Thursday, December 9, 2010

COMFORT-SEEKING CREATURE

OK, I’m done posting about Fran Lebowitz…
But not New York…
Because—tah tah tah DAH!
I’m going
Right after Christmas for a few days
Specifically to see West Side Story on Broadway!
Way back, when it first appeared on Broadway…
I didn’t get to see it…
And for the past year, I’ve been procrastinating…
About going to see the revival.
Well the last show will be on January 2nd.
And I refuse to miss my chance.
So, now that I’ve booked my flight and hotel and got the tickets…
I’m thinking about wardrobe…
(mine, not the cast’s)
Specifically, about what coat and shoes I’ll wear.
I want to be comfortable and warm.
So, with comfy and warm in mind…
I recently, I bought a pair of black velour slacks (comfy and warm)…
That I plan on wearing to NYC—at least on the plane and walking round.
Yesterday, while at a voiceover gig…
I mentioned to the young (3 decades younger than me) female engineer…
That I’ve rediscovered the wonders of velour.
“I wouldn’t be caught dead in velour," she said.
"And especially if it has an elastic waistband.”
(mind didn’t)
“Why?” I asked. It’s so–”
“It’s not stylish. I only wear jeans.”
I didn’t comment…
After all, what was the point?
On the way home I began analyzing…
When did I give up style for comfort?
And if I was her age now, which way would I be leaning?
Probably style.
Hmm?
Is it yet one more sign of old age…
When you care less what others think about how you look…
And just want to go for comfy and warm?
What do you think? What would you wear?

Always, Em-Musing

P.S. I am going to wear the velour, but I’ll “style” it up.

Hmm? This was in my email just a few minutes ago from Stein Mart.The Perfect Gift: 19.96 Velour Sets 
 


4 comments:

Jill Kemerer said...

I would wear velour. It depends on the cut and style of the garment. And while my everyday outfit always involves jeans, it's nice to switch things up!

Have a wonderful time!

Em-Musing said...

Thanks. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Hey, I was recently eyeing up a little velour outfit in the Victoria Secret's catalog. Those women aren't old! And they look very comfy too. :)

Jennifer Hillier said...

Wear your velour! Life's too short not to wear what you want.

NYC is an amazing place... in terms of your wardrobe, I think pretty much anything goes. Just be comfy and stay warm!