Hi friends, thanks everyone who commented on my comfort post. I've been focusing on wearing things that give me a sense of ease this week; here's what I've worn so far.

I'm sort of replacing my style descriptor "casual" with "ease" because to me, casual speaks to a dress code, while "ease" speaks to an emotional state ... I want to dress with ease even if I'm dress up. Similarly, I can think of casual outfits that would be classic and polished, but still not give me that feeling of ease I'm after.

1. Today's outfit - BR Dillon shirt with high waisted not-quite-skinny jeans and booties. I love this shirt, but never wear it because it doesn't feel "casual". But guess what - it does give me a feeling of ease. (and it's as low-maintenance as a t-shirt).
2. Uniqlo flannel shirt and old Gap skinnies. Cozy and warm. I semi-untucked my semi-tuck and that felt like the right styling.
3. Gap softspun t-shirt with Gap skinnies. So comfy. The drawstring gives it just enough structure that I didn't feel sloppy.
4. Gap modern boatneck with high-waisted skinnies and leopard belt. Ok tying the belt (needs to be knotted) is a bit fussy but not really now that I've got the knack of it.

No itches, no pulling, no fussing, no ensuring all outfits fit into some wardrobe master-plan that no one cares about. I *think* (you guys tell me) that I still look classic and polished. If my usual style is a suit and tie, these are the same suit, but I've just loosened the tie - if that makes any sense. The difference may be invisible from the outside, and that's okay too!

Of course feedback is welcome! Not shown - my BR deep emerald balloon sleeve t, which I thought I have snapped a photo of but must have forgotten. But that one is a winner for sure; felt so good in it that I actually wore it two days in a row (wasn't seeing the same people!).

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