A few folks out there have wondered if I’ve lost my touch, namely my love for all things shiny such as my leather pants and leather skirts. (Some will recall I have quite the collection: 19 pairs of leather pants, different styles and colors but mainly dark colors and 12 different leather skirts, ranging in style, color and length.) As it was pointed out to me on more than one occasion, it is the season for them. And while “leather pants season” technically begins in the fall and runs through until the spring, I feel I haven’t really been doing my part to uphold my own tradition.
As I’ve said recently, a lot has happened in the past year and maybe I lost a bit of my mojo when it came to dressing up. Normally I wouldn’t think twice about reaching into my closet and pulling out a pair of leather pants and squeezing and tucking myself into them. But with my frame of mind being where it was for the past little while, jeans or even track pants suddenly became an outfit of choice. In fact, those became my go-to outfits when I just didn’t feel like making even the slightest effort, which sadly happened more times than I care to admit.
Although things are on the turn-around I think. Weights have been lifted and it seems that I have less to worry about (I’ll keep my fingers, toes and other body parts crossed) so maybe I will make the most of the leather pants/skirt season while the weather is cool enough to do so.
However honestly, down in Jersey there isn’t as much a market for for the whole leather look as there is in Toronto. It probably has something to do with being a more cosmopolitan big city. While I wouldn’t normally think twice about leather when going out to do something as simple as grocery shopping at Loblaws or going to IKEA, I always felt a little out of place wearing leather when I’m back home, almost as if I was drawing too much attention to myself.