Because I’m alive today!

Earlier this week, I went out to lunch with a good friend. And I lovingly put together an outfit that would feet great to wear, and would make me happy: red silk turtleneck, red and brown skirt, knee high black boots, beloved orange handbag, and my new-vintage mink vest.

The weather surprised me though, and by the time I got into town, I realized it was a smoking hot mid 70s out. Fast forward to the restaurant, where the kind Italian grandmotherly type owner is talking to me, and helping me to the table while the baby and I wait for my friend’s arrival. As she sees me wiggling out of my fur vest, she grabs it to help and says to me, in a heavy Italian accent, “Oh! Why you wear this today?”

I giggle and tell her the truth. “It was a birthday present and I just wanted an excuse to wear it!”

She gets a big smile and tsk-tsks me, “Ohhh! No, too hot. Why not you wait?”

“Because I’m alive today,” I said.

And in a nutshell, I realized later I had summed up my whole fashion philosophy. I don’t care if I’m only going to the grocery, I feel like wearing fur and feeling fabulous. I don’t care if I’m “overdressed” compared to everyone else, I love how these heels look with this dress. I don’t care if it’s “right” or “wrong” or “on trend” or “off season” or any of it.

I wear what I wear because it’s my way of celebrating that I’m alive… that I’m here on this planet, right here and now.

Published in: on October 18, 2009 at 7:27 am  Comments (1)  

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  1. I like it.


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