Posted by whiterabbit on June 6, 2003, at 19:33:14
In reply to Re: cut from the same cloth! » whiterabbit, posted by Snoozy on June 6, 2003, at 18:31:19
I'm WITH you, girl. I can't stand form-fitting clothes and tight? No way. I've been able to get by at work because it's okay to wear scrubs in the medical profession - I would never last in a career that required you to dress up every day.
At home I get away with VERY soft, well-worn jeans and over-sized shirts and sweaters, no collars or belts and nothing tucked in -you know, the slob look. I'd wear flannel pajamas all the time if I could. No wonder my husband is leaving me...well, sc*** him.
Anyway, I was talking to my sister the other day and she had just been devastated to learn that our dad never wore any of the expensive high-end clothes that she had been giving him for Christmas and birthdays all these years. (I guess he never told her because he didn't want to hurt her feelings.) The ONLY thing he'll wear is clothing made by Ralph Lauren. For a minute I was confused...I knew it couldn't be a snobbish thing because Dad isn't like that at all. When my sister asked him WHY, he just told her that he knows it fits so he doesn't have to try anything on in the store, which he hates. Also, it's high-quality stuff and I guess it all kind of goes together so he doesn't have to think too much when he gets dressed in the morning. For Dad, convenience and simplicity is the name of the game and he can afford it, so why not? I guess it's not quite as drastic as Einstein's wardrobe of the same 12 suits, but the thinking is similar.
I thought ohmygosh, wouldn't it be nice to have a clothing line just for us ADDers! (I'm always thinking up goofy stuff like that.) Everything would be nice and soft and loose, easy to care for, color-coordinated and tagless, all seams covered. No shoulder pads or fussy crap. I look at the outfits put together by Chic Simple and I just snort...they don't look simple at all to me!
What's simple about sandals with big plastic flowers or chain belts? Forget it.
I do like clothes by J.Jill, I wish I could afford more of it.
AOL has started again with the little pop-up window that says, "Do you wish to stay online?"
It's driving me nuts. I think I'll change my internet service when I move outta here.