I’ve been living in my ripped jeans and various T-shirts for 2 weeks now, spending most of my day at home.
It’s seems to have become my uniform.
I had to go to the market, and thought, you know what Susannah, put something nice on. It will make you feel better, even for a half an hour.
What I didn’t realize was, it was going to make everybody, in my path, feel better too.
My leopard dress that’s perfect for this in-between weather, may have sighed when I took her off the hanger.
Well it’s about time, I’m pretty sure she said.
What is it about leopard anyway that’s in every woman’s DNA? It’s true. There’s something about it that brings out, alright I’ll say it…the animal in us.
My dress is slinky, yet not too, so you can still shimmy in it before the sun goes down. It has a bateau (French, for boat) neckline that follows the curve of your collarbone that’s quite flattering, giving you an Audrey, swan like look that, at the right angle, could stop traffic.
I added my Carrie Bradshaw pearls…a long strand that I knot at the end, and a pair of kitten heels, and off I went.
My neighbor, masked, gloved, lugging in her Fresh Direct, stopped and said, “Wow, and where are you going?”
“Oh, have a few things to do?’
“Who is he?” she asked, like I really was, Carrie Bradshaw.
I winked before cantering into the elevator.
My doorman said, “You certainly are looking nice today. What a pretty dress.”
I smiled since, he looks like a Sumo Wrestler who may have gone to FIT (The Fashion School of Technology).
Before I hit the corner, a woman, another doorman, and a dashing fella, all let me know how great I looked, the latter, I’d describe as a boy toy, eying me like a piece a cake.
Cheese? Carrot? Devil’s Food?
But when I saw Gert, the Poodle, who jumped up slobbering all over me, that’s when I knew, I had made the right choice.
“Gert’s so happy to see you,” her walker said, surprised. “She’s usually a bit of a snob.”
Gert and I exchanged looks.
Hey, what is it about girls and leopard anyway?
Let’s hear it for humor, aside from maybe leopard and a poodle, a girl’s best friend. 🙂
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