saturday or $1 Thursday sales.  Some needed refashioning, others were wearable as-is, all worked with a thin belt and knee-high black boots.  I’m interested to see if I keep wearing them into the summer when the boots no longer provide an anchor.


Oh, and the comfort factor of dresses?  I’m learning about that now as I find myself uncomfortably larger than my primary pairs of office pants, and some skirts too.  I need to figure out how to reverse this trend before I lose access to half my wardrobe.  I think I’m on the right track: instead of having a mini banana cream pie for dessert after lunch today, I had the banana cream pie as lunch.  I’m also going for a run this evening.  Between these two strategies I should be back to last summer’s weight — which in retrospect was healthy, sexy, and all-around delightful —  in no time at all.  Right?  Right??



April 20, 2011. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words.


  1. Su replied:

    *chuckles* Let us know if that diet plan works 😉

  2. amy lee replied:

    you look awesome in dresses! i’d love to have my wardrobe make the same shift!

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