Burberry Matched With Saving Yourself:
Images courtesy of: Burberry Prorsum Studded Cotton-Twill Jacket- www.net-a-porter.com & Quote courtesy of: http://one-away-from-completion.xanga.com/.
I’ll admit it. I’m a very ‘reactive’ person. It’s not a quality I’m necessarily chomping at the bit to bring up during polite conversation over cocktails (well, unless I’ve gone over quota), but nonetheless, I’m very aware of my bias towards stars aligning, signs that point to whatever direction I see fit, and feedback from others drowning out my own inner-voice.
Example: you buy a new pair of shoes and wear them to school or work, or just have them on in public (too many demographics to hit in one sentence). You loved them, obviously, you made the purchase. The day goes on and no one says anything about them. Not a peep (I so wanted to throw in ‘toe’ as a play on words but couldn’t manage it; ugh). Doubt seeps in. Are they hideous and you just had an ‘unfortunate fashion moment?’ Then, the skies clear, and a friend comes up, gives you a big hug, followed by an, “um, loving the shoes by the way!” All of a sudden, all is right with the world and buyer’s remorse has slid back into the dark corner from which it came.
Or let’s try this: He calls, you call back, then he doesn’t call back for an extended period of time. Just to make it fun, you’re not fully interested, or at least, you weren’t until that delayed response popped up.
Or possibly my favorite: You’re almost out of your twenties, you’re single, and your wedding circuit this summer has your Google calendar looking like a paint by number created by Jackson Pollack. You made that deal with “Mike” (substitute your Plan B’s name here) a long time ago. You know the one, if by a certain age you weren’t married, you two would be your ‘safety’s’ cause, yea, that is SO romantic, let alone completely rational. Let’s face it, you are a single woman spiraling rapidly towards spinster-hood, low-rise jeans are cycling their way out of your closet, and on-line dating gives you hives. Cue the: you probably ‘should’ bite the bullet and get yourself a ring, let alone a new last name. The current one is so last year anyway.
Reaction, reaction, reaction. Mike can’t save you, a compliment shouldn’t validate whatever you bought, and for the love of god, just turn the phone off, you don’t even like the guy anyway. No one (I include myself in this ‘one’) gives themselves enough credit.
This is a call to act, and not react. Man, or woman up, whatever the case may be. Grow a pair, figuratively and fashionably speaking (there is a Burberry jacket up there after all). Grab the studded Burberry Prorsum Jacket by the peplum and go all ‘Mad Max’ with it down the sidewalk. Love your shoes because that’s how you feel, and if someone disagrees, well, you know what to do. Delete his number to avoid the unnecessary drama, plus your minutes plan does not support it. And last but not least, throw the marriage ‘Safety Guy’ out the window because you don’t need to rush into an ‘I Do’ with someone else, when you are fully committed, and ‘I Do’d” (new word, not sure I’m a fan) to yourself.
Bottom line: Save yourself, and look good doing it. Both concepts being far more possible than you could ever imagine.
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