I don't often get the chance nowadays to get all dressed up for an occasion- as the time that it takes to do my hair and makeup wipes me out on a good day (thanks to M.E./CFS), and the thought of trekking across town to socialize with a bunch of people I don't know (and probably will never see again) just for the sake of 'going out' doesn't appeal to me, as it would take me nearly a week to recover from all that. So, I am often labeled as 'square' or 'boring'- even if I'M the one putting those labels on myself. I often miss the more outgoing version of myself (pre-illness), who would jump at the opportunity to don my best gear and hop on the back of a scooter, just to hang out a pub or stand nervously at the side of the dancefloor.It's not that I don't enjoy my quiet life, and the different kinds of fun I have now- but I do miss everyone thinking that I was the hippest cat around.
Since I've had to change so many things in my lifestyle, my dressing style has also relaxed quite a bit. I've been embracing a more 70's look, and finding ways to be comfortable (like wearing jeggings instead of tights) while still wearing pretty clothes.
Boy, I can't half ramble, can I? haha. Basically, what I'm trying to say is that I took the opportunity of my 1st Year Illustration Exhibition Private View to wear a new dress of mine and actually spend the time to make my hair into a bouffant again. And it felt great- like a little piece of my old lifestyle (even though mum was around to drive us there and help me do my hair).
What I'm Wearing:
Dress: Vintage, ebay.
Scooter Pin: Gift from friend.
Hair Bow: Handmade by Rhian CarolineIt was a grand evening. There was quite a good turn out for our little exhibition and a sweetie pie from my class handmade me some tootsie pop wrapper badges! I loooveee them so much. <3 Unfortunately, this dress was accidentally thrown into the dryer on a busy weekend when we had loads of house guests, and it shrunk and shriveled all horribly. It was pretty sad, because it fit me amazingly. But still- at least I know which style I want to use when I make a dress for myself.