Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I have nothing to wear

And I mean n.o.t...a...thing.

The weather is warm.  Hot, really.    This isn't the first summer that the weather heats up overnight and leaves me staring at the clothes in my closet.  I have jeans, sweaters, scarves, tunics, leggings, boots........... those clothes seems to last through several winters.  Summer clothes do not.  I may have a t-shirt or two that I've had for several summers but for the most part I need a whole new summer wardrobe.

Have you ever needed to dress a certain way for an event and time just slipped up on you and whammo........ it's THE day and you can't go naked.  So you have to wear clothes.  But what clothes are available?

It's hot.   And the party is outside.  In the heat.(no jeans)  And there will be sprinklers.  And water tables.  And garden hoses.(no long pants or sandals)   And as the ground and grass become saturated and get sorry, ants will float to the top.  (no flip flops)

Yes, I could wear shorts.  If I had some nice ones.  Because this party is at school.  And I don't want to look like I've been doing heavy labor.  I still want to look tidy, pulled together and fresh.  You know?

I pull out the shorts I have from last summer.  These are too tight.  These are too faded.  These seem too short.  I have 2 pair of capris but one is jean fabric and a few minutes after I slip them on I'm feeling hot and bothered.   Crud.  I haven't even stepped out of my bedroom!  These things are going back on a hanger.  The other pair of capris are lightweight khaki but let me just say it.  They are TOO TIGHT.  Ugh, too tight.

Then I remember the cupcakes and the enchiladas, the strawberry pie and the chips and dip.  I ate myself through winter.  And we didn't even have that much cold weather!  I shudder to think what would have happened if I'd been snowed in for a few days.

Finally I just picked out a sleeveless Gap Tshirt and some jeans.  Yes, jeans.   It was all I had.  That's what I wore.   I didn't sweat too much.

It's happened to me before.
My friend, Piccadilly Girl, was the honoree at a bridal shower.  Her second marriage.  I had just had my third baby.  What do I have to wear?  I tried on everything in my closet.  I had nothing.   The law says I can't go naked.  So I wore the ugliest dress you can imagine.  I hate thinking about it.

Years ago Ironman and I were attending his high school reunion.  Obviously I would not know a soul.  What do I wear?  I finally found a dress that looked "fine".  Or so I thought.  Until we arrived at the venue.  And wow was I ever underdressed!

I've come a long way since then, but I still find myself fretting over what to wear.  And what not to wear.

This May:
I will buy a few new presentable summer items.
I will push away from the dessert table.
I will walk a few miles every evening.  And as soon as school is out for the summer I can walk in the mornings as I much enjoy early mornings.

I've found myself looking at fashion blogs lately.  Stopping by JCrew.com, Gap.com, OldNavy.com more often than usual.

What do you do when you have nothing to wear?  HELP ME


  1. This happens to me all the time. I need advice, too!

  2. I know the feeling and summer always comes before I'm ready for it.

    1. I can look at a calendar and see that summer is right around the corner, but it seems to catch me off guard every year. Now I have to decide what to wear today. Too much pressure!