20.3.09

Sometimes I wear a dress

This week, I wore dresses twice.

I've been on a dress-buying kick for the last month or so. I'm not sure if it was wardrobe fatigue from the five (or so) sets of T-shirts-and-comfy-pants I was stuck with for seven weeks in Vietnam or just a sporadic onset of girliness, but dresses have never looked so attractive.

And by dresses, I mean dresses that would look as apropos for weekend brunch, as they would for a weekday client meeting or dinner at Marmalade Pantry. I don't want dresses that I could wear only to a wedding, or at night, or to the beach. I'm still trying not to gratuitously accumulate stuff, and the only reason I let myself buy clothes again is because I cleared out a whole heap after moving house (and I'm not trying to replace the entire heap either).

Last week I bought a dress, with ampulets' advice and assistance. Yesterday I wore it because I was going to a chi-chi exhibition opening at the National Museum in the evening (as the Great Recession gets underway, there's no better escapism than gawking at Christian Lacroix's suitably over-the-top stage costumes).

Today I wore a dress again because I thought I'd better look presentable at a client event just in case. "Just in case" turned out to be a good rule of thumb: At the event I met into an ex-student (now a teacher), as well as the boss of the organisation hosting the event. And in town afterwards, I ran into a guy friend whom, shall we say, I'm interested in looking good in front of.

(Yes, I'm aware of the garbled grammar in the last sentence. But I'm leaving it.)

I don't think I'll be wearing dresses this weekend because I plan on lying on the couch a lot, even though I have to do work. We'll see what occasions next week brings.

2 Comments:

At 3/22/2009 12:55 pm , Blogger Dot said...

I would love a photo.

 
At 3/22/2009 9:46 pm , Blogger Tym said...

Oops, didn't take any! Next time ...

 

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