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Day #21, 30 Days of Appreciation: My Style Uniform, and Feeling Strong - Laura Wise

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October 2nd, 2014


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07:16 pm - Day #21, 30 Days of Appreciation: My Style Uniform, and Feeling Strong
The various Fashion Weeks for Spring/Summer 2015 have come and gone now. (Here, have the awesome photos of Shini Park from her blog Park and Cube, memorializing her London Fashion Week. And here, have Lisa Armstrong's sensible overview of the controversial Chanel show, wherein K Lagerfeld created a 'fashion feminism' street march within the Grand Palais. He claimed, as Armstrong quotes him, to be creating mode de vie clothes. Notably -- flat shoes.)

Of course for me, I don't even want to have to think about spring. We're into October, and we're into the six months of the year when weather allows me to wear my cherished 'uniform'.

My style uniform, worn at least four days a week, is simple: scarf, the bigger the better; a straight skirt just above the knees; tights; boots. (As for tops, I prefer button-downs, but my life seems to work better when I wear fine t-shirts or sweaters.)

The boots I wear now are mostly low-heel, a half-inch to an inch and a half, although I do have higher heels for both a pair of tall boots and a new pair of ankle boots. I can run in all of them. I can stand on my feet and bounce energetically. I perhaps can't drive as well with the many pairs of cowboy boots, seeing as their substantial soles mean I can't feel the pedals as well -- but then, I'm not usually driving very far.

I will not tell you how many pairs of boots or how many scarves I have, but I will tell you that I keep boots and scarves for decades.

There are no words to convey how utterly glad I am that it's uniform season.

May you have clothing that makes you feel strong, even in the worst weeks. Cheers to you all!

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From:gwynnega
Date:October 2nd, 2014 11:37 pm (UTC)
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I look forward to being able to wear thick scarves and tights and boots!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:October 3rd, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah hurrah! May it come soon!

[hugs]
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From:anne_d
Date:October 2nd, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
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It's not a mere uniform, it's your armor!

I'd be happy just to fit back into my jeans, at this point.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 3rd, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
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You have earrings and cool t-shirts as your armor! I hope you get to wear some today.

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From:cindergal
Date:October 3rd, 2014 12:09 am (UTC)
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If I were working, your uniform would be my uniform. As it is, my uniform is a pair of yoga pants most days. ;-) (I too have thing for boots. And jackets.)

(Also, I'm not concerned, but Tim is the only fashion related icon I have *g*)

edited because LJ keeps turning my selected icon into my default icon. Grr.

Edited at 2014-10-03 12:11 am (UTC)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 3rd, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
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Yoga pants are a perfectly fine uniform. :)

I have a closetful of jackets I don't often wear -- I'll have to see if I can make it back to them this winter.

Hugs and 'make it work'!
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From:janus_74
Date:October 3rd, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
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I have one pair of boots and my sister gave them to me because they didn't fit her. I feel like I'm missing out :)
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From:laurawise
Date:October 3rd, 2014 12:12 pm (UTC)
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You are not required to love boots, fear not. :)

Cheers and a great Friday!
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From:paratti
Date:October 3rd, 2014 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Boots For The Win.
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From:laurawise
Date:October 4th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
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Yay boots, yay you!

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