Female Wardrobe Issues
The reasons why I can’t wear sneakers to Walmart!
Aside from the fact that I have some minor OCD issues, I have no idea why I can’t just put clothes on in the morning and leave my house. Getting ready for the day has to be a major production no matter what my final destination is.
I can be in and out of the bathroom in less than 20 minutes, but as soon as that closet door opens, here comes the fun…at least my boyfriend thinks so anyway. He just sits back on the bed every morning to get his dose of laughter, while I struggle to put together an acceptable outfit for the day.
I absolutely love clothing…this includes shoes, undergarments, belts, jewelry…and let’s not forget jackets and coats. I have so many shoes (so not a female characteristic) that I kept telling my boyfriend I had to get a shoe tree in order to organize my closet a little better. His response to that was “hell no, we don’t need to be growing anymore shoes around here.”
Getting back to my morning routine…the minute my eyes pop open in the morning the little clothing circus in by head begins. It starts with what pants should I wear today? That usually keeps my mind occupied throughout the whole shower process. By the time I’ve made it to the moisturizing part of my grooming routine, the pants have been decided on…but then there needs to be a shirt too!
This is where the difficulty begins, because….I am physically incapable of walking out of my house unless everything that I am wearing matches. And I am talking from my bras, all the way to my shoes, belt, jewelry…and in the colder months, jackets, coats and scarves. THANK GOD I ONLY BUY WHITE SOX!
First of all, ,most every time, those pants that I had decided to wear have already been hung back up…changed my mind! So I grab another pair of pants, then the drawers open…fun stuff (NOT!) What I should do is just become the “Lady in Black”, black matches everything…but how boring would that be?
Let’s say I pick a pair of gray pants (I’ll go with gray because that’s my most challenging color), well then my options for shirts have been narrowed down to whites, blacks, darker grays and different shades of blue. These are not colors that I am a big fan of, but because I can never make anything simple, I do own 2 pairs of gray pants. So, I now have gray pants on with “let’s say” a white shirt…well that’s an easy one, because then I can simply grab my black Brighton belt, with my short black boots, and one of my sets of Brighton jewelry…good to go!
If, however, I decide to go with brown or beige pants, well then I have a much larger variety of colors to choose from for a shirt…that however makes it more difficult because then you have to throw in the jewelry factor. Do you know how hard it is to make sure that everything matches from head to toe? It’s a nightmare, yet something I inflict on myself every single morning.
Not that any of this sounds normal to begin with...one would think I was getting ready to go to a fashion show every day...I’m not. This is me getting ready to go either to work (which is a manufacturing plant…WE BUILD PLUMBING VALVES!”), or just taking a trip over to our local supermarket and Walmart!
Then, and here’s my favorite part, even though he gets me with this one every day…as I’m walking out the door, my boyfriend will look at me (with this confused look on his face) and say “you’re wearing THAT?” AGHHHH!!!!
Just a Touch of OCD!
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