what I wore : a new favoriteThursday, April 28, 2016
sunglasses - Moorea Seal
jean jacket - thrifted
back patch - Valley Cruise Press
necklace - Moorea Seal
lipstick - Blush My Lips by Essence
I've been trying to stay away from posting outfit photos in this dress since I felt like I've shared a lot of outfit posts with a black and white dress, and even a couple paired with my jean jacket. Seriously, this is basically the same outfit only three years ago! I consider this my ultimate outfit. Sure, I've styled outfits I really liked possibly more than this (like this!) but a black and white striped dress with a jean jacket is kind of my signature look. I feel most confident in this ensemble.
Anyway, I realized it had been a while since we saw my quintessential Kaylah outfit here on the blog so it seems like it's finally time to show off my new favorite black and white striped dress. It's like the ultimate one. (Over half my dress collection is B+W striped, okay?) It's long enough to not worry about showing anyone anything they shouldn't be seeing. It's lightweight which is perfect for summer. It has two large pockets so you could totally go purse-less if you wanted! It's basically perfect. One of those things I want to buy multiples of, for sure!
Speaking of confidence, I'm realizing it's something you need a lot of when you have green hair. I've been around the color wheel multiple times. I've even had a shade of green extremely similar to this one in the past but this time around, man, it's been rough! I've written lots of posts about dyeing your hair fun colors, and maintaining it but something I've been thinking about touching on for a while now is dealing with other people's reactions to your hair. It seems obvious that with a super vibrant colored hair that people will stare and make comments but I guess outside of your significant other's opinion and that of your boss, it's not something that people really consider when taking the leap.
With this green it's rare that I leave the house and don't have at least one person say something. Sometimes it's nice, which I appreciate but the majority of the time it's someone shouting from the passenger seat about how St. Patrick's Day is over. "Aw, baaaabyyyy, I love the color green" is something I've been hearing a lot lately too. These things wear you down after a while. Being shouted at in public isn't so great, even if it is a compliment. It can be really embarrassing. It makes me want to hide, to wear a hat, to dress as normally as possible. With friends it's easier to deal with but alone it makes me feel very anxious.
I hesitate to even share these thoughts because inevitably someone will say something like "what did you expect?" or "if you don't want the attention than why did you do it?" No matter what you say you'll never talk sense into those kind of people. I guess I'm typing this because I just want to share my frustrations. To tell you how even after all these years I'm still not fully equipped to handle it. I have so much I want to say on the subject but sometimes it's just easier not to talk about and to pretend it's not an issue.