The dressing up got lost today.
I didn’t mean to but it did.
Friday is my day to lose the tracksuit and frock up in something a little more interesting. Ok, so I failed. I couldn’t because my head is still firmly feeling the sweats. It’s a question of practicality – that’s what I tell myself. If I am going to be moving through a class and then out the door later in the day for a long walk I need to stay in the comfortable gear. So annoying to keep changing.
More the truth is I find contentment wearing these cosy pieces. My head swims from all we are facing (the big and the not so big) and wearing the sweats is my association with mobility – either an online class or a wander and listen with my current audiobook – it is elaborate escapism.
I don’t apologise for it: I need it.
One tracksuit is all I have in my wardrobe; I have never worn them. The thought horrified me. I loved dressing up and if I could wear one style over and over it would be a tailored suit. So DESPERATE to wear those again. Any moment now my weekend dress-ups will become pretend appointments in a full suit, white shirt and fab shoes. I wear the yoga gear and change, cashmere pants are too hot and impractical and I prefer the tight stuff for bend and flex but really to hold it all in. The sweat pants and hooded top were a recent purchase for a recent trip to Australia. The point was to transit hemispheres, stay comfortable and covered up. They worked brilliantly but we haven’t discussed the whole what to wear travelling situation as it sadly is not relevant right now.
Lucky for me I had this set; if cost-per-wear were my equation, I would be paying the manufacturers.
I need more. How life has changed? I should be advocating glamorous loungewear – apparently, that’s what the gorgeous ones are wearing – the truth is I want comfort and practicality right now. Yes, I will dress up on the weekend but the ration is about one day on seven right now.
A new wardrobe beckons. xv
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