Hi everybody! This is my first total repeat of an entire outfit - I wore everything here in my second-ever post, back in the early days of tiny pictures taken in my office. I looked at switching out something, anything, but really liked this combination the best.
|peacock scarf: a gift from my mother, street vendor, Mexico |
dress: Fat Beauty, thrifted, $7
belt: thrifted, worn here
gauchos: Larry Levine, Winners (mega-clearance!), worn here
shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction, Winners, clearance, $14
This outfit is excellent for work - the full skirt and gauchos make it easy to get down on the floor to play / make art / music / dance or be comfortable at my desk for paperwork marathons, plus both are easy-care and have a nice structure / stretch balance, yay!
|More favourite low(ish)-heeled awesome, amazingly comfortable shoes!|
Worn here, here, and here in addition to the original outfit-go-round which tells their happy story.
The only thing I might have done differently is not wear it the day after yesterday's outfit, which incorporated a belt of very similar width and stiffness - fine for one day, but not two in a row. Back to supple obi belts tomorrow.
|jointed leaf necklace: Tradewinds (local shop) - I wear this one an awful lot - I love its shape, size, and pattern, adjustable length, and how the joints make it so comfortable. Close-up and other outfit links here.|
In my line of work, people book appointments to see me and I've always had an absurdly high rate of no-shows. Likely in direct proportion to how big a pet peeve of mine this is, right? As a result, I worship the ground that cancellations walk on, and it probably freaks folks right out when I thank them so effusively for letting me know ahead - that they are not coming.
|A brief but shining pre-wrinkled moment - |
marked contrast from that earlier post's poor crumpled bum!
In thinking on why no-shows might be grating a little harder than usual these days (despite my long, multi-strategied development of direct and indirect methods of managing them) - the paperwork overload, growing demands that I book appointments outside of regular working hours, peaks in urgency and complexity, my lately-unhinged relationship with time, lingering fatigue and limited energetic capacity - I realized that this month marks two years that I have been back to work following seven years of battling illness, having spent two-and-a-half of those years incapacitated and unable to work at all.
I am reminded again that every day I feel well enough to get dressed and go to work - even on the crappy days when people miss appointments, every conversation leads to an Incident Report, pointless new and evil paperwork processes are piled on, there is shocking and outrageous rudeness, resistance is futile, and I have a hard time not bringing the serious seriousness home with me - is a victory.