Dianna's question for me today: Best outfit to write in?
I'm almost ashamed to say that by day I actually work in fashion retail, because the moment I get in from work and shed that uniform, shake off all my sales skills in regards to what colour works best for whom, and my opinion on what tops work with what bottoms etc. I pull on a pair of jogging bottoms and a t-shirt - throw in a hoodie since we're in winter and it is rather cold at the moment.
Yes, I'm afraid to say that despite the fact I have customers coming to me for fashion advice, I'm not exactly trendy, or at least I'm not when I get home to work on my books.
I can't actually imagine any woman sitting at her computer dressed up to the nines in heels, perfect make-up and hair, and a cocktail dress. Don't get me wrong, each to their own, but I have to be comfortable. The last thing I want is to be irritated by tight clothing; to be cold, or to feel restricted. I'm going to be sitting in a not so comfortable chair for countless hours. I want to be comfortable. I want is to get lost in one of my stories. Something that is very difficult to achieve if I'm tugging at my top, or shifting about in my seat because my jeans are digging into me.
(If I was playing with my clothing in such a matter it would probably be more to do with the fact that I would need bigger sizes and better clothes, but these are just examples.)
Give me jogging bottoms and a t-shirt any day. I might not look hot, but I've written some of my sexiest scenes in such an outfit. ;-P