It's empowering to binge on cappuccino and pastries while writing poetry....and never worry about gaining a pound here or there. I'm too busy doing more important things (like feeding my mind and filling my journal) than to worry about an extra pound or two.
I have noticed lately I don't wear my usual jeans/t'shirt deal as much as I used to. I feel so much more myself in a pair of leggings and a classy skirt. And scarves always make me feel all warm and safe inside.
When I first began to take poetry-writing seriously (probably age 21), I used to wonder what 'writers' wear, how could I dress the part? I remember reading memoirs of different writers and stories of how they began their career. I found it interesting that some women authors preferred wearing what they felt was 'writers' attire before beginning their writing regiment everyday.
As for me, I write when inspiration hits. I usually end up writing in my pj's. I think it's a bit superficial to try to put a dress code to what we are...our clothing can't define what we do, though I'm sure it displays a bit of preference. I enjoy layering my body. I think it matches my body type, as well as my personality. Many-layered, multifaceted. I'd like to think that is me...