Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Goodbye Summer, Hello Pants
It was fun! I loved picking out a skirt or a dress to wear every day. And I liked the fact that most of the time I could either wear just flip-flops, or dress up the outfit a little with a pair of really cute shoes.
I found that, in the heat and humidity of a Delaware summer, skirts are WAY more comfortable than shorts! Much, much cooler.
I learned that I like skirts more than dresses. I can mix and match my favorite tops and skirts, and I just find skirts to be more comfortable. Dresses are great for once in a while, but skirts work better for every day.
I now don't feel strange about wearing a skirt when I'm just going to be at home for most of the day. Just call me June Cleaver, cooking and cleaning in a dress and pearls!
The transition back to pants was a weird one. First of all, I felt a little guilty, like I shouldn't be wearing pants (haha!). Then, I put on my jeans and they felt too tight (and I didn't gain any weight). They fit me fine, I guess, but yikes! How was I wearing them so tight?? I tried on a whole bunch of tops, and nothing looked right with my tight jeans. So, I bought some bigger jeans! Much better, but still when I wear pants I don't feel quite as feminine, so I have to make sure I am wearing something pretty, too.
I also learned that I can make my own clothes to fit me, especially with the help of my fabulous dress form! I think I will be making a lot more clothes for myself in the future, rather than buying things that just don't quite fit right. I'm even going to try making my own patterns sometime soon.
I will definitely still be wearing skirts often. I can't wait for the weather to get cooler so I can wear skirts with tights and boots.
The Summer of No Pants was a great experience, and I'm glad I did it.