Dress: Anthropologie Refined Cord Shirtdress - Size 8
Cami: AE - Size M
Belt: Anthropologie Looping Lanes Belt - Size M
Boots: Frye Paige Tall Riding Boots - Size 8.5
"Stop chasing shadows, just enjoy the ride." - Morcheeba
Welcome to another episode of "How Not to Wear Your Anthro." I have to say I was very surprised by the response to my last post. Just when you think you've grown a thicker skin and don't care what people think anymore, you get brought back down a notch or two. I had such a great New Year's Eve, and I put a lot of effort into what I wore that night, so I have to admit that it hurt to have so many people criticize it. Yes, I know you've got to be tough if your going to post pictures of yourself on the Internet for all to see, but I'm human and, well, it got to me.
I understand that most of you were just trying to give me constructive criticism, and I can appreciate that, but it's confusing as hell when you've got some people saying "you dress too frumpy, show off that slamming body" and other's saying "you're not toned enough to wear strapless, cover that shit up." The one that really got me is that I can't wear shoes that hit at my ankle. Wow, that eliminates practically every shoe known to mankind (love you Katie).
Let's face it, style is personal. Just as I cannot live my life to please everyone, I cannot dress according to what everyone else wants me to wear. I have to wear what feels comfortable to me. Yes, my body may look slamming in a sheath dress, but I don't like sheath dresses. I feel like a corporate asshole in them. The only reason I own one is because a friend bought it for me. I like what I like, and if it makes me look like a brick then so be it. I'll be the best looking damn brick on the block.
At the end of the day, it's just clothes, but there's a more important lesson to be learned here: living your life to please others is a miserable existence. You will NEVER be able to please everyone, so it's pointless to even try. The only person you should worry about pleasing is yourself. If you like what you're wearing and it makes you feel good then rock the shit out of it! Life's too short to live it on other people's terms. I say fuck "the rules" and wear what makes you happy.
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.”
― Gore Vidal
― Gore Vidal
Morcheeba - Enjoy The Ride