These days, seems like there’s just so much emphasis put on stuff that doesn’t really matter. I hear people say often “I’m too old to start _____” or “to wear ______”. I hear women talk about their shortcomings or what’s popular or not popular and these things often take such a heavy handed place in our lives. But sometimes I think about it this way…if all that stuff was lifted off of us (which I know isn’t always real life, I get that, but dream with me for a minute here)…how would we feel? Like…would you buy rollerblades and skate around town simply because you LOVE to rollerblade and it makes you happy, forgetting all about how rollerblading isn’t really “cool” anymore? (Dang it I miss rollerblades…) Or would you consider starting a business on the side or selling your art at a farmer’s market or heck, would you just wear more leopard print even if you feel “too old” for it? No matter what is “realistic”, I think it might be helpful for us to think like this more often than not.
To be quite honest when I am very realistic, this clothing line is not practical for me to be doing right now. We could really use the money that’s going into it for…lots of things. Cars, appliances, you name it. It would be more “practical” for me to consider other things instead of investing in a dream. However, I don’t believe that doing the practical thing is always the best choice. Because all outside opinions, spreadsheets, and plans aside, sometimes it’s those “crazy whims that we shouldn’t be doing” that end up changing our lives and the lives of those of us around us. We weren’t built for small mundane lives. We were built for greatness. We need to express ourselves artistically, think outside the box, and live life to it’s fullest potential to really really LIVE. It’s not always easy. Because sometimes what is practical is most comfortable for us mentally and emotionally. It feels good to be rational sometimes. But it’s not always good for us in all situations.
Obviously there are times when you absolutely have to do the practical thing. There needs to be a balance between the dreams and the day to day grind. But I find that often I feel like the majority of people are just keeping their heads down and not playing “let’s pretend I could do anything, what would it be?” as much as they should be. Because sometimes it’s in those moments where a dream is born and you suddenly realize that maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks and that this may be something that you should really go for. Sometimes, that just means you should just wear what you want, regardless of…everything (except for your work dress code, because obviously that’s a different story!)
Dressing fun is just the best isn’t it? This whole outfit is vintage, which makes it fun. Some of it’s what you’d call #ontrend and some of it is just my own amalgamation of styles I love. No matter what, I think the most important thing when it comes to how you dress, is that it feels like YOU. Who cares if it goes with rollerblades or not? (I so badly want rollerblades now, can you tell??)