Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Are You A Planner?
I feel like I look pretty blah today. I like the lines of this outfit but not really the colors. I don't think I'm a neutral color palette kind of gal. I need more vivid colors than this. But I've been seeing everyone put tan and brown and gray together and thought, Hey, why not?! Umm...because I look washed out and tired in it? I bought this shirt for $6 at PS Too. I bought it for the polka dots. I like it, kinda. I just feel like this outfit NEEDS something. What does it need, people? What would make it better?
So, are you a planner? Do you have your outfits scoped out weeks ahead of time, the night before or 5 minutes before you walk out the door? Do you plan the outfit right down to the accessories?
During the week, I am most definitely a planner. I have to try an outfit on to make sure it works (fits) before I commit to wearing it. My daughter gets very upset when I decide to change clothes 2 or 3 times before we leave for school. I don't understand her need to be there 15 minutes early!
In the summer, I'm usually really good about planning outfits for the week. I'll spend Sunday afternoon behind an ironing board in front of something on SciFi or the BBC ironing pieces for the week. I don't know what happens to me in the fall and winter, though. I think it's because I feel (and am) heavier in the winter and I'm not as secure in my choices on Sunday. That and the weather can swing 40 degrees either way from morning til night and day to day. So in the fall and winter, I'm always finding something the night before. I have to admit that this is not a process my husband enjoys. It irritates him to watch me try to find something to wear and fuss that "I have nothing to wear!!". This is a man that has no choice in what he wears. It's khaki or black pants, an AT&T shirt and a tie. Not a lot to think about there!
Once the outfit is picked out, I can decide what jewelry I'm going to wear. That's really the easy part, though. I have a lot of jewelry, but I never really have to spend time on thinking about which pieces to wear.
Speaking of jewelry, I'm obsessed with owls right now. Isn't this pendant cute? It came from Michael's and I think I paid $3 for it! I have several pendants from Michael's that I just buy and put on a chain that I already have. I see no point in paying $15 or more at a store for basically the same thing!
I wish I could be this organized and this kind of a planner in other areas of my life. Oh, well, better one area than none, right?
So what's your style? Planner, fly by the seat of your pants? What?