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_refugee_  ·  1604 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you wear a watch? Why?

Yeah. Fashion can become an extremely personal choice and I know I myself have strict color rules I follow (no brown with black, no navy and black) which may seem nonsensical but adhere to my personal aesthetic. It is interesting, making sure I am wearing the "right pair" of shoes with a given work outfit. It's not necessarily something I naturally am inclined to care about but at work in a professional environment you kind of have to. I got called out for not wearing matching socks at one job. Makes you really aware of social conditioning. Personally, I don't care if my socks match so long as they feel about the same but gosh, do other people care.

I wear the same earrings every day, ears, nose and eyebrow, unless it's a special occasion or I am "dressing up." I'm in general a big favor of maintaining simple, repetitive life routines - my diet is similar.

It would infuriate me to spend an hour getting ready for work. Thank god for my current employer - there are other companies where people would actually care if I have visible tattoos or am wearing makeup. My mother still insists that makeup makes one look more "professional." I don't want to deal with it. I don't want to blow dry or style my hair. I try to keep it as simple as possible and STILL find myself at the last minute switching shoes, etc, because "these don't match."

I can't understand women who change purses to match their outfits. Invariably i forget to move important things from one to the other. I buy something that works with everything and I use it Til it dies.