Thursday, March 22, 2012
The sartorial equivalent of a big hug.
Today's outfit was expressly designed to provide both psychic and physical comfort. I had a doctor's appointment this morning that I was fairly sure was going to yield a referral for a colonoscopy. And I was right. At the risk of entering into TMI territory- I don't have any symptoms that would lead me to suspect a scoping would be recommended, but I recently learned that both my maternal grandmother and great-grandmother died of colon cancer in their forties. Damn. Other highlights of this doctor's visit included the confirmation that I have some hearing loss, probably due to an affinity for loud music in my youth, and referrals for a mammogram and a visit to the dermatologist. Anyhoo, I wanted to wear something cozy and snuggly to kind of soften the blow of all the bad news I was expecting to receive.
In this respect the outfit was a complete success. I felt cozy and comfortable and safe. But, generally speaking, this is the type of outfit I'm trying to move away from. I'm trying to give up casual layered looks like this to embrace a more polished, more sophisticated aesthetic. Today just wasn't the day for anything even remotely challenging. Expect me to be wearing sweats to my colonoscopy BTW. So not looking forward to that.