We’re supposed to have good weather now, the end of March beginning of April. A bit of rain, April is the month for rain here, but a whole mess of sun too. And that means digging through the wardrobe, looking at what can still be worn, what is old fashioned – since last year! – and what is just old period. It’s not as if I have nothing to wear, my wardrobe has been added to as and when needed, but times change, fashion changes and the events and concerts, or whatever, we want to go to, want to be seen at require different clothing, a different, new appearance.
I’m not the sort of person who needs to wear a different dress for each outing, a red carpet type person where what is reported in the news creates my image and promotes a certain fashion designer, but a good selection has to be there. Going to a dinner in some uptown restaurant means my jeans won’t be suitable, but a dance evening in a sleazy bar somewhere – not that I would… – isn’t the right venue for that long, flowing evening gown. And, since I’m not going to be staying home all the time, reading, writing or playing games (not just chess!), the old pocketbook has been pulled out along with my checkbook and today is the day.
This is the hardest part of a woman’s open or public life. Some people may think otherwise, but when you’re faced with a decision over something which might happen in the future, when you’re making plans for events which haven’t even hit the open market yet, a lot of forethought and planning is needed. What if I do get invited to that big event in the Town Hall this year? What is I am lucky enough to get first night tickets to a classical concert, or reasonably good tickets to a more modern concert? Or going to an art gallery, a new exhibition in a major museum – all things which I enjoy – I wouldn’t want to outshine all the exhibits!
And, of course, one of the most important considerations: shoes. Flat shoes for running around, for concerts, for trips out with the camera – sensible shoes. Special shoes for those evenings out in a classy restaurant, for those trips to the museums and better concert halls. Pumps or similar for days on the beach – when the weather finally pulls its socks up and we can risk a trip tp the coast without running into a storm or cold front.
Not that I am really a shoe person, you understand, but such things must be.
And since we’ve decided to do our shopping together, I’ll be there with my camera again and, hopefully, we’ll find a chance to finally click at a few interesting subjects which, over the weekend or next week perhaps, will find there way onto this small Blog and, something which I have neglected recently, Google Plus.
Men have it easy, believe me!
Love & Kisses, Viki.