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Oops I Did it Again!

Kristin and Hollywood's young starlettes have more in common than you thought!

Kristin and Hollywood's young starlettes have more in common than you thought!

Preventing pain is first on my list, not looking like a lady! (Emily Post would be so ashamed!)

I have always fancied myself a pop princess—at least in our house—but I never thought I’d pull a “Britney” or a “Lindsay” because of my arthritis. And I’m sheepishly keeping my eyes out for local paparazzi in case I keep making this mistake.

 

I have a love of fashion, but an inability to get out of my car with any tact or decorum.  Put plainly, I have a tendency to flash any bystanders (but don’t worry, unlike Britney, my love of fashion includes a love of underwear). It was brought to my attention on two fabulous nights—one when I was wearing a fantastic ruffled white skirt for Houston Fashion Week and the other when I was wearing a fitted steel colored dress to a friend’s wedding (the Fashion Police would have blacklisted me, my outfits be damned!). The common denominator? Short. Not short-short or “hoochie” short but short enough. And that added up to a challenge for arthritic hips, knees and ankles; one that never occurred to me until I was flashing my friends as I exited the car (sorry Jason!) Rising up from the seat of my sedan just isn’t easy in a short skirt when also trying to twist around sore, stiff hips, tender knees or ankles and sore feet. Preventing pain is first on my list, not looking like a lady! (Emily Post would be so ashamed!)So I guess I have two solutions to this problem: keep praying for that Lexus SUV I’ve been lusting after so I can step down from my car or just wear pants.

 

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