Happy 2nd day of FALL dear readers! I hope the crisp autumn weather has found you in your little corner of the world. As much as I regret saying it, my fist day of fall was not quite as crisp as I had hoped for but that didn't stop me from smiling every time a glistening golden rays of sunshine hit my face and melted me all the way to my toes! The sun was shinning high in the sky as if to say hello and as faint as the smell was...if you concentrated you might just be able to make out the waft of autumn in the breeze:) I am afraid you all might find me a little to obsessed and in love with fall but it is by far my all time favorite season in the history of EVER!
However, enough with my exuberation of the coming season and on to today's exciting post and the premiere of Confessions of a Fashion Blogger II. When I first announced bringing back this series I asked you all for questions you would like answered or things you have wondered about. Therefore, in today's post and the first post of the series I will be answering a question submitted by the lovely Naomi Bennet of Wonderland Creek, talking about the reactions and comments I have received from people over the past couple of years in regards to how I dress (some of them are quite interesting an entertaining).
#1 - For those of you who watched my first Q&A I told you all a very interesting/funny story (min. 8:34). In short, one day a guy walked past me at college when I for class and asked if I make my own clothes. He then went on to say that he always noticed me when he was leaving class and really liked how I dressed (in all honesty it was a little strange....hehe). However, the crazy part of the story comes a semester or maybe even a year later when I was at the college involvement fair and there was a guy sitting at a table and he said "I know you!" of course I was like "Who are you crazy person?" (I said all of this in my head of course...).....out loud I really said "Oh really?" and he was like "Yes....you are the girl who always wears vintage!" Needless to say that guy somehow remembered who I was over a year later simply by how I dress! Weird or cool??? Not quite sure:)
#2 - " You look like a teacher....are you?" I don't actually remember where or from who I heard this from but it is pretty accurate for me because I will be a teacher one day:)
#3 - While eating lunch at our local tea room with my mom a lady told me "You look like you are going to school on the east coast!" Strangely enough, even though I was wearing a skirt that day I somehow managed to put together an ensemble that was quite preppy in itself and thus I would have to agree that I looked like someone who would be going to school on the east coats...hehe.
#4 - This one is REALLY interesting and I toyed with not including it but I thought it was just way to out there not to share so here goes....someone actually used a bad word (because the average worldly college student can't seem to have a normal conversation without using them) in exclamation to how much they loved my outfit.....strange I know.
#5 - While waiting in the Subway line my first week of school a girl came up to me and said "You just look so fabulous and I wanted to make sure that you knew that"....of course I am not the best at responding to compliments so I just said "Oh....thank you (with a smile)."
# 6- My RA at college this semester told me " last semester whenever my friends and I went to grab dinner at the dinning hall we would always notice what you were wearing." I am pretty sure a lot of people in the dinning hall notice the girl who walks around looking like she stepped out of the 40's / 50's but that is what makes like exciting:)!
#7 - By far my favorite comment I have received was from an RA visiting from a different dorm that was coming around to all of the rooms in our residence hall and asking us a question for something. Anyways, when I opened the door her first response was....."Oh my gosh....you look like a presidents wife!" I couldn't help but smile and laugh at that one:) I was actually wearing the capri outfit from my Trudy Cooper post.
#8 - This one is actually a compliment that I received just today and knew I had to include it. I was walking back to my dorm after meeting with one of my professors and I passed this guy on the sidewalk who turned to me and says "You look beautiful.....I really like what you are wearing." Now, some people might beg to say that his intentions were not the best but you can tell by how someone says something, what they mean, and he was quite sincere. Plus, in my opinion, when a girl is dressed modestly and classically in a skirt (like I was) a guys complement on your dress has more to do with him appreciating how you care about your appearance, and the dignity with which you carry yourself, rather than trying to get your attention in a bad way. Quite honesty, I have had a couple of guys compliment me on what I was wearing when I walked by them and it always renews my hope in society that guys appreciate a girl who takes the time to look nice but who also cares about dressing modestly. In such a modern world, most guys response to girls is that they are cute or hot, but when a guy says you look beautiful (or maybe even nice) it has to do more with a since of dignity rather than attracting the wrong attention.
Skirt: Minnie's Menagerie
Necklace: Target spring '15
Lipstick: Rimmel London 01
*Pictures by Me & Betty (my camera)*
In conclusion of today's post I would have to say that for someone who dresses vintage, receiving compliments from people is quite encouraging as well as many times amusing. While I often joke about people looking at me and thinking I am an interesting, different, and sometimes quite a weird person, most often people look at someone who has defined their own style and respects them for it. For those of us who dress vintage, or even for those of you who choose to look nice and put time into what you wear, it is not so much that you dress differently, but that you don't care what others say or think about you. Quite honestly, I think it is refreshing (especially for older people) when they see someone dress like we do because it reminds them of what life used to be like when women took the extra time every day to appear put together, instead of throwing on a tshirt, sport shorts, and head out for the day. The way that a person dresses says so very much about them as a person, and dressing modestly or in vintage truly sets you apart as someone who cares about their appearance and who also has a high since of dignity about them.
Therefore, I hope this post encourages you to laugh at the funny and interesting comments or remarks that you get from people, as well as to also cherish the sincere comments that come your way. You wear the clothes that you do for a reason and NEVER let anyone try and persuade you otherwise. Embrace your style and wear it with confidence and dignity!
Which of the reactions I shared is your favorite and why?
Have you ever received and interesting reaction?
What do you think about my idea of looking beautiful and carrying yourself with dignity?