Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wasted Hour

Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one…

I work in a professional office. We deal with a lot of clients on a daily basis. You never really know when a client is going to call with an issue and you have to meet them.

I am always so indecisive on what to wear to work every day. It does not help that recently in the office, a magazine article was passed around (their way of hinting) that was called “Dress to Network – Every Encounter Counts”. I usually wear slacks and a sweater, a dress, or a pants suit. The article suggests skirts for women, for basically every occasion and they are skirts that hit above the knee.
Well, to avoid issues in the morning, I always pick out what I am going to wear the night before. I actually pick out two “outfits”, because I don’t know what mood I will be in that day. Last night I spent an hour. YES AN HOUR, trying to figure out something to wear. With the tummy shrinkage, I was able to fit back into some of my cuter skirts (yes, that hit above the knee). I had to try them all on because I was so excited that I could get them to zip! YEAH! So I picked out just the right outfit.

As usual, I was dragging my tired rear into the bathroom this morning; I casually glance at the TV and see 40 degrees. I think cool it’s already 40 degrees this morning… then I noticed that was the forecasted high for the day. SO, I spent an hour last night for nothing. I was not going to wear my short skirt with panty hose. Nope, not gonna do it. I pulled out the sweater turtleneck and long heavy skirt with boots.

A whole hour wasted…. *sigh*

Do you ever put on twenty different things before deciding what to wear?

Or is it just me and I am totally crazy?

Or both...





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6 comments:

Rayli said...

every day. its called being a woman :)

Heidi said...

I have to say I'm a little offended that your office circulated such an article. I mean to the men have to wear tight fitting shirts to show ouf their shape? I don't wear skirts ever, the last time a wore a dress it was for a wedding and I was very pregnant with my twins. I always wear slacks and a button up shirt, dress shirt or sweater to work. Almost, every morning I stand in the closet looking at my rack of clothes and declare in my head that I have nothing to wear. HA!! Picking out my clothes the night before sounds like a fabulous idea, but like you my clothes are based alot on mood and how I feel about my body that day.

Chell said...

Heidi, I probably didn't explain enough about the article. I work for a really great company - i love my job, however, I feel they don't always approach things in what I would call the correct way. I think they printed and passed out the first article on dressing for success that they found. We have several in our office that dress like a teenager going to a party. We have others that wear t-shirt type shirts. We are a very professional office, I think they were trying to take care of something that should have been more of a one on one situation. I just like to be sarcastic at times.... about the whole skirt situation. :)

Chell said...

Rayli, so that falls into the totally crazy catagory, correct?

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

I would say on a good day I spend at least 15 minutes staring blankly at my closet, 15 minutes changing into and out of clothes, 15 minutes considering my options for my "fat" day vs. my "skinny" day, and then 15 searching for my favorite shirt (or pants or whatever) in the laundry that I haven't put away. It's just part of my daily craziness. :)

Pennie said...

It's amazing how many clothes hang in a girl's closet and she still doesn't have a stitch to wear. Why is that? Getting dressed is NOT an easy thing, if you really want to look good. We have our favorite 2 or 3 outfits, if we're lucky. There can be 100 other outfit combinations in there, but we'll always return to those 2 or 3 in a pinch. Why?
Insanity, probably. Yep. Insanity.