I went back to wearing boots today. Lots of the bloggers I follow are still wearing boots and tights, so I was inspired to take these lovely little boots out again. The weather is 10 degrees cooler than it was last Friday, so footwear could go to either sandals or shoes or boots.
|Too much teal and turquoise? Topper – Soft Surroundings; T-shirt and tights – Target; skirt – Christopher & Banks, shortened by me; boots – thrifted; necklace – Etsy|
I find it a little hard to switch back. I get my mind set on a certain course – sandals, no socks, painted toenails – and I have misgivings about returning to socks, tights and boots. My mind is saying, "But I don't understand. You said we were going to do this now. I thought you made a commitment."
The same thing happens with glasses and handbags. When I get new glasses I always think that I'll alternate with my old pair, even though the prescription is usually slightly different. So I wore my old glasses on Mother's Day…
|Great-auntie Val wearing old glasses; dress and belt – thrifted|
And I didn't like them - they're boring. (If you want to see more pictures of the old glasses, look at any posts before March.)
Once I get used to my new "face" I don't really want to go back. I'd like to buy two new pairs at a time, but what if people get confused and don't recognize me from day to day? And I might not be able to decide which ones I want to wear one morning. Would I worry that I was cheating on one pair when I was wearing the other one?
Anyway, I do the serial monogamy thing with handbags, too. I buy one, use it constantly for a year or two or three, then I get bored and buy a new one, and the cycle begins again.
|My current squeeze|
I do swap occasionally, but generally I'm a one-bag woman. My old ones remain good friends, but the magic is gone.
|Left on the shelf|
So far, one husband has been enough for seventeen years. That's good because I don't want to have to break in another one.
Are you a serial monogamist or a randy wardrobe slut?