Wardrobe schizophrenia

I told Mike today that I think my wardrobe is a little schizophrenic. On one hand, I love professional stuff, like twinsets and button-down shirts and, you know, Ann Taylor Loft. On the other hand, I am also a jeans-and-Docs or cargo-pants-and-flip-flops kind of girl. It’s been that way for a long time. In high school, I was the girl who would wear jeans and button-downs one day and a black skirt, black top, black shoes and purple tights the next. The “smart kids” group I hung with had some of both, and it’s like I never quite decided which I was. So now I mix crazy things together. I am the poster child for What Not to Wear.

I have been needing a new pair of black winter shoes. I debated what to do, whether to get a pair with heels or something kind of platformed or just to get something kind of clunky that would look good with pants. In the end, I decided to go with Doc Martens. I am always looking for a good excuse to go with the Doc Martens. In high school, all my cool friends who wore lots of eyeliner and had weird facial piercings wore Docs. You know, the ones that lace up to the knees. They were so punk rock. hehe. I wanted a pair, but couldn’t spend that much on shoes. But now, now that I can justify them by saying, “They have good support, which is what I need for work,” I never miss an opportunity to get Docs. Plus, they look great with cargo pants and jeans as well as being great for work.

Because I am a professional, though, I can’t have the bright yellow stitching. That made them look decidedly less professional. So I defiled them with a black Sharpie. That’s my concession to my professional life. I know the yellow stitches are an important part of the motif. But it didn’t look quite right with my gray pants. Now they look great!

I’m pretty sure my punk rock friends would disown me if they read this.

Now I can wear my Docs with my new Ann Taylor pants and bring both the funk and the class to the library. Just don’t tell Stacy and Clinton, okay?

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