Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
I’ve had this outfit rattling around in my head for a while. With the sun coming out this past Sunday I figured it was as good a time as any to put it together. So I pulled my hair up, threw it on and…
I looked like a suburban mom.
Jacket: Talula / Shirt: Le Chateau / Jeans: 7 For All Mankind / Shoes: Poppy Barley /
Scarf: H&M / Earrings: Tiffany
And really, why is that such a bad thing? I am a suburban mom.
I spent most of my morning cooking, cleaning, doing laundry and tending to my son. We went out to buy router bits and reciprocating saw blades because they were on sale at Canadian Tire. We fuelled up the truck at the Costco gas bar. We picked up a small Skor Blizzard and a milk shake at Dairy Queen.
I wasn’t hitting up a post-post-modernist warehouse art exhibit, or attending the opening of a macrobiotic sushi bar, or ordering a unicorn algae latte with sustainably sourced fair trade hazelnut milk. I was doing average person things wearing average person clothes. And that’s fine. They’re all fine actually (and I kinda want to try that latte).
Clothing is a means of self expression, and sometimes that expression is nothing more than today is an average day in which I am doing average things. Average days are like wardrobe basics. They may not be the most noteworthy, but they make life easier when your mind is on other things. They’re good to have.
What does your average day look like? What do you wear on an average day?