My new favorite blog is Dress a Day -- which I found through Justine Larbalestier. Yes, because I am procrastinating and need to do a big revision.
But seriously, I am going to BEA (book expo) and ALA (American Library Association) and I bought two summer dresses and two chic little cardigans this week, so I can walk through roasting hot weather into cold air conditioning and still look reasonbly put together. The things I do for you librarians and booksellers! :)
Seriously, I was so glad for an excuse to shop, and only wish I been reading Dress a Day before making my purchases.
Anyway, I love this post -- about questions to ask yourself about your clothes OTHER than "does this make me look fat?" Erin, the author, suggests we stop demonizing fat and aiming for "slim" and instead ask ourselves more important questions about our clothes. Like: Does this make me look unhappy? Does this make me look dull? Does this make me look insane?
And, I would add, positive questions: Does this make me look like I'd be fun to talk to? Does this make me look comfortable in my skin? Does this make me look smart? Etc.
My new dresses make me look, I think, fun! And happy, but not insane. They make me happy, anyway. And they won't wrinkle in my suitcase.