Daily Archives: May 8, 2013

Week 12 :: of cookies, hazard signs and citron yellow

Wednesday.  Hump Day.  Middle of the Week Day.

What the Eff Am I Gonna Write Day.

As I sit here and contemplate words or my lack thereof, I chomp on a chocolate chip cookie.  I get this cookie every day from my co-worker, Mr. Math Teacher, who gets it every day from his lunch place of choice.  He eats at Panda Express and orders the kid’s meal, complete with cookie.  Every day.  I kid you not.

And that got me thinking: do I ever do something every day, without fail?  I’m not talking about the daily minutiae of living like eating, sleeping, bathroom-going or bathing.  I’m talking about a specific routine from which I do not deviate.

And I come up with nada.

This is good news for you, my friends because my refusal to fall into a rut means guaranteed variety, especially when it comes to clothing choices.  Oh sure, I may wear pieces more than once – mine is not the TARDIS of closets after all – but you can bet they’ll be reworked into different ensembles every time.

Take today’s offering for instance.

Mystery Wednesday

I know I’ve worn these pants at least three times this year already, but never with this yellow blazer.  Then again, perhaps there was a reason they never came together?  If it weren’t for my secret theme, I doubt I would have ever gone to work in this unholy pairing because right now, I’m feeling quite a bit like a hazard sign on the freeway.

I did bring a camel blazer in case I blinded my students and they begged for mercy, but upon further reflection, I have a feeling I am going to remain in my obnoxious outfit all day because I am a closet exhibitionist.  And really, don’t you honestly prefer the more audacious option over the safe thing?  Doesn’t it make you want to break out in song?  Like a yellow canary?

Mystery Wednesday

I wanted to wear some sort of heels with this outfit – be it a stiletto or a wedge – but quite frankly, the double dose of yellow was already pushing my luck, so I decided to tone down the potential hoochie mama-ness by opting for my clunky boat shoes.  Roll up the pant, throw on a kitschy puppy print top and all of a sudden, you’ve emerged with your dignity and fashion sensibilities unscathed.

At least I hope so.

Mystery Wednesday

Mystery Wednesday

But back to my first brain fart, what about you, my friends?  Do you have set routines in your life from which you do not deviate?  Do people find this is endearing or annoying?  How do you feel about routine versus spontaneity?

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Top – eBay
Blazer – F21
Pants – H&M
Shoes – Croft and Barrow @ Kohl’s

Pssst!  Have you figured out what the mystery theme is yet, you clever one?
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