Sometimes one has to be silly. Sometimes one has to be non-traditional. Sometimes one has to break out of a long-standing pattern. One can do so by many means. And for what it is worth, many people already feel that I do such things. I suppose compared to them, I do indeed. But, even I am set in many ways.
Most know I never wear jeans. I’m always in a dress and super high heels. And, thus I’m seen as somewhat unconventional. Which doesn’t make sense to me but I let that perception stand. If they think I’m fashionable I am cool with that. This weekend I am to go to a gala event. Excitedly, I went shopping. I already had my dress for the event but I wanted to see what else I could consider. Plus, I needed another pair of shoes. Just don’t ask me how many I have for I will plead the fifth.
As I shopped I came across two dresses that spoke to me. They spoke to me despite not being my usual look. One was a leather dress. I’ve never owned one. I picked it up and sized it up. And, I decided to purchase it. I thought it would be cool to break with my tradition of flowing and flared dresses. I fugured the year 2020 is soon approaching and it would be great to honor such a year with a possible new look. Then, as I kept shopping I came across a shimmery jumpsuit. I’ve never worn one. Ever. I’ve always associated such an outfit with tall people. And, while I am not short, I am not tall. But I felt this strange compulsion to buy it. I couldn’t put it back. I needed to have it. I bought both items.
The next morning I tried on the items. Yes, I did not try on the clothes at the store. I never do. And, I don’t return things either. Thus, when I bought these two items that fall outside of my repertoire, I knew I would be keeping them. Now whether I would ever wear them is another matter. But as I tried them on with my six inch heels, I felt tall. I felt confident. I had swagger. It may have been the three cups of coffee but I loved the new looks. And, I will be wearing them in the coming week. The year 2020 is going yo be an interesting one if I am already so impacted.