Archive for February 5th, 2011

Photohunt: fashion

A new set of themes is coming up on photohunt.   Some exciting stuff is coming up down the line.  Today our subject is “fashion.”

I am singularly unqualified to talk about fashion, as fashion and I have not been friends since the long ago days when the epitome of high fashion was that model known as “Twiggy,” whose claim to fame was her big eyes and her 32″-21″-32″ figure.   I had hips, luscious breasts, normal sized eyes and unruly curly hair.  I knew I was doomed to fashion hell as soon as I saw the first images of Twiggy.   Additionally, my choices of color combinations were interesting, to say the least.   My very favorite outfit was an orange jumper coupled with a magenta sweater.

At present I have about 16 skirts and a bunch of tops that go with them, plus several very nice dresses, but generally you will find me attired in a pair of comfortable knitted slacks (with pockets!) paired with a t-shirt or a polo shirt and with or without a sweater depending on how cold it is.  At least nowadays my color choices are not quite so radical.

We had a snowstorm recently, and for some reason that motivated me to clean the floors in the kitchen and mud room.   Probably I was forced to do that because the mud room was living up to its name and I couldn’t stand it any more.   Anyway, this time I actually moved the shoes from their place under the coat rack and washed the rugs.  For some reason, I decided that I would take a picture of our shoe collection.   Actually, I should say the boot collection.

This is the pile of boots that live in the utility room.   They live there because I have no desire for them to travel further into the house than that.   Ever.

Over half of those shoes are mine.   The first set of rubber boots on the left are Jim’s as are the first pair of work boots in front.   The brown shoes are his, and the boots on the far right in the back are also his.   The rest of this footwear is all mine.

The situation isn’t much more high fashion in the more “formal” of my footwear, which can be found in the bedroom closet:

Oh look.   Another pair of boots.

What is not pictured are my wet suit booties, which I use as river shoes in the spring and fall when the water is cold, and the river shoes that I use the rest of the time.   Those are out in the carport closet, and I didn’t feel like digging them out.

Anyway, that is my take on fashionable foot wear.   It all fits, it is comfortable, and it serves my purpose.  And if that isn’t what fashion is about, then I have no use for it.

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