I was out for coffee with some good friends recently and amidst chats about clothes, children, clothes, jobs, clothes and makeup, the conversation turned briefly to this blog. One pal turned to me and said ‘Is your psoriasis really that bad? I’ve never noticed it and I've known you for years’. Result! I have to admit, I did a little jig … internally, that is! After all, this is the whole point of my blog … figuring out how to dress in such a way that we conceal our skin disorders, even from those who know us well. We may have psoriasis, but we don’t want it to be what defines us.
So, with this in mind, I’m currently packing for my weekend in London. But this is no ordinary weekend folks! This Saturday I will be meeting up (for the first time) with a group of very sartorially savvy ladies – a group of fellow fashion bloggers. Dressing for this occasion is a very daunting prospect. With a sweeping glance, these ladies will probably be able to gauge the brand, price and size of everything I’m wearing. Gulp!
Despite the fact that all of these ladies know that I suffer from psoriasis, I certainly don’t want it to be the only thing they remember about me. Therefore, the process of deciding what to wear begins. I’ve got the basics sorted. I’m wearing my flat, knee-high, black patent boots, a pair of black Gap jeggings and the ‘silk’ shirt that I purchased in Zara last week. So far, so good. It’s comfortable (there may be shopping involved!) and most importantly, it conceals most of my psoriasis. But which jacket? This is my current quandary.
Should I pick up on the current popularity for neon and go with this bright pink Zara jacket that I bought a few years ago? (They’d certainly see me then!)
|PERHAPS NOT THE BEST IDEA .. ANY POTENTIAL FLAKING COULD RUIN MY LOOK!|
Or should I give my recent American purchase a whirl?
|I'VE ALREADY SHOWN THIS ON MY BLOG .. SO YAWN! THEY'VE SEEN IT BEFORE|
Perhaps comfort is the best way to go and this (p)leather jacket is an old friend that never lets me down. Still love it, two years later.
|WILL IT BE TOO DRAB 'N DREARY TO BE DRESSED IN BLACK & BROWN?|
Or a buy from Zara last summer, which hasn’t been worn very much?
|NOT SURE THAT THIS COLOUR REALLY SUITS ME (SHE CONFESSES ONE YEAR LATER!)|
Decisions! Decisions! Which one would you choose?
I will be back on Monday with an update on how I got on (and what I finally decided to wear) … there will be pictures, I promise! Have a great weekend.