Here it is:
While I was putting my hair up in pincurls for bed the other evening, I started thinking about the evolution of my style and how, more recently, I've begun embracing a retro look to go with my vintage garments. It feels so comfortable and "me"! The truth is, I've always had an affinity for retro looks. As a kid, I wore Polly Flinders dresses with smocking to school when everyone else was wearing jeans. As a teen, I worked a little harder at fitting in, but still had a preference for skirts, dresses and "tendrils" of curls around my face (which made me feel very "Anne of Green Gables"-ish). In my twenties, I tried to tone it down and work a more conservative look. After all, I was a career woman, with a job, a husband and a kid, right? I can honestly say, I have never been more uncomfortable than when I was wearing a blazer and pants. Blech. Truthfully, I'm sure a bit of my flamboyance still shone through, even when I was working hard to supress it.
So far, though, thirty seems to be the magic decade. I feel comfortable in my own skin, less concerned with the opinions of others (not that I concerned myself much with them before now, I just feel less inclined to pretend that I do!) and more myself than ever. I'm really looking forward to further developing my personal style and hope that the future decades treat me as well!
|Me with my fancy pompador :)|