It's not as if I don't know what is worn in the Big D, I did, after all, live in the general vicinity part of my life, so I'm pretty familiar... this is more of a 'holy smokes, I gave away all my best dressy clothes!' panic.
Just before I moved here, to the mountains, in an effort to liquidate some of my assets (read: massive downsize was necessary to prepare for the teeny tiny closet to come) I gave away almost all of my dresses, tons of shoes, and approximately $1,500 worth of handbags (ouch). I only kept the items I knew I would use continually, which is all fine and good here, but not at all on trend anywhere else. And although I have since added to my wardrobe, it's all still just practical and highly useful mountain-life apparel.
I mean, I have four different pairs of snow boots, for crying out loud. I have two pair of cowboy boots. And hiking boots. Birkenstocks. Also running shoes, and a whole basket full of a colorful variety of flip-flops.
In addition to that, I'm fairly certain the last time I wore heels was the day I got married, nearly two years ago.
The only reason I'm going to Texas (and by God, I do mean the VERY ONLY REASON I WOULD EVER GO THERE AGAIN (yes, I have serious Texas issues)) is to spend a glorious four days hanging with a few hundred social media babes, and I wouldn't miss it, and I don't really miss any of my dressy clothes either, I just know that Sorel's and flannel shirts won't, um, blend. And I'm nothing if not highly opposed to being an eyesore.
I'm currently waiting for three packages of dresses to arrive via FedEx and snail mail but the shipping notices and tracking numbers are showing zero sense of urgency. Damn you sale ad emails boasting free shipping! You didn't tell me that 'free shipping' meant 'we will eventually send you the items you ordered, but only one item at a time, and probably well after you need them.'
I probably won't get around to packing until the day before I leave. Or maybe the morning of.
Until then, I'll get caught up on Girls, I guess. While finding very important things to pin to my Good Wear board.