I’m not a very girly girl. I live in jeans and a t-shirt. I hardly ever wear make up. Dragging my hair back into a scruffy pony tail is about as close to ‘doing my hair’ as I usually get. I don’t even really get the shoe thing. Even when I try to be girly, I don’t often succeed and just end up looking and feeling all wrong.
Lately though, I’ve been embracing my inner girl.
It all started with that family wedding and my search for appropriate wedding attire. Of course I cried out to all of you for fashion help and enlightenment and you didn’t disappoint. I managed to attend said wedding looking respectable and even, I think, somewhat girly… and I haven’t stopped there.
After many a tweet about hair and what to do with it, I’ve been attempting to tame the beast that is a hair straightener. I don’t even own a hair dryer so the fact that I not only now own but actually have used a straightener is fairly momentous. The fact that I have used it for more than just for the wedding is amazing. I’m still a bit unco with it, and I’m still trying to figure out how to tame the fly away fuzz headedness, but armed with the straightener and a recent hair cut I’ve actually had a good hair day at least twice in the past four weeks! It is a miracle!
Most strange and scary of all, is that picture up there. Those are the shoes I wore to the wedding. I also wore them out to ‘Laydee’s Night’ (girls night in with singstar and Thai take out) on Saturday. I LOVE those shoes… those pink sparkly shoes. I love them.
I think… perhaps… just maybe…. maybe I am beginning to get the shoe love.
I’m never going to love stiletto heels or thigh high boots, that’s just not me, but funky casual shoes that are more than just comfortable really can make a girl feel happy. Ok so real shoe lovers are probably rolling their eyes right now when I say how much I am coveting a pair of Mary Jane Crocs and claiming that as shoe love… but hey…. for an un-girly girl it’s a pretty big deal!
Who knows… when the weather warms up I may even take to wearing skirts to more than just weddings and funerals!