independent.ie– The time has finally come to start taking baby steps towards resuming life as we knew it, but when it comes to dressing up, I don’t know if I can dive back at speed. I have been very slow to step away from the leisurewear, and recently, when faced with the opportunity to dress up for multiple trips out, albeit for straightforward medical procedures, I couldn’t quite get my act together to embrace the opportunity and dress up. So off I went in my uniform, shocked by my lack of enthusiasm to grab this opportunity to get beyond the puffa, jeans, trainers and cashmere jumper.
However, all it took was a stretch in the evenings to jog me out of my lockdown threads and get out for a long bracing walk after a day at the laptop. Nothing fancy now, but once I hid the Ugg boots away, I reached for shoes last week for the first time in months (as opposed to boots and trainers) and I didn’t fall out of them.
Flirting with the idea of booking a summer vacay after none last year, it definitely worked magic with my headspace. I had intent, and purpose. So this week, I’m well and truly into planning some summer buys.