Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Six Items or Less & Project 333: Ballroom Dancing & the Uniform

Mirror, Mirror in the Bathroom...

Have you ever gotten dressed at home, and felt good about what you were wearing, until you saw yourself in another mirror or in a glass reflection as you passed by outside? One place where I used to regularly experience that phenomenon was my son’s ballroom dancing class.

Inevitably, I’d wander into the bathroom at some point, check myself out in the mirror there and re-think the outfit I’d chosen.
But yesterday, the first time I’ve been there since the wardrobe challenges began, that did not happen.
In my Six Items or Less “uniform” of cardigan, tank top and pants (this time brown, grey and brown), I looked just fine when I glanced at myself in the mirror. It was a welcome affirmation of my basic uniform!
Shoes Are Important. Who Knew?...
But you know what I’ve noticed? Now that I’m wearing a uniform (though, if you’ll remember, that wasn’t really my intention) every day, I have been paying a lot more attention to my shoes!
When I first began to put together my list for Project 333, I knew I needed a combination of clothes and accessories, and shoes would need to be a part of the list. But I started out with just a couple of pairs.
I like shoes, but they aren’t really my thing. Before now. There’s something about being able to expect to look good in my chosen outfit that makes me pay a little more attention to my hair and makeup, and lately, to think about adding just the right pair of shoes.
If you had to pick a basic uniform to try out for a while, what would you choose?
How important would shoes and other accessories be for you?

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Aurie said...

Hmm..that's a good question. My go to outfit is a pair of dark wash jeans, a tank/tee, and a soft cardigan over it.

I LOVE shoes - but since I stopped working I really don't have an excuse to own as many as I once did! My favs at the moment are 2 pairs of sandels that I found on sale at the Bass outlet - soooo comfortable!

Jeanine said...

Hi Aurie! You have a similar "uniform" to mine :).

I love sandals, too, especially in the summer, but they didn't make the cut for this 3-month challenge (unless I change my mind). I won't start wearing more of my "33" until after Six Items or Less is over, so theoretically, there's still time.

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