Thursday, July 24, 2014

Countdown to CHA, Day 6.....what to wear??

Yes, I already know what to wear.  Sort of.  A friend asked me a couple of weeks ago if I'd given any thought to it.  Do men get asked these same questions?  "Hey, Bill, whatcha wearin' to the trade show?"  Somehow, I think not.  According to what I read at the Craft and Hobby Association's illustrious website, it's business casual for the trade show.

Do you know how long it's been since I've bought new clothes?   Let's see, the number one hit was Barry Manilow's "Mandy" and gas was what, $1.09 a gallon?  Ok, so it hasn't really been that long, but it has been awhile. I actually do have a couple go-to outfits for business conferences, but to hear my mother tell it, she thinks I can't dress myself. Yes, you heard it here folks; my 72 year old mother is trying to give me fashion advice.

I'll admit, I'm not real happy with my mother trying to tell me what to wear.  I'm a big girl now and I've been dressing myself for a long time.  However, you do need to know that my mother matches everything.  EVERYTHING!  The purple outfit has to match with the purple shoes and oh, wait, let me go switch to my matching handbag....but which one?  The purple patterned bag or the solid?  Then, there's the jewelry.  "Wait, we can't leave the house until I find my purple watch!"  Are you still with me?

Listen, I'm a simple girl with simple taste and I don't have a bank account that allows for mix and match handbags, shoes and watches.  So thank you very much mother for your heartfelt concern, but if I hear one more word from you......that's right; Santa won't be visiting your house this year.  Plus, I don't think you want me airing anymore dirty laundry.  Oh, I remember where that sequined shirt is......