Jen and I were just talking briefly about t-shirts, and it prompted me to post his blog:
I do NOT have the “Fashion Gene”. The “Fashion Gene” is what makes somebody run out and buy new clothes when the “new color for the season” is announced.
For instance, I read in my local paper the other day that “the color for this season is orange”. So what? I have never been in style, and I do not plan to start now. I have an orange t-shirt though, so once in a while I will be in style.
So, X! What do you wear?
All of my outfits consists of three things:
- a t-shirt
- a pair of jeans or denim shorts (all t-shirts go with denim)
- a pair of Birkenstocks (veggie ones)
Seasonal options to my outfits include:
- Warm zippered sweatshirt with a hood
- Socks (yes, with sandals, so what?)
- Keds sneakers in case the snow is too deep to use Birkenstocks for snowshoes.
Optional hair fashions: (Anything that will keep my hair out of my eyes that given day):
- Crocheted pony tail holder
- Crocheted hair band
There you go. If you want to stock me at my PO Box you know who to look for.
The great thing about denim, is that all colors go with it. Besides not having the “Fashion Gene” I just don’t care about what goes with what. Since I always wear denim for the bottoms, the tops always go with it. No need for X to waste her brain cells on things that don’t matter.
Just heard from Jen: Jen, There is no age limit for denim. My mother is almost 80. She wears jeans all the time, and has a cute denim jacket with a kitty embroidered on the back. She looks really cute.
Let me also talk about my t-shirt preferences: Any free t-shirts. I love free t-shirts! I am a five gallon blood donor, and a have a zillion blood bank t-shirts. (I can’t give blood any more, so I steal my hubby’s blood bank t-shirts). I wear my newest blood bank t-shirts for dress-up.
I also have a few store-bought t-shirts that are solid color with no logo for special dates with my hubby.
I also have t-shirts from events from my favorite radio station in California. Bike rides, concerts, etc.
I wear the outfits listed above everywhere. The last time I wore a dress, it was to be respectful to the widow when I attended my husband’s boss’s funeral.
Was it because the funeral was in a church? Nope. I wear my standard outfit to church, too.
What? X! You’ve got to be kidding! You can’t wear t-shirts and shorts to church! Oh yes I can, and I do.
When Jesus hung out with people, he did not hand out flyers with the dress code specified on it:
“Come back later when you are dressed properly. Signed Jesus”
He just hung out with them “as is”. The Jesus that I worship accepted me “as is” when I accepted him 13 years ago.
So, back to my rant:
Is anybody out there like me? Do you just not care about fashion? Confess now….