There are many things I wonder about all of us when this thing is all over.
Will some folks discover they are introverts and become agoraphobics when they are finally allowed to let loose on the streets?
Will people who started to work from home ever go back to the office?
Will we stop baking bread ourselves?
Will we continue to have Zoom meetings with our doctors?
Will we start wearing clothes again for any other reason than they are comfortable?
The last one interests me.
My own style has taken a bit of a turn around in this house.
My daughter and I went shoe shopping last week and I bought something that I wouldn't ever had looked at twice before- these super, super comfortable little boots for walking the dogs. Whenever I put them on (they are Beezies if you are interested) I make a big deal of how completely cozy and comfy they are.
But not my style at all, you know how elegant I am, with all this fake fur, stitching, and silver heels.
But things are different these days. All I care about right now is having my feet feel good. Actually all I care about right now is whatever I can do to make any part of me, inside or out, feel good.
What is the pandemic doing to me? Will I ever totter around in heels again? What is happening to me?
I am not the only one.
I made my daughter, and now by request my son-in-law, multiple bamboo knit sweatshirts this winter. Here is an example of one on my daughter. We love this fabric because it feels so soft and caring on our bodies:
I am also pulling out random fabric from my shelves, of the weird category of "why did I ever buy this" and making sweatshirt type tops to go with my furry booties for dog walking.
Here is some extremely odd quilted knit that I made into a sort of a top with a zipper to the front and I collar I made up. My husband calls it my Star Trek shirt and suggests I add a logo.
I have styled this with my post dog walking hair un-interferred with by things like a hair brush, mirror or haircut, keeping my faith with my decision to show my real life on this blog, as is,
Now this has to end sometime.
I was lucky enough to be gifted a big pile of old Burda magazines this week. Daisy and I have been going through them and I have enjoyed the complexity of the designs so much. They have awakened my desire to sew more challenging projects again once the great hibernation of 2020-2021 is over.
How about you?
How has Covid affected your style? Short and long term?
This is on my mind.