Fashion – the price I pay

18 Feb

I thought I’d lived through enough fashion trends to know which to avoid but lately I’ve been reminded of how much I still have to learn.

For reasons I know I will regret in probably only a few years, who am I kidding probably months I have taken to wearing long skirts and dresses. I don’t mean past your knee, or even stopping mid calf, no, I have delved right down past the ankles and before I pay to have it rehemed, right pass my feet and draping all over the ground. I’m presently under some illusion/delusion that ground skimming skirts and dresses make me look longer therefore leaner, as I stated, delusional!

Anyway I’m happy to live in my delusion, quite frankly I think I’m rocking it and until I catch a glimpse of myself in a store window or see a photo someone takes of me and I’m snapped back into reality I’m going to continue rocking my floor length dresses and skirts. So clearly confidence is not my issue.

My issue is that I am a virtual walking safety hazard, I have come perilously close to face planting myself after getting my feet all caught up in the the material swirling around my feet. All this wonderful excess fabric falling stylishly to the floor looks fantabulous when I’m not moving but once that foot moves and the other has to follow it all becomes a matter of when and not if I’m going to topple.

Loved ones and total strangers have all saved me in the last few weeks from a complete tumble. It sounds quaint and honourable but it’s more like me grabbing them as I squeal and lurch forward and most don’t, ok none, have had time to offer assistance it’s more thrust upon them as I fall.

I also have to restrict myself to sealed roads and pavements because if I swirl through grass or vegetation I unknowingly collect on my floor skimming skirt or dress much of the vegetation I just passed through. It took a while for it to click that the scratchy, rough feeling I had at the bottom of my rockin new outfit was prickles and grass, by the time I checked it out I practically had my own eco system going on down there!

Sure I’ll look back and wonder what the hell I was thinking, much like the bubble skirt, the spiral perm and the layered top look, actually the layered look I think has still got a bit more mileage. Anyhoo the point I make is that I am a living, stumbling example of a woman who still has a bit more to learn about the price she will pay for fashion.

15 Responses to “Fashion – the price I pay”

  1. Jody February 19, 2013 at 12:28 am #

    Ummm – now where was the eco system happening??? Too funny x

  2. MissFourEyes February 19, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    I bet you ARE rocking those dresses! Nice drawing by the way 🙂

    • Ramblings of a Quickwit March 2, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      Well in my own head I am! I’ll pass on your admiration to Cally Bennett who is amazingly talented and gracious enough to share her wonderful drawings on my blog.

  3. luvzalkemy February 20, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I think you are too harsh on the spiral perms Samantha! (Or maybe you’ve hit a sore spot 🙂 )

    • Ramblings of a Quickwit March 2, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      Ahh I sense you may have gone to the dark side of the spiral perm too. Your memories of them are obviously more positive than mine, I looked more like a demented poodle but it sounds like you rocked it!

  4. jennsmidlifecrisis February 20, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I’m not one to judge…I went out in public with pink hair this weekend. I had decided to tell anyone who asked that this was part of my mid-life crisis, but nobody commented. They were far too polite…I wonder whether red would break the silence…Rock on Fashionista!

    • Ramblings of a Quickwit March 2, 2013 at 12:18 am #

      I think Jen you are very fashion forward, didn’t Helen Mirren sport pink hair at some awards ceremony? Obviously she’s copying you.

  5. Shelley March 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    The chronicles of a Fashionista. Too funny. OMG the perms.

  6. CrazieTown March 4, 2013 at 5:22 pm #

    I love the idea – but since I can trip and fall without any help from a skirt, I think I’ll stick to my leggings (elastic waist – YES!) and loose tops. Thanks for stopping by and giving me a LIKE! I love your blog!!

  7. blitzpillager March 8, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    I don’t know anything about fashion, probably for two reasons. First, I am a dude…and second, I am not a gay male model or fashion designer? My style is simple, wear clothes to avoid indecent exposure issues. 🙂

    • Ramblings of a Quickwit March 8, 2013 at 10:30 am #

      Wow quite the fashionista! The fashion industry wouldn’t last one season if we all adopted your style but then again think of the money we would save and personally I would stop being a safety hazard!

      • blitzpillager March 8, 2013 at 10:35 am #

        Safety first 🙂 we want to walk in and out of places alive, and without blushing if possible. Or even worse, falling and then getting hauled away in an ambulance because our feet lack the grace of proper walking due to our fashion issues. 🙂

  8. ablessedpilgrim March 25, 2013 at 6:10 am #

    Thanks so much for liking my post, The Time Bandit. Your post is much fun, so I am following. Blessings to you and may you not fall flat on your face like I did in Maryland this last New Years. No long skirt, no alcohol, just an uneven sidewalk. 🙂

    • Ramblings of a Quickwit April 7, 2013 at 12:10 am #

      It’s nice to know there are others falling over, I would think of New Years you probably weren’t the only one falling over, you probably were just the only sober one! Look forward to reading more of your stuff.

      • ablessedpilgrim April 7, 2013 at 4:01 am #

        You are probably right but I still felt pretty stupid! 🙂 Thank you!

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