I have always been the one who is overdressed. My family can tell you that from a young age, they would ALWAYS have to tell me to dress casually or “be sure and wear flat shoes.” Which if I am just being honest, casual is not something I do well. I am either in yoga pants and a worktop tank top or in heels and a pair of jeans or a dress. I just am not good at the middle. Unless I am in Alaska. In that case, I am REALLY good at just being dressed down the entire time.
I once wore (well….maybe more than once) high heels and shorts to a baseball game in college. I am so glad there is no photographic evidence of this. Or at least, I don’t think there is….
I mean. I am that girl. The one who is always a little too much. And I like it.
I was somewhere the other night and I definitely stuck out like a sore (yet fashionable) thumb. Someone said something to the effect of that I was trying to make everyone else look bad because of how dressed up I was. Which I guess is a compliment, but regardless, I was not offended in the least. I am in my thirties now and am very comfortable with being me. Whether it’s me in yoga pants or me in high heels and statement jewels, I am good with it all.
In response I basically said, you guys have your thing and I have my thing and I am 100% okay with that. I am okay with being me. I don’t need you to try to be me and I won’t try and be you. Let’s just all be 100% the realest us there is to be and the world will be a better place.
So, this is my encouragement for today. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for being you. Whether you are super fancy or whether you wear tennis shoes and mis-matched socks everyday (like my mom HA).
What i really love is to see someone being their most authentic self and letting that shine. Don’t let anyone dim your light and don’t ever feel bad because you are different. Different is not bad.