Yesterday I ventured to the mall (*gasp*) to buy clothes.
Not just any clothes… but dressy clothes.
They’re for my often mentioned trip to Kansas. My mission, which I had to choose to accept, was for me to find decent clothes so as not to embarrass my employer. I found a kick ass pair of pin stripe pants (which M was kind enough to tell me were too long on me) and two button up shirts.
Yaaay for new clothes. Boo for those clothes being dressy.
Its not that I dont like dressing up; I’ll rock the ball gown dress type thing for the important social occasions. Its more like, I dont feel comfortable in those clothes. I feel like I’m lying to people. I’m so much more comfy and able to do my job when I dont have my shirt riding up my back every 5 minutes. Dressy clothes are constricting, are made out of itchy, stiff fabric, and sit weirdly on your body.
I’m so much more relaxed in a pair of dark jeans, a “decent” top, and a hoodie for warmth.
In the summer, I wear a pair of dark jeans (or capri’s), a “decent top”, and sandals.
I still look more put together and professional than some of the people I see walking around here.
I just dont feel like playing the game, ya know? The dog and pony show, where you have to wear a suit and bad shoes to impress someone. I’d rather they know me for me, and let me skip the week and a half of trying to impress them through clothes. Thats so effing superficial.
I think ya’lls know where I’m coming from, right? Anyone out there agree with me?
Anyway. This is only for a week. I can do that.