On a whim, I ordered a tie. I figured, why not? And then I figured… why only one? Heh heh.
On day one, I wore it over a t-shirt with a hoodie over it. I zipped the hoodie up and down as necessary. “As necessary” meaning whether or not anyone I knew was around me, and whether I found myself in my neighborhood or out of it.
Necklace and tie… one rockin’ look there. Don’t be jealous.
The next time I wore it a bit more “traditional,” if one can use that word in this context. 😀 I spent most of the day out of my neighborhood, and felt comfortable this way.
And at home: (My kids have noticed. My husband hasn’t. Go figure.)
I may have to play around with the knot proportions a bit. But it only took me two times of referring to an online diagram to learn. Now I can do it one-two-three.
Erm. What’s this? When they say the longer side should start out one foot longer than the shorter one, they aren’t kidding. Oof.
Done laughing? Well, get ready to start again. My little son saw the ties where I hung them and said, “Here are your leashes, Mama.”
The most ironic part of all this?
The men in my immediate community don’t even wear ties. Hahaha!
I’m not sure if this will become a regular part of my wardrobe or not. I’m still in the early stage of feeling things out. But putting them on reminded me of something. In high school we had a teacher who would always wear such creative ties. He taught chemistry, so often he would wear a tie with a chemistry related print. Other times he’d sport cartoon characters or bubbles or something equally imaginative. I used to think about the designs I’d choose if I had the opportunity. And now, here we go.