Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fashion Questions Thursday

It's Thursday, and that means Fashion Questions! (Just kidding. Thursday just means Thursday. Sometimes I like to pretend I have a thematic talk show. Hence the home episode yesterday.) But I do have some fashion questions to pose to the studio audience (see? it's hard to let go of).

1) It's housecleaning day. On housecleaning day, I often opt to wear sweats. I happen to have some UNLV Rebels sweatpants. Today I paired them with my Penn shirt. So here's my question - if I wear an Ivy League t-shirt with sweatpants from a commuter party school, does it upset anything in the university cosmos? Does it balance things out that the pants are fairly new, while the Penn shirt is worn and slightly stained?

2) Kevin's company Christmas party is Saturday night. Last year, I purchased a flowing black skirt, red blouse, jewelry and shoes for the occasion. I then wore the same outfit to Christmas Eve Mass. I then hung the outfit in my closet where it has been ever since. I'm wondering - can I wear the same outfit again this year? I'm guessing such a question makes some women shudder. But considering there are people out of work... considering I have only so much money to cover all pre-Christmas purchases and charitable donations... considering I HATE shopping and DETEST the idea of having to go out again and choose another one-time wear outfit... can't I get away with this? In the name of frugality? Practicality? It can't have gone out of style yet. And how many people will remember my outfit from last year? Well, maybe I underestimate myself. Maybe all eyes were on me. In that case, shouldn't it count that I'm not a First Lady or a Royal or a movie star? Can't an engineer's wife wear the same get-up two years in a row and still maintain her dignity? Or not?

That's all for today. These heavy questions deserve some time for consideration.
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