...As I've said before, everyone should have total clothing rights. - Eddie Izzard
Since returning to work from my trip back to England I have worn a skirt or dress to the office every day, with only one exception, which is part of my determination to rotate more skirts and dresses off the hanger and onto my body. It's not that I suddenly hate trousers or anything, but I don't want to wear jeans-and-a-top every day; not least because that is exactly what 99.5% of all of the students on campus wear regardless of gender. Of course they are mostly twenty-somethings who tend to be wearing an over-sized university sweatshirt or t-shirt, so it's really not as though I'm ever mistaken for a student, but it's still nice to dress like an individual and a grown-up lady. I have been thinking a lot about the non-verbal communication of clothes and how important it is (for me at least) to actually think about what I want to be projecting about myself through my wardrobe. I want to look interesting, intelligent, witty and at least somewhat professional, at present my clothes are probably indicating that I've been watching our "Mad Men" DVD boxsets every night after work.
An added bonus about the trip home was retrieving almost all my jewelry from Mum's, so I've also been wearing all the earrings, bracelets and necklaces I've been missing (althought not all at the same time, however tempting an option that might be). I was getting a bit sick of small silver hoop earrings, but I kept thinking I'd be home soon and so I didn't want to start a new collection only to find there was duplication when I finally merged the two.
There is little danger of this becoming a fully fledged fashion blog, I'll leave that to bloggers who are more expert in fabulousness than I, so I sincerly doubt I'll start photographing my outfits everyday - But I did want to record the start of my personal skirt revolution.