Zara top; Old Navy jeans; Zappo’s wedge sneakers; Cheerfully Charmed necklace (no longer available, similar, here); Coach Outlet tote (old, but similar, here.)
I wore this outfit to gymnastics the other day.
Note: I did change into blue sandals later on in the day when it unexpectedly turned 80 degrees. Why, Florida, why? It’s winter!
At gymnastics there is a big, glassed in room with chairs facing the practice area. All the parents sit in rows and we
check our phone, watch movies on our ipads, read books watch our kids practice. You tend to see the same people and make friends and chit chat. At the end of the practice I stood up with my friend and she told me she had been sitting in front of a couple who loudly picked apart everyone in the room. They didn’t whisper it, they spoke it so she and others could hear. They criticized my friend for her purple hair streaks, me in my yellow pants and everyone around us.
She was really upset. Can I mention how cute she is with her purple hair streaks? I mean really, I want purple hair now.
I wonder why some people feel the need to criticize others? Especially in earshot of them. I understand that everyone judges. I get it. We compare ourselves to others and judge people before we get to know them.
In the end I think you have to realize that it doesn’t matter what other people think. I came to the conclusion not that long ago that I don’t care what other people think about my clothing choices. As long as I am happy then they can just
piss off go away. I want my daughter to feel the same way. As long as she is dressed appropriately, she can wear whatever she wants. Within reason. No princess dresses at school, or heels or anything that I feel is not age or learning appropriate. She went to school yesterday in a striped dress, scarf, two necklaces and purple flower sunglasses. Precious. I love that she is confident in her choices and I hope it stays that way. I also know that I will not raise her to make fun of others.
Something that couple at gymnastics obviously never learned.