black and white photo of blonde woman wearing black turtleneck

I confess.  The pandemic pushed me to admit I’m not wired for buttoned-up fashion.  Time spent working from the comfort of my favorite pajama pants propelled me toward cush. 

Cushy fabrics, forgiving waistlines and silhouettes.  But wait – there’s more! 😊 I love all black outfits.  I know what you might be thinking.  Whatever it is, I’ve heard it.  You’re such a happy, positive person – why all the black?  Oh – black again, Vicki?  Shocker!  Do you own ANY color?  Maybe a print or two? 

I admit.  My choices may not be popular but you must admit there are benefits.  Everything matches (wink!) and my occasional accessories – a belt or a scarf or a fun pair of shoes – stand out so much more. 

There are down sides.  My closet is…well…pretty dark.  Thank goodness for good lighting (all the better to root out which of my nine favorite black turtlenecks I might fancy on any given day). 

Do I care?  Not so much.  The joy of settling into my own skin and my love of black clothing is liberating.  I’m not foregoing comfort for the stress of what-goes-with-what any longer. 

Call me Steve Jobs if you must.  I’m okay with that.  Ah, the love of a good black turtleneck.

Let’s celebrate, not condemn the choice, if for no other reason than the fashion world’s loss of Issey Miyake last week.  Miyake famously outfitted Jobs in an endless wardrobe of black t-necks and made Jobs the most recognizable and (I’m guessing here) the most comfortable CEO.  Ever.

Cheers to what works for you.  I’m off to buy more Woolite dark laundry detergent. Need to stock up!

-Vicki 😉

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