Being a bit of a mood dresser, when I woke up feeling like a cartoon I decided to embrace it. That’s actually something people say to me quite often – that I’m a bit of a cartoon character. I see that as a total complement; Judy Jetson, Jane Lane, Jessica Rabbit, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil … be them naughty or nice, there is one thing you cannot argue. These gals are super hot. These gals got style!
The thing about dressing a little differently from the crowd is that you’re going to get noticed more than The Average Joe. People are quick to judge and there is nothing you can do to change that. It’s a natural thing we all do, but it’s not worth getting upset about. Besides, what is an insult to one may be a compliment to another – it’s all about how you receive it. I’m all for silver linings and finding the positives in life; it’s very easy to read into things that were meant as a fleeting / brainless comment or become offended by someones opinion, but once it’s out there it’s out there. The best thing to do is embrace yourself and forget about what goes on in other people’s minds – it’s none of your business, so stop obsessing over it. True friends and the best partners love you for who you are; toning yourself down or shrinking to fit into someone else’s perception of what you should be, how you should look or how you’re supposed to act is a terrible way to live your life, and sadly, it never works out well. Simply put, you cant please all the people all the time, but if you focus on yourself and what makes you happy, all the greatest people will gravitate to you and bounce off your good vibes.
Initially, confidence can hard when you’re dressed like a cartoon character in a world full of sheep, but I promise you it gets easier the more you do it. Being true to yourself brings shed loads of confidence once you really embrace it, and I promise you, you’ll really flourish. You can rest assured that 9 times out of 10, most of the glances you’re getting are from people who wish they had the confidence to pull off the look they love and wish they were rocking as well as you do. I’ve dressed the way I do for years and the sooner you stop caring what other people think the more fun you can have! So many super lovely people approach me on the street just to say the sweetest things about what I’m wearing. I’m proud to share that I’ve not had many mean responses, but when I have I’ve realised that most of the hate comes from jealousy and lack of confidence. At the end of the day, that’s their problem and not mine; how can I let their perspective of me hurt me? That’s what’s holding them back, and it actually has nothing to do with me.
Today’s post all got a bit meaningful a bit fast! Who knew there would be so much depth to this outfit! What can I say, I’m full of surprises. . . and may even have a secret superhero power or two that I have yet to discover! But what I’m getting at is a really important message; don’t change yourself for anyone and try and fit into a crowd that doesn’t appreciate you for who you are or how you dress.
If I could leave you with one thought about embracing your quirkiness, it would be:
‘Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken’ Oscar Wilde
So wear that crazy outfit, accessorise to the max and bouffant your hair till the cows come home. There is only one you. Embrace your fun side and show the world what you’re made of!
1960’s vintage coat: Armstrongs Bewitched necklace: Von Trash Wrap top: New Look Pineapple brooch: Hannah Zakari Harlequin shorts: Pin Up Girl Clothing Vintage glasses: Spex Pistols Silk scarf: Karen Mabon Pom Pom Shoes: My DIY! See here