I mentioned the other day that I wanted to start doing my Weekly Photo Challenge posts on Fridays to which my friend, Adrienne, suggested I use Mondays for Visible Monday. She has participated for a while now and I always enjoy her posts. But when I visited Not Dead Yet Style’s blog, the master-mind behind the idea, I was intrigued. What a great way to promote a positive self-image for all women out there no matter age, size, status, etc. We are bombarded daily with the ‘unrealistic’ images of Hollywood Stars, models and wannabes why not counteract those onslaughts with images of real women, real bodies all trying to put their best foot forward in their appearance and grooming? Also, I thought this would be a great way to demonstrate how I work with my minimalist wardrobe AND I could utilize more of those JCPenney modeling skills. First up, my polka dot dress.
I haven’t worn this dress in almost 2 years. It was a pleasant surprise to find that it actually fits looser than it did the last time I had it on. I was scared to wear it again after my last experience in it. I had worn it to a wedding (I think with the same scarf you see in these pictures). While in the bathroom at the sink, I decided to strike up a friendly conversation with a woman I didn’t know–find out who she is, friend of the bride or groom, that kind of thing. I think I started it with some comment about how pretty the wedding was. Yes, she agreed and then said, “My husband likes your polka dots.”
Remember, I don’t know these people. And here are my thoughts before answering:
Why would a man like polka dots?
What kind of man tells his wife he likes my polka dots?
And what the hell kind of polka dots are we talking about???
I manage to finally stop staring blankly, murmur a weak “thank you’ and high tail it out of the bathroom…avoiding direct eye contact with any man I didn’t personally know the rest of the night.
Sunday was a gorgeous, Spring-like day, so I pulled the dress out of the back of my closet, picked out a springy scarf, lovely vintage bag and ended up with this ensemble:
(i LOVE this meyer bag. if monsieur hermes and mademoiselle chanel had gotten together, this would’ve been their baby)
Do you like wearing polka dots?
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