This is the season that challenges even the most stylish sober woman. It is deeply cold in upstate New York. Hats are required which means you have to have a hair style that is based on the concepts of “messy” and “product”. That way “hat hair” becomes a “look” rather than a consequence.
Then pants—because you will be wearing long silk undies (Winter Silks makes the best.) Warm sweaters—but you don’t want to look like the librarian or a woman who has given up. So you must be thoughtful about accessories. A scarf, a pin, another layer plus scarf and pin? It must –like your hair—look unintentional and intentional at the same time. And it must be warm because your posture will go to hell if you are shivering or huddling.
What does this have to do with sobriety? Everything.
We no longer compare our insides to other people’s outsides, but we certainly take good care of our own outsides now.