Monday, April 19, 2010

Death becomes me

I like wearing skirts. I even like wearing dresses. Actually, i love both, and most of the summer I am in dresses instead of pants (never shorts, those are awful). The thing is though, being required to not wear pants at work has made me re-think my dress-loving sense of style.  Weird, yes. Where am I going with this? I'll tell you.

I have been bitching a bit lately about this "no pants at work" policy (gotta love old-fashioned managers), and I've come to realize that it isn't the requirement to wear skirt suits, but the requirement to wear pantyhose that goes along with it. They really are awful things, and I'm starting to really hate summer because of them (christ almighty, they're warm).  And through all my complaining I forgot something: I look good in my skirt suits.

See, i was out to lunch a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday, and i ran into a guy I recognized from a funeral (I had been the director for his mother's service about a year ago, and his dad's about 5 months ago). I went up to him and said hi, he was with a friend of his and introduced me, and he gave me a hug and kiss.  He told me I look different, but good, in my normal clothes (jeans and a long sleeve shirt), and turned to his buddy and said "you should see this woman in one of her suits. With looks like that not one of us could pay attention to the first ten minutes of Mass." I was flattered, and I told him thanks, and he gave me his business card, telling me I should call him if I ever needed anything.

So, it turns out the skirt suits aren't that bad, I mean, at least I look decent...

5 comments:

HomeSlice said...

not to mention getting compliments are entirely awesome for the ol' ego. by the way, it would have been hilarious to say, "my girlfriend thinks i look hot in them too!"

IT said...

Would that be, as opposed to indecent?

Doll Face said...

HS- I know, I thought about that. But then I thought "Um, I met this guy at a Catholic service, prob not a great idea to be a lesbo right now."

That, and she's not really a fan of my work attire, lol.

Jenn said...

My hint of the day calendar for today says "Pantyhose will go on more smoothly and resist runs better if they are lightly starched" Yeah, that would make them better!

Doll Face said...

Jenn- That is CLASSIC! What a pain in the ass, right? Thanks for the early morning laugh!