|this is me, in Waco.|
At what point can we wear our collars with a tank top, like a choker? Never? Well, in that case my suggestions are all gone.
Now, a quick story, so that we can all share in a laugh at me...
So, recently I went to Waco to interview for a job, and knowing that Waco is BLAZING HOT I went to Target and bought a cute tank top that could be altered into a clerical. (It has ruffles!) I was thrilled. Problem #1: The stupid thing was see through. It kind of kills the whole "not so hot" remedy when you have to put it over another shirt. Problem #2: In a freak cold snap, Waco was rainy and cold and I spent most of the day shivering and dashing between buildings in the rain.
God laughs at me, I just know it. Consider my fashion for that day THWARTED.
I'm realizing that I'm headed into a parish that really values clergy in a collar, more so than some, so I'm preparing for the BLAZING HOT summer. So, that begs the question:
How are you beautiful ladies who are priesting in the hottest parts of the U.S. wearing clericals on a day to day basis without spontaneous combustion?
The closest I can get is to use my thoughts on boho chic priest. That, or... wait for it...
Now, don't be fooled: you have to wear a shirt over this. (Otherwise, I wouldn't be posting a blog about needing a clerical for the heat!) The problem with the Janie is that I see it looking bad more than I see it looking good. Of course, there are many different types. This one, with the hook in the back, is probably the most flattering one.
So, you ladies with the Janies (I first sang this like Beyonce, "ALL THE JANIE LADIES")--the questions are:
- What's the best brand?
- What should you wear it with? What works and what doesn't?
- Is it actually any cooler than just wearing a regular clerical?
If you have pictures of you rocking a Janie that you'd like to share, please do, with some comments about why you love it. Also, if you want to answer the questions and have it featured on the blog, I'd love to do a follow up. Send these responses to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I know the simple answer to dealing with the heat is to "get over it," but one of the main ideas behind this blog is to recognize that confidence goes a long way. If I walk into work sweating profusely and feeling like the frumpiest woman alive, I'm already off my game.
Plus, I double checked and it says "rend your hearts, NOT your garments," which was a devastating realization for me about the text.