Red Genes

Daily Prompt The Clothes (May) Make the (Wo)man How important are clothes to you? Describe your style, if you have one, and tell us how appearance impacts how you feel about yourself.

I care about clothes more than I like to admit to myself. The wrong clothes can make me feel stupid and steal my self-confidence. There are some clothes I’ve had that I’ve felt like myself when I was wearing them and a lot of other clothes where the opposite has been true.

Generally, for work, I just wanted stuff that was easy to put together and always looked good to other people. At one point I discovered that’s why God created the suit and I ended up an extremely well dressed part-time teacher. It was easier to put on a suit for school than figure out an outfit from random pieces.

My favorite outfit, though, is red jeans, a black top (sweater or long-sleeved T-shirt), some ankle boots, a Levis jacket.

9 thoughts on “Red Genes

  1. In the good old days when I had a figure I would try everything. I made most of my clothes myself, except for the trousers. Today indoors it is easy, relaxed and please nothing tight. At the moment am sitting on the porch in shorts and a t-shirt. My shorts now stay at home when I go anywhere.

  2. It IS important to feel comfortable in your clothes and I need to be more mindful of that, having dressed like a slob for years now (I want my body back).

    That said, I finished Martin of Gfenn last night, Martha, and LOVED it! I can’t imagine all the work that went into getting all that rich detail worked in. Such a wise and beautifully told story! (It also made me appreciate getting paint out of a tube and putting it on canvas). It got at some uncomfortable but essential truths and I hope it gets (or has gotten) mountains of acclaim. It’s an amazing piece of work.

  3. Done and delighted to contribute. So, you decided to go after all? Maybe it will be a pain, but maybe a good move for exposure?

    • I thought about it and unlike other conferences I’ve had to attend, I’ll have my car. It’s in Denver and I need to make peace with that place, so it’s an excuse I guess to be there, plus I paid $350. I am discouraged, but it seems dumb to surrender to that. It makes a lot more sense to keep trying. Can’t win if you don’t play.

  4. Your favorite outfit sounds smashing…and very you! I am completely mystified by fashion. I just know what makes me comfortable, fashion be damned!

    • I wore my favorite outfit that night to that bizarre party in the penthouse, remember? And as we walked away, I heard one of those men say, “Her socks match her pants.” I don’t care about fashion, either. Mostly I either want to be myself or invisible. 🙂

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