It's been a weird afternoon.
I snapped today and decided I needed a few more long skirts. I hate pants. Don't ask me why; it's a sensory thing. I absolutely, positively hate the feeling of fabric wrapped around my legs.
Unfortunately, I hate the feeling of being cold even more than the feeling of fabric wrapped around my legs.
That means I need long skirts for the winter months; preferably long enough to hide the fact that I'm wearing very unfashionable thick wool hockey socks beneath them.
As soon as I typed "long skirts" into Google, I noticed an alarming trend; all the websites that came up were "modest" clothing sites for either super-religious Christians, Jews or Muslims.
I had to laugh. This isn't a crowd I identify myself with. Nor, I imagine, do they identify with each other. But we all agree on one thing; we want long skirts and they'd better be comfortable, darn it.
Still, each group has its own preferences as to style. The Christian sites tend toward hand-made prairie chic. The Orthodox Jewish sites prefer more mid-calf length skirts, with lots of denim. The muslim sites are by far the most stylish. I bookmarked a bunch of them for further perusal, but decided I'd better take a break when I found myself considering one of the "silk caftans with matching hijabs".
I'm left wondering, though; since when did the ultra-religious become my peeps? Everything I do seems to lead me back to them; homeschooling, sustainable living, frugality, having a large family, baking bread, making homemade cheese, wearing skirts....
I draw the line on head-coverings, though. I really do. I think. Some of those scarves were awfully pretty....