Hello to all of you lovely readers, I hope your week has been going wonderfully so far :) Today is the day for my next installment post of my new series...YAY!!! Last week I talked about Motivation and I loved hearing what you all had to say about what motivates you (thanks for your comments). This week I will be tackling a new topic which I chose to call "The Pajama Problem" (don't ask me why, hehe).
Do you ever have those days where you wake up, hop out of bed (or drowsily swing your feet to the floor), walk to your closet and then confidently decided....."I am wearing Pajamas today :) " (I mentioned that last week). Okay, so for clarification, I do not wear pajamas on a daily basis (honestly). I would never drrreeeaaammm of wearing pajamas in public, but I must say that on days where I have nothing much to do, or do not have to go anywhere, pajamas (well, mostly a tshirt and yoga pants) are my getup for around the house (or dorm).
However, my post today is not really talking about my habit of wearing comfy clothes on lazy days, rather, I want to discuss the problem of WHY I dress up or more so, why I put in the effort every day to pick out and ensemble, do my hair, makeup, etc. Why do I choose to dress the way I do?
|Skirt: MADE; Shirt: hand me down; Belt: Thrifted (80's)|
First things first, honest blogger to blogger confessional, some days I honestly do not feel like dressing "cute" or nice....."Really? What a shocker!!" :) Maybe you have those days too? Now, this is not to say that I hate dressing up or picking out what I am going to wear, but some days I know there is an easier option of throwing on a somewhat nice shirt, grabbing a pair of jeans or a skirt, lacing up my sneakers and heading out the door to class like all of the other college students. But I guess that is just it....I am not like all the "other" college students or other people for that matter! I have always seemed to base the way I live on being "different", not being just another person on the street. Truly, choosing to live or dress this way may take more effort, but it is effort I am willing to exert because I know that when I walk out the door I will be the best version of myself (not fakes, no hiding) !!!
Now, to tell you the truth, I ask myself this most every week..."Why do I dress this way or put in the effort to diligently picking what I wear (which is totally out of the ordinary)"......but then as soon as I ask myself this question a small quiet voice, deep within my head, whispers "You dress this way because it is YOU"....sweet, simple, to the point! But really, as strange as this may sound, I feel like when I choose to wear jeans and a tshirt or just a comfy skirt and shirt that I am letting people down (yes, I know, so weird and strange and bizarre....I am weird).
Strange, I know. I mean, its not like I live for peoples praise or for people to notice me, it is just that wherever I go I always want to be the best version of myself and I feel that when I just grab what is easy I am first, not being true to myself and second, not allowing myself to be confident as the "real me." Do you ever feel this way?
I guess sometimes it is the risk you take in dressing the way we do. Sometimes the way we dress is bold and most often that causes us to get noticed (in a good way).
I can't help but think of the quote by Harry Winston which says:
"People will stare. Make it worth their while."
This is totally true, and maybe that is another reason I choose to take the time and put together a nice ensemble? By that I am meaning to say that choosing to dress the way I do is choosing to say "This is me, this is who I am and I am okay with it...I LOVE who I am." I have always wanted to be a person that at a glance people could tell who I was, what I stood for, what I loved. That is probably why I love to dress up...sometimes overdressing but better safe than sorry:)
So the truth of the matter is this....while some days I might not feel up to picking out an ensemble I choose to take the extra time to look nice because that is what makes me feel confident. Not that I struggle with confidence because I know my confidence and worth is found in Christ, but rather confidence to seize the day as ME and not some other girl!
Maybe I am the only one to confess this....maybe it is because I am an artist....or old fashioned....or weird.....or over think my reasoning's.....or maybe that is just me??? Whatever the real reason for the matter, this is how I have chosen to live and why I love (usually) to get up every morning and fan through my closet choosing what I should wear for the day:)
Yes, choosing to wear a tshirt and jeans would be the easy choice and the popular fashion around campus, but that is just not me, so I keep wearing what I do because I love it!
Well, have you had enough of my Confessional??
Okay, so enough with my series post and on to a short bit about what I wore yesterday:) First, for one thing I forgot to lay my outfit out the night before so it was a matter of shuffling around in the dark with a flashlight, trying to grab my clothes (which thankfully I planned out in my head when I realized I hadn't lain them out). For some odd reason this spring has made me push the envelope in my combination choices (for me that is). I have been wearing a lot of print on print lately and yesterday I chose to wear Complementary Colors (pretty sure, but I should know that after making a color wheel for class). Honestly, I would probably never pair orange and purple together but this seemed to work! My ensemble was pretty 1950's, what with the polka dot skirt, thick white belt, loafers, and poof in my hair. Oh, while we are on the subject of hair, I have been watching a LOT of YouTube hair tutorials this week preparing for a spring formal this Friday which I volunteered to do two of my friends hair for:) On that note, I have been inspired to add a teased poof into my hairstyles and found that it is easier than I thought and a good addition.
|My experiments with poofs and updo's !|
Well dear readers, that is all for this weeks installment of Confessions of a Fashion Blogger! I hope you enjoyed what I had to say. Leave me a comment with your thoughts on the subject, I so love to hear what you all think. I am actually thinking about making the last week of this series a "Tips" post using things I have learned and comments you have left so keep that in mind :)
Until next week!!
(seize the day)
Do you ever struggle with just wanting to wear comfortable and easy clothes?
Why do you dress the way you do?
Do dress that way because it make you confident?