Euro Chic/Day 14
So far, through out my clothing experiment, I find myself wishing that I would have done just a little more outfit research before going out into the world in something new, untested and embarrassing. But the truth is, I just don’t have the time to practice putting on different outfits like I’m some grown up, out of shape Barbie doll – our mornings are busy enough already. Therefore, picking out what I’m going to wear for the day is done entirely in my head as I make school lunches. Then I have to get my kids awake, dressed and fed which leaves me approximately four seconds to take a shower and get dressed myself before we’re late for school… again.
And, as the case seems to be day after day, the outfit I “imagined” wearing actually looks insane on me and so I then must desperately rifle through my closet looking for another outfit while my kids stare at me slack-jawed, coats on, lunch boxes in hand. On the bright side, it is so nice for my children to have one of the last imagines before a long day at school be of their mother wild-eyed and angrily muttering to herself while wearing a thong.
This brings me to today’s topic – I don’t know how to tie a scarf. I mean, I can tie a scarf around my neck so that it doesn’t fall off, I’m not that simple, but how to tie a scarf to make it look chic? I have no idea. I wore this untested outfit yesterday –
To me, this is very “Welcome to Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Can I help you?” So I tried to dress it up with a scarf –
Much better. And it would have been a lot better if I had researched how to tie a scarf before the day was over. No matter. I have since looked it up and here’s what I’ve discovered so far – People on the internet are obsessed with showing other people on the internet how to tie scarves. I’ve never seen so much information pop up on a single subject. It bordered on unnerving. Out of the myriad of sites, I liked this one in particular because of it’s title, “15 Chic and Creative ways to tie a Scarf”. It’s easy, informative, fun and wonderfully, mindlessly time consuming. Hours have passed, I’m pretty sure school is over and my kids are waiting for me, something in the oven is burning and I just saw my three year old walk by with a Swiss Army knife, but I have more pressing matters at hand. After all, this scarf isn’t going to tie itself.