Visibility

What I’m wearing is an old dress. Again, I’m caught thrift shopping from my own closet.

One nice thing about hanging on to clothes for a long time is that I have lots to choose from.

I hadn’t ever worn this particular combination before — this length of jacket, these boots, and you can’t see them peeking out but I’m wearing bright pink tights underneath.

I was thinking I wanted a photo of this outfit, but the day I wore it, I was really tired. It had been a long day. But my sister had her camera out for another reason, and I was inspired by this post by Marianne Kirby at her blog, The Rotund, about the importance of visibility.

So, here I am, showing up in my butterfly-covered clothing. Tired as heck. But still standing.

Gotta get the puppy out of the office before she devours a stuffed animal that doesn’t belong to her.

 

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  1. I do that too – hanging on to clothes for ages, and finding new ways to put them together.

    I’ve really been appreciating your outfit photos – even though your and my shapes aren’t all that similar (I’m a tall leggy fat pear), I see “body like mine” because we’re both middle-aged. I also like how comfortable you look in your clothes – so often the message is that we have to choose between being comfortable and looking good, and you’re living proof that it’s possible to do both.

    Sunflower

    • I also like how comfortable you look in your clothes – so often the message is that we have to choose between being comfortable and looking good, and you’re living proof that it’s possible to do both.
      That’s the highest compliment I’ve received in a long time! It’s something I’ve been striving toward for a long time — and another great reason to hold onto clothes that are comfortable.
      I hate having to choose between looking good (by my own definition) and being able to be comfortable.
      That’s a good impetus to take more photos of my “signature look” — t-shirt, long flowered skirt and sneakers. I feel pretty (trying not to break into song, here) and comfortable at the same time. People comment all the time on how I’ll wear running shoes with almost anything. But to me, it’s a statement, not only about comfort, but about freedom of movement and freedom in general, to do what each of us needs to do to meet our needs for movement and comfort.

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