Moving to Seattle from California has been a huge shock. Women here are much lower maintenance than in California. I struggle to find a nail technician here who can do my nails as my California lady did, and thank God my California hairdresser found me a local stylist; women here don’t generally seem to go to a lot of fuss for a coiff either.
Here’s the deal::
In a quite fair Seattle nail salon in Madison Valley, I saw a woman looking so sophisticated and classy in a white button down shirt. She looked so put together, as though every detail in her life was in order.
For the past twenty odd years, I swore off purchasing anything that requires an iron – save a pleated Valentino skirt which caused infinite angst. But after overhearing that the woman in the white shirt at the nail salon was no less a new mother, I was seriously inspired: if she irons or visit the dry cleaner, why can’t I?
a white button down shirt is instant elegance, even when it is paired with the most casual attire. It is chic and well, grown up.
So, here are my ideas:
Maybe this is an act of rebellion against the necessity to integrate into (casual) Seattle culture, and maybe it is a bit of acting out grief after departing the sunshine state. Or maybe I am just growing up. Whatever the case, I am seriously reconsidering the white button down blouse. Nordstrom, Barneys, here I come!