Looking through my closet this morning, I realized I haven't worn brown pants to work in over 6 months - and I have about 3 pairs of brown pants, so they've just been sitting there neglected. So, today I decided to give all the black and grey bottoms a rest and wear the brown with a very thin white stripe with a thin white sweater and small brown dangly earrings. The outfit would look really nice with the brown shoes I keep under my desk.
But nothing is that easy. I still have to get to work. The reason why I tend to neglect my brown pants is silly...I wear black 'commuting' shoes. All the pairs I've had in the last 6+ years are comfortable for walking (many times I walk about a mile to/from the train) but aren't sneakers. They are a little sleek looking. And unfortunately I've only found them in black, I wish I could find something similar in brown...I keep looking. I hate wearing brown and black together.
So, let's begin to visualize what I looked like so far: black sleek shoes, brown pants, white-ish top, earrings, curly hair.
On my way out the door, I thought it looked like it might downpour through the fog...so I grab my raincoat, which happens to be a fairly bright pink.
So, now I have on the black shoes, brown pants and a pink rain coat...you don't see the white-ish.
I grab my lunch and put it in my 90% of the time work bag - which is quite roomy for my lunch, wallet, a [real] decent sized book, a small umbrella, random papers, some mail, etc. The bag is great because it does not have a zipper, making it conform to what is inside, sort of. The problem with the bag is that it is deep purple. I didn't have time to get a different bag and repack everything.
So out the door I went, looking like a bag of skittles. Last month I mentioned about what not to wear...and here I was today, thinking that other people saw me on the streets probably thinking the same thing - I shouldn't be out in public looking like this!
black, brown, pink and purple...yikes.
I'd like to say that I could learn a lesson - go shopping and buy brown shoes, a less crazy colored raincoat and a new bag. But, I am so close to paying off the credit cards, that is it really the best thing to start buying things I don't really need?
I will try to wear brown pants when it is not raining, and maybe have a second bag nearby for easy change over for those brown days.