so, i came downstairs the other day after getting dressed to go out with megan and some friends. i was wearing this new-to-me vintage top i bought on a recent thrifting outing. i saw it and fell in love. i didn't even try it on. just grabbed it and ran. well, i paid for it first, but then i ran. (honestly, i just walked out of the store like a regular person. there was no running involved at all. but now i am getting off track). so, i came downstairs and my husband looked up from whatever he and mimi were doing and said, "that's a weird shirt". my first reaction was, "yeah? well you're weird"! (i know! great comeback, right???). but then i immediately turned around, went back upstairs and changed. i don't know what it was. he wasn't being mean or saying it was ugly or that i looked completely hideous. in fact, when i came back down in a totally different outfit he sighed and said, "i didn't mean weird bad. just weird weird". oh! okay! wait...what? so, something about what he said or the way he said it or whatever made me second guess my awesome new shirt. was it really as amazing as i initially thought it was? was i crazy? losing my sense of style? did i ever even have a sense of style? normally this doesn't happen to me. megan and i both have a very "wear what you love. who cares?" kind of mentality. and when i shop with my sisters, we are always very honest with one another about whether or not we like something the other has tried on. but even if one of them doesn't totally love something i have on, if i love it, buy it and wear it i will! so why did this one little comment from jim make me up and change my whole outfit? hmmm...i am not sure. just one of those days? or perhaps i just want my hubby to think i look nice, you know? not weird. so my question today is, do other people's opinions ever influence the way you dress? if someone doesn't care for something you're wearing, does it bother you? do you change what you're wearing or just say, "who cares! i love it!"?
oh, and in case you wanted to see it, this is the weird shirt. i still love it.
blouse~ vintage, thrifted
tank top~ Marshalls
boots~ Bamboo, gift from mom
xoxo, nora bird
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