“Think I Could Pull This Off With Shorts?”

So!!!! I did something different; I bought myself suspender SHORTS. Now this doesn’t seem like a big deal, right? Alas, for me it was! I don’t think I’ve worn shorts since high school. I always wear skirts and dresses!

While scrutinizing the SHEIN item that my eyes beheld on my laptop screen, I tried to envision myself in them. Could I pull it off????? Maybe. Then I realized, what did I have to lose? BUY ‘EM!

And so I did. I’m actually really happy with them! At first, I felt a little self-conscious but that feeling quickly faded. It’s just because I hadn’t worn shorts out in public in soooooo long…but I dig the whole vintage vibe with these cool buttons!

Funny story about these shoes: I was walking in them the other day and the bottom of the shoe literally flapped open, like a gaping fish mouth. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended Shoe Goo glue, and boy did it work!!! All fixed and like new! These are my favorite flats. πŸ’–

Second outfit we have here is my beloved teddy bear outfit, which is my favorite as of recently!!! πŸ»πŸ’•

This top is also from SHEIN! Ain’t it cute?!!? Once I realized it would perfectly match my teddy bear hair clips I own, I knew I wanted to get it!!!

I think it’s fun to try different fashion stuff even if maybe you don’t think you can pull it off. For me personally, I’ve always been a social outcast, so I feel I have the luxury of wearing whatever I feel like, no matter how “out there” it gets.

Believe it or not, I actually used to look completely “normal” (whatever that word even means??? But it’s the only word I can think of) during my junior and senior year of high school. I tried to emulate how the popular girls at school would style themselves, although I never did fit the bill anyway. And guess what? I still never fit in, nor did any boys like me, and people still thought I was a nerd!

And that is why, I literally laugh out loud when I’ve been told, “Maybe if you just tried to not have an extreme style, you’d be seen as more attractive,” or, “Maybe you’d have more friends if you toned your look down a notch.”

Nope! I’ve tested both waters, and I concluded long ago that whether I completely blended into a crowd of people or if I decided to wear a huge orange traffic cone on my head, it would be the same results. I’ve always been one of those people who just never fit in, no matter how I tried to present myself. So I decided I’d just wear whatever I loved to wear, no matter how outdated or out-there it was, because ultimately it has made me the happiest and feel most like myself. And what’s more important than that?

So wear that one clothing item you’re not totally sure you can pull off, and wear it with confidence. 😘

See ya next time!!!

13 thoughts on ““Think I Could Pull This Off With Shorts?”

  1. Once again you’ve pulled it off. You look great in the shorts. Glad you feel comfortable in them, which is most important. It’s crazy that people told you to conform in order to be liked more. Glad you didn’t listen and dress how you like. It’s what makes you, you. Besides most people are shitty and you don’t need that in your life. Lol.

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  2. I love your shorts and the bottons are awesome. I love that detail! I think people are very rude to tell you things like that… And I applaud your attitude. I think we should find our own people who like us for who we are πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  3. You look absolutely adorable in your new shorts with the matching turquoise Hawaiian shirt, bow, and (repaired!) glitzy flats!!! And I love the bear ensemble even more. The brown and pink make me think of a chocolate and strawberry sundae! This just might be my favorite post yet. What you say about being pressured to dress “normal” to fit in at school really hit home with me. And your epiphany that no matter how hard you try, you’ll always be the girl with the orange traffic cone on your head — but that’s okay, more than okay, because that traffic cone makes you you — is spot on. I think that other people will relate to this and feel like they’re being seen and heard. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Oooh, a chocolate and strawberry sundae – I totally didn’t think of that, I love it! I’m so glad you liked this post and that you related to it! πŸ’– Cheers to the almighty traffic cone!


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