I spent a good portion of the long Memorial Day weekend cleaning out cupboards and reorganizing drawers and otherwise making up for the generally disorderly life I lead the rest of the year. I buzzed through my desk set, threw out most of what was in my linen chest. Then came my bedroom closet.
It simply stymies me. There’s a pile of mending in the corner, but when I clean my closets I remember that I can’t sew and so goodbye torn sweater, so long buttonless button-down. The rest is filled with pants and skirts and sweaters and shirts and a dozen and half pairs of shoes, most of them things I like, all of them things I liked at some point, abut only rarely can I put them together in ways that make me happy. So what do I keep? What do I give away? What the hell do I wear next time I’m staring down my shoe rack, five minutes from showing up late to a first date?
So… What are your favorite date outfits? Describe them in the comments or – better yet! – send me a picture of you in your best date look and I’ll post it up on the site next week.
(What kind of date, you say? Let’s make this a two-part question: Describe a great date for you – for me, I’m thinking Kramerbooks, Dupont Circle, Washington D.C., browsing and cocktails and then wandering out into the neighborhood to stroll down to the Mall – then put together your look.)
Edited 5/29: Should have included my email, so you can send me your date-outfit pictures. Do it! Send me pictures! Let’s see how gorgeous and handsome you all are. Write me at fatgirlonadate at gmail dot com.