All American Girl
|Tank: Rue 21 Dress (worn as skirt): Target Aviators: Philippines Boots: c/o My Hot Shoes|
"Very patriotic - nice!" an older gentleman commented on my outfit as I passed by.
Its true, its hard not to be patriotic when you're wearing a flag print tank and matching red boots. Besides, what's more American than a baseball field, right? I'm loving this outfit with this setting!
This is an old outfit I forgot to post in my "Spring Cleaning" post, but its what I wore during the last week of school. Nothing beats comfy but still stylish, right? I remember Kirsten saying, "You actually wore this? To school?"
When I nodded, she just sighed wistfully and said, "I wish I could do that. I don't think I'd have the guts."
It got me thinking about fashion and everyday life. How often do we pass up on the prettier clothes and think "Someone else could wear that - but not me."
Why is that? Why can't you wear that dress you've been eyeing or those shoes you've seen on others and loved? Why not give it a try?
I think too often (especially in a small town like where I live), we get intimidated by what others may think of us. We don't want to stand out or be creative. We want to blend in, to feel a sense of conformity with others. Its comfortable. Its safer. Its our silent way of feeling like we're a part of the community.
But honestly, if you have to dress like everyone else and stick to this unofficial uniform, what kind of community are you joining?
Believe me, I think its important to only wear what you're comfortable in, but I also think we shouldn't be afraid to try new things. After all, that's the original American spirit, right? Forge ahead fearlessly!
PS: For my next post, I've got a funny tale (and a few pictures) to show you of what's been going on at the apartment I'm staying at. All I can say is, who knew my dormant OCD gene would finally emerge?
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.