So what are YOU wearing?

Unfortunately, my answer to this question isn’t very exciting. I wear clothes. Layers of them.

I know you were expecting me to say I write in couture evening dresses and full makeup. If you want me to do that, you need to buy more books. Designer fashions and stylists slightly exceed my thrift store budget.

While I’m not a style icon, neither am I a person who can stay in my pajamas.

My usual wardrobe consists of jeans, multiple layers of t-shirts, and a cardigan. The color scheme ranges from gray to purple to a rare magenta. It’s boring.

At a recent thrift store venture, I found five cardigans, all in the purple spectrum except for the cream colored one that is very similar to the one I have in the donation pile. I did add one my previous purple cardigans to the pile.

I’m usually cold, so I dress in layers and lately I’ve added a scarf to my wardrobe. While it might look dramatic or artistic, (because it often holds the only non-bland color and pattern I wear), it’s really because my neck and shoulder muscles get tight when I’m cold.

I love skirts and maxidresses, but they aren’t always practical. But my kids no longer require me to sit on the floor and I have recently discovered that you can wear tights or leggings under them without being frumpy. (Because not being frumpy is SOOO important in my wardrobe. <snort>) Yay for being warm!

When I actually sit down to write, it’s usually after my run, so I’m wearing my sweaty running clothes because I am too lazy to shower and change (and if I did, I wouldn’t have any time to write because it would be bedtime.) To fight the cold, I have a heating pad and a blanket.

What do you expect writers to wear?
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About Joselyn

SAHM writing romance with at a case of the giggles. Former librarian. Avid reader. Runner.
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8 Responses to So what are YOU wearing?

  1. jeff7salter says:

    Me, too — cold natured and dress in layers.
    confused about the thrift store trip. sounds like you donated a cardigan in the front door and purchased almost the identical cardigan in the back door.
    What do I “expect” authors to wear?
    Gosh, I don’t know… Maybe I expected the men to dress like T.S. Eliot and the women to dress like Emily Dickinson.

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    • Well, Jeff, I think you nailed the Male Author-look with cardigans! What, you don’t have a corduroy jacket with suede patches on the elbows? LOL!

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      • jeff7salter says:

        LOL. I still have two corduroy jackets with the elbow patches… though I don’t wear them often.
        When I worked full-time, I had one of these hanging in my office and would often slip it on when I had a visitor. Ha.

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  2. Joselyn says:

    Well, I purchased five at the store, promising myself to donate as many once I got home for a net gain of zero. Didn’t quite work out that way.

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  3. Lots of layers here as well.

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I love seeing what you do with your thrift store finds. They don’t end up looking the way they do when you come home with them. Being able to sew sure comes in handy! I wear a few layers, but not as many as you. I think it’s my age. I go from being not so warm to stifling several times in an hour. And I hear you about taking the time to write when you can!

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  5. I love thrift-store shopping.Not only the cost,(which is important to me,I am sorry to say), but with the limited shopping in this area, I can find clothes of the style and quality that WalMart doesn’t carry. (I used to bargain-hunt for good clothes at malls when I lived in civilization.)
    Oh, the scarves add so much to the “writer mystique”! Don’t disillusion people with a practical explanation!

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