Friday, May 20, 2011
The Modesty Quest, pt 3. Keeping Warm!
Another bitterly cold morning in these parts, oh how I long for warmer weather! Until then I am given the opportunity to learn different ways to keep warm while wearing a skirt.
I have to confess that this morning after rising early to exercise, having my quiet time, and getting ready for the day that I was still so cold that I chose to put on a pair of jeans with knee-high socks, a tank top, a long sleeved shirt, and a sweater. I had looked outside as the wind was blowing and knew that heading out to the bus stop was going to be very trying, so I opted for the jeans. After the bus stop I came inside, warmed myself with a cup of coffee, then headed to my closet to change clothes. I've been wearing skirts most days, but changing into them after the early morning coldness wears off a bit.
You gals have shared some really great ideas in keeping warm, so thank you!
What I now have in my wardrobe to try to keep warm are these items:
* nylons (I only wear these to go to church)
* microfiber tights (ivory, black, and brown pairs)
* microfiber thigh-high tights
* knee-high socks
* thin pair of long johns
Like I said, I only wear the nylons when I am going to church, they are just so uncomfortable on my legs for any length of time (over 3 hours), they make my legs sort of itchy.
The microfiber tights are a little better than the nylons, but they usually start getting uncomfortable if I've worn them for over 6 hours or so.
The long johns are nice and thin but seem awkward to wear under a skirt, at least a skirt with any sort of slit or kick pleat, because then the long johns are noticeable. I am however going to try these with a pair of knee-high socks to cover them up a bit on the next morning that is bitterly cold.
The knee-high socks are the most comfortable, I found them at Target for only $1 each! The only problem is that I can't figure out which shoes to wear with them, they are too thick for a pair of ballet flats, and look funny with any of my other shoes, plus there is a design on them which makes it harder to match with a pair of shoes. Any ideas?
This morning I put on the thigh-high stockings/tights that I had yet to try. I found them at Kohl's for under $5 and I was really excited to try them out. I figured that they would keep me warmer since they go up to my thighs, however they were so uncomfortable that I couldn't wear them as thigh-highs. They rolled at the top which made it feel like they were digging into my legs. I could only wear them as thigh-highs for about 5 minutes! I decided to keep them on but push them down so they were right above my knees, that helped alot! But throughout the day they would slide down on their own, landing just below my knees, so every couple hours I had to pull them back up to above my knees.
I think I'll look for some solid colored knee-high stockings/tights instead. I also wish I could find the kind of tights they make for little girls, the cable knit type. Those seem thicker like socks, and more comfortabe then the microfiber tights.
I feel like since I started this journey that I've accomplished a lot, at least in my own mind I have. :) I am actually looking forward to the next cold morning so that I can try a different appoach in keeping warm. I know I just need to try some different things until I find something what works for me.
Thanks again for your input, it's really so much appreciated!