Look at me look at me look at me!!!

I hate plain clothing.  I don’t need any more basics, and I don’t want anything I buy to be boring.  That may explain the lack of LBD in my closet, a pretty glaring omission, but I just can’t bring myself to buy something so “plain.” I want my clothes to be interesting; I want to stand out. 

Paradoxically, I don’t want to stand out too much.  I’m not exactly comfortable when I do.  Case in point: the skirt I wore today.  


It begs the question: if I don’t feel comfortable in this skirt, why did I buy it?  Simple answer.  I love this skirt.  When I saw it in the anthropologie catalogue and online, I knew I wanted to try it on.  When I tried it on, I had to have it.


People definitely look at me when I wear it because I completely stand out.  I see people looking at the skirt before they look at my face.  I like it, but I’m uncomfortable.  I feel like I shouldn’t be calling so much attention to myself and that I should be fading into the background more.  And suddenly I’m back in 1991, in elementary school being teased teased mercilessly for wearing anything “different”, anything that was outside of the standard uniform of the day (whatever that was, I don’t even remember anymore).  I learned to dress like everyone else in a hurry. But that was 20 years ago, this is now, I’m going to wear the skirt, and I’m going to learn to be comfortable in it.  Otherwise, I might as well stop looking for these interesting, creative pieces and go back to the boring basics you can buy at Banana Republic.  I don’t want to do that.  I don’t want to look like everyone else anymore.

Anyway, it gets better every time I wear this skirt.  By the sixth or seventh wear, I should be fine.


  1. You will no doubt be fine!!! And let me just say that I was in Anthro yesterday DROOLING over this skirt! I am happy to see someone wearing it - especially someone as cute as you!!!
    Love, P

  2. I can't believe you were in Anthro and were drooling over the skirt and had the willpower to walk away!!! You're my hero.

    The skirt actually sat in my closet for about two months before I had the courage to wear it. Crazy, isn't it?


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