As you guys may have seen in my last post I am officially an owner of my very own pair of shortalls. Its actually a surprise to me that I enjoy them, seeing as I despise wearing shorts, but I’ve fallen in love. Last year when I first saw overalls becoming ‘chic’ I was enamored but afraid to venture into that territory for fear of looking like a child, which isn’t that difficult for me. This summer, I allowed my curiosity to get the better of me and the result is my happiness.
While I may only own one pair of shortalls, my obsession has continued onto me looking at them on the internet and imagining what my life would be like in every pair. Here are my top 5:
Today I decided to take a stroll from the land of Work That Actually Needs To Be Done and into the lovely world of procrastination with a random weekend post (which hasn’t been done in a while due to the fact that I actually don’t like the word ‘random’). Who needs to know the importance of Supreme Court cases when they can waste time taking pictures of things in their sketchbooks and reading books that have no relation to the actual subjects of their study? Yay for avoiding education!
And we can happily close this post out with some of the cases that I should be studying right now. Delightful!
Yesterday I had my senior photo session, and, as I do with most things, procrastinated on picking out my casual outfits and filling out some of the forms I was supposed to have done. No, I did not know what backgrounds I preferred or if there were any particular poses I just had to have (model I am not). I didn’t even know where the building I was getting my photos done was at. Luckily, I’m good at pulling things together last moment and having them look semi decent, just like this outfit, which I chose to be my first casual. I think it says something about myself: I try, but I don’t like to look like I’m trying too hard even when I do try really hard.
I’m in the process of coming to terms with the idea that I have minor social issues. Being around groups of people who I have never met before and am expected to interact with makes me nervous to the point where I experience anxiety that physically makes me feel ill. I spent 2 years doing theatre and speech which has helped my social skills to a point and have taught me how to interact with an ‘audience’ and among my peers but at the end of the day, I still suffer anxiety from social interactions with strangers, which is part of my motivation for getting dressed everyday. I find wearing certain clothes comforting. I feel powerful in certain outfits or wearing certain pieces that embody a different character.
When I put on a floral headband I am no longer Olive the Scared who feels need to shy away from all social interaction; I become Olive the Woodland Creature who only shies away from some social interaction and is able to try to put effort into being around others. Clothes aren’t a cure all or an end all but they are the change of perspective that can make or break me in my abilities to perform certain tasks. They give me the power to move forward in life and try new things. All I need is clothes, time, patience, and a couple of breathing techniques. 🙂
Never in my life have I been able to fully grasp how to wear multiple prints at once. Countless hours have been spent gazing at magazines in which models are seamlessly dressed in plaid, stripes, polka dots, and even a kitten print all at once and have done nothing to further my ability to balance various prints all at once. Today, though, I decided to be a trier. I decided to go bold and carry all of these prints even if it killed me. Guess who’s still breathing.
Back when I was younger I thought that I was going to grow up to be a bridal or formal gown designer. Unfortunately, the dream was lost within the past couple of years (though I still am in love with bridal design), but I found one of my old sketchbooks and decided to share some of my favorite designs from it! So, yeah. Here goes it.