My daughter declared today to be over-sized sweatshirt day, and suggested I may want to participate. She knows me well--so she really didn't have to ask. My usual daytime uniform during the chillier months is jeans and an over-sized sweatshirt. Love the comfy-ness and the warmth of the sweatshirt, and jeans are pretty much a second skin for me.
I happened to stop in to the local B&N the other day, and one of the women who works there said (I'm paraphrasing), "I almost didn't recognize you. The last time I saw you, you were all dolled up."
The last time she'd seen me was at one of my signings. I'd done my hair, my makeup, wore a nice blazer, had the heels on. The whole nine yards.
That day I was wearing jean shorts, an over-sized Red Sox sweatshirt, and sneakers. I barely had any makeup on and my hair was in a sloppy ponytail. I said, "This is the everyday me."
She said she liked it even better than the dolled up look.
I like her. :)
I don't think I can get away with wearing a sweatshirt to a signing, though. Dressing up makes me feel a bit more professional, and I think readers expect that to a certain degree. But, I almost always wear jeans. Just can't help myself.
Today--yep, a sweatshirt and jeans. Well, once I get out of my flannel jammies and robe (I luv my robe). How about you? Will you be participating in over-sized sweatshirt Thursday?
PS: I'm blogging at The Naked Hero today about epiphanies and hallelujahs and...cleaning. Hope you'll stop by!