I suppose I will still wear this faux-leather (Zara) skirt on date nights with Pater (he's appreciative), but it's not likely to get much daytime wear from now on. . . (worn here with J Crew merino sweater, Acne pistol boots).
These boots, for example. . . They only work (for me, that is -- I know that Melanie could go all kinds of fun, crazy, and wild with them!) if the rest of my outfit is more subdued. I've enjoyed this simple little cotton fit-and-flare Gap dress (pockets, who doesn't love pockets?!) but I may just pass it on to one of my daughters -- I'm not sure dresses will get as much rotation with my big lifestyle change, especially not ones that land this far above the knee. But we'll see. I suppose I should let retirement arrive and see what suits.
After all, dresses are so very easy to wear. Over the head, arms through the sleeves, and you're dressed.
maybe adding a jean jacket
so okay, maybe I'll be That Retired Woman Who Always Wears Dresses (except when I'm always wearing jeans. . . )
We'll just have to see, right?
Meanwhile, that's What I Wore for my last two weeks of teaching. Now what will I wear for all the marking and baby-sitting next week. I'll be spending as much time as possible in Vancouver with the granddaughter who's moving to Rome, trying to help out as her Mom and Dad go through the lists of all that must be done before they leave in a couple of weeks. Excited for them all, but I really need to store up some cuddles against an inevitable wave of Missing Them Badly that will surely hit sometime this summer.
So what do you think? Should I pack away my work wardrobe and live in my jeans? Or do you suspect I'll end up wearing the skirts and dresses more than I anticipate? Honestly, I'm curious to find out. . . .let's bring this retirement thing on! Clearly, I'm ready!