I have been making a conscious effort to wear my Freda Salvador shoes/sandals whenever I would otherwise reach for sneakers. This is for two reasons:
- I don’t have black sneakers that fit/that I love anymore, and I’m trying to avoid purchasing a pair, so I decided to make these my black-sneaker-substitutes.
- I literally WANT to wear these all the time, because they’re amazing, but I have that problem where I DON’T wear things as often as I want to because I don’t have occasions for which to wear them. So, whenever I feel like wearing sneakers, or otherwise “calling it in,” I’m trying to put these on instead. For a “chic” alternative, and also because I have them, and love them, so why not wear them?
Back to number 2. We’ve discussed this before, and interestingly enough, you know where I wore this outfit? Costco. And the pet store. And at home in my office. That’s it. I wore THIS OUTFIT to work at home, and run random errands.
Why do I not feel “worthy” enough to wear whatever I want, where ever I want, whenever I want? Is that even the issue? I say I don’t wear “good” things to run errands because I don’t want to ruin them, or wear them out, but seriously; this is a sweatshirt and baggy jeans. The shoes should wear and last well for many years of consistent wear, so what am I worried about?
Since we moved to the suburbs, I’ve become more conscious of my style, and how different it is. I stand out. A lot. You wouldn’t think so, perhaps, because I tend to wear “normal” clothes, but not north Texas suburbs “normal”. Or, maybe it is just that I don’t feel entirely at home/comfortable here. And because I don’t feel like myself here, I struggle more with trying to “fit in,” something I’ve never done before.
Ah. Again, overthinking everything ! But par for the course since I try to document and talk about what I wear and why I’ve chosen to add certain things to my wardrobe. Ultimately, I don’t spend every second of every day thinking about what I wear and why (just half of them. kidding…), but I do find it a fascinating experiment in self-awareness that will hopefully lead to growth.
The end 🙂