Putting on the Ritz

June 10th, 2011




When I was getting dressed this morning for work and rummaging through my closet hoping to find something wonderful I didn’t know I had, I actually did. A beautiful DAY Birger skirt of net embroidered with aqua yarn. I splurged on it about three years ago in a fit of optimism that I would fit into it one day. Three years and 30 fewer pounds, I do! At first I decided to save it for a special occasion instead of putting on the Ritz just to go to the office. But then I realized that every day I’m alive should be a special occasion, that whenever I walk out the door there’s a chance I’ll meet my soulmate, that this skirt needs to be lived in instead of left in the dark. Waiting. That’s what I spend so much time doing–waiting for the future, waiting until I have the perfect tools before I start an art project, waiting for an idea to find me. So I’m wearing the skirt to work today, feeling like I’m the special occasion I’ve been waiting for.



6 Responses to “Putting on the Ritz”

  1. Ms. Becky says:

    you are. but where’s the photo of you wearing the skirt? I’m wanting a selfie 🙂

  2. Shannon says:

    I definitely needed this reminder so thanks for sharing! I bet you look fabulous!

  3. Carpe Diem! And congrats on the 30 lbs. I hope to be able to say the same thing by the end of the year.

  4. Jen R. says:

    I love the idea that “today could be the day.” And even if it’s not THE day (the last day of your life, the soulmate day, the day your mind unearthed the most fantastic idea) it’s still a day to live. I too would like to see this fabulous skirt!

  5. claire says:

    photo please!!!! i’m thrilled you had this moment for yourself (and that you shared it with us!) ELATION for you. x

  6. Jen says:

    How wonderful is this!!

    Just yesterday I saw an article in the paper about the new ‘mommy uniform’ that consists of a pair of yoga pants (or similar tight but stretchy workout wear) and a tank top. While I’m not a Mom, I am a work at home person and have to admit that my daily uniform is apparently Mommy wear! I’m taking these two reminders as a sign and putting something wonderful on today (right after my workout, that is 🙂

    Congratulations on fitting into the new size too! As alway, you are an inspiration in so many ways!!!

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