Once again my birthday has rolled around and as it happens every year, I’m now 365 days older than I was this time last year. A lot of people wonder if I’m worried about getting thismuch closer to being forty and honestly, I haven’t given it that much thought.
I actually consider myself lucky to be “getting up there” when it comes to age. Not that my days were numbered, but so often we open the newspaper (for those of us who still read newspapers, that is) or turn on the TV and see stories about young people’s lives tragically being cut short.
I’ve been fortunate enough to have blessed with a good family and good friends. And when it comes to how I spend my birthday, usually it involves nothing more than relaxing at home. I’m done with the big parties and get-togethers, although I do appreciate the good wishes, so thank you for those.
Yes of course I’m excited about the return of Leather Pants (and Leather Skirts) Season. I’ve been embracing it for the past few months now. (Since late September, in fact.) I wait all year for this to happen and it seems that once again, I’m ahead of the curve. Leather store Danier is pushing way more leather pants and skirts this year (as well as dresses too!), compared to previous years when the focus has been on their jackets and accessories. As well I noticed Sears and Dynamite also have leather skirts in the line-up.
Leather is sometimes a slippery slope for people. For some, it brings back memories of 80′s rock bands or biker chicks. But every so often, it creeps into the mainstream and becomes a staple of fashion. Naturally I’m thrilled about this.
I’ve been doing the whole leather thing since college. Back then, PVC and vinyl were also in style, but it was common to see everyone from TV personalities to normal folks on the street wearing leather pants or skirts. Then from 2000 until 2003 leather was also big again. It seems to come and go, but for me it will always be a staple of my wardrobe.