" An unexamined life is not worth living. "
Scenario : Sitting in the tub, Saturday Night, pondering. What would I be wearing tonight if I'd never started blogging ? Never kept afoot of the latest trends ? Never been hoping that other's enjoy my sense of style ? Not spending hours scouring the web for inspiration ? As an older woman trying to stay on top of the latest styles and face creams? Wondering which outfit will make me more popular?
I have always loved fashion and held true to my inner style voice. I love to try out new looks. But am I doing so for acceptance ? Or for growth ? Inner reflection is vital for me. I was the girl in school who followed others to be popular. As I grew into my wholeness as a confident woman in my early 30's, I was O.K. with who I am. What I wore. Then, when I hit my 40's, an inner debate began once more. Who am I NOW ? I no longer felt comfortable in my own skin. Was it the mid-life crisis we all hear about or something bigger? Was there a change inside of me, redirecting my energies ? I needed something. Something Creative. Just for me. For no one else! But I found myself trying to please everyone with my outfit choices. After meditating (a crucial part of my growth as a person), I thought , What would I wear tonight if I didn't photograph my outfits? And if I did pop a photo, would I stand in the cold rain, setting my camera for the perfect lighting? Driving around trying to find the "perfect" spot to showcase my ensemble ? Nope!
So, I went back to the basics. What I would wear for ME. Not for a great photo, just for me. This is who I am, and I like her! My photos are indoors, not in my back yard. I wonder if anyone ever feels this way in Blogdonia ? Wondering if others approve of me.
I needed to get "real" tonight. To get raw. I truly love blogging. I adore my followers. I enjoy looking at the creativity of others. I copy looks. I draw energy from others imaginations. Maybe this is too much commentary. Too many photos for some, but it's me. AADD and all !
This is what I usually look like on a Saturday nite. I grab a boho skirt, a T, and layers cause I get chilled easily. I feel naked without earrings and always wear them. My face is bare with face cream all over it and my glasses. I wear flats for comfort. My lipstick is Burt's Bees conditioning balm. Lipstick dries my lips. My undies belong to my Hubs, Tightie Whities. They are comfy for napping and sleeping. I do wear a thin bra, but nothing fancy. I usually sleep in it. My nail polish is chipped . My hair is in a bun with an old-fashioned clippy. I'm addicted to nicotine. I hate it, and am trying to quit. I will listen to Wayne Dyer's Power of Intention before bed , as motivation for positive change. That's the real me !
Bitty - Bitty in the Nude.
I hope everyone has a terrific Sunday !
* Reva *