Nautical stripes and writing uniforms....

I am loving my new navy nautical Saint James striped knit shirt. It's the same kind of shirt that Picasso was always photographed in. The company has been around since the late 1800's, and recently J.Crew carried them and they sold out in no time! I got one of the last 3. They are unisex, and it is hard to explain, just why I am so in love with a shirt, but I am gonna try. I work from home. I sit in my office all day, except when walking the dogs or auditioning, but when writing I am pretty much inside for hour and hours at a time. I could write in my pajamas, nobody would care, and I have, but I find that if I make myself get ready and dressed as if I was going out into the real world, I feel better. I like to think of my writing as a job, and I like to feel good when I write and I love clothes, but whatever I wear has to have my writing life in mind. In other words, I want to look good, but I want to be comfortable. I need to be able to sit for hours, so no tight jeans, or tops that cling to my middle, and I am always cold, so sleeves and I need the fabric to feel good, so I don't fuss. My writing uniform is pretty much always the same, worn in jeans, t-shirt, cardigan, scarf, socks and faux fur lined slippers. In the summer, the jeans become cargos, but the slippers remain. But lately I have been thinking that I need a new uniform, something loose and stylish, and so I have been hunting for the perfect button down, and found it at J. Crew, in the men's department, but it wasn't on sale, and it was then, while I was telling myself that I had to wait until they were reduced (they always are!) that I saw this full price long sleeved sweater/t-shirt and knew that it was going to become part of my new uniform.

What about you? How do you feel about uniforms and do you have one?

1 comment:

lynn said...

ummm....my non-audition/working uniform is usually sweats. but i'm starting to morph more into jeans and a t-shirt. and a scarf. i've always got a scarf on!

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