Ok, I’ll admit it. I feel more like a good punch. I’ve been stabby and cranky for the good part of a week & can’t snap myself out of it.
Yesterday I discovered my one pair of black work trousers had holes in them. To be fair (do I have to be fair, I don’t really feel like it) they have been worn every day for probably at least a year. But that forced me to go clothes shopping, which I hate! Mostly because I’m completely between sizes & between “normal” and “plus” sized clothes too. So clothes from either area don’t fit me.
I ended up with some $40 black pants from Target. Decent enough price. But that’s $40 I didn’t want to spend or want to spend on work clothes.
And while I’m on the subject, why do we have “work clothes”? I mean, I sit in an office all day & I’m not client facing where the ridiculous corporate image “matters”.
Why can’t I wear comfortable & weather appropriate clothing? I know I work better when I’m not relentlessly tugging my clothes to where I want them to be.
And office clothing just doesn’t suit me. I’m not happy or comfortable in it.
I realised recently that I value clothing differently to many. As my fashion blogger friends would say, have investment pieces. And I do. I have some very comfortable & fairly expensive pieces of clothing that I’ve gathered over the past few years. But they’re not all “work clothes”, technically speaking. However, I look at things like “I’m happy in this, I’m comfortable in this & I like this, therefore it’s the most appropriate clothing for me whenever I want to wear it”.
Full disclosure: I wore my $130 Intimo modal pants while shopping for my $40 pants yesterday. I have contradictory views on things.
And now to be more contradictory to what I just said (because I’m cranky and I want to be contradictory dammit!): I don’t like wearing my favourite clothing to work. I end up viewing it as “tainted” and then I can’t enjoy it if I wear it any other time.
Hello, October. Can someone give me a pinch or a punch to knock me out of this cranky pants hole I’ve dug myself in?
How do you pull yourself out of a funk?