I’m always getting told I’m overdressed. Well, technically not – no-one tends to say those exact words to your face. They tend to say something a little more subtle, like, ‘Ooh, you look nice, where are you off to??’ when you have clearly just arrived for a day in the office. Or, ‘I love your dress! It’s so….. fancy!’ I don’t take offense. Most of the time I’m pretty certain it wasn’t meant maliciously and even if it was, what’s wrong with looking fancy I ask you?? It can have a tendency to make you feel a little awkward in your own skin, and as a result I tend to over think what I’m wearing sometimes. It most often happens when I’m planning an activity where I want to look nice but I know the occasion will be pretty casual, ad then I get myself in a right tizz wondering if my heels are too high or my skirt has a bit too much ‘pouff’.
Sometimes though, you just have to rise above it and wear what you damn well please, and that is exactly what happened here. I knew the restaurant we were going to for dinner in Edinburgh was not really a ‘fancy dress and red lips’ kind of a restaurant, but the fact is, I was on holiday and I wanted to dress up. So I did! And guess what? No-one paid the blindest bit of notice which just makes me realise I really shouldn’t care so much that someone might raise an eyebrow at my sequins on a weekday or my peep toes on a Saturday afternoon stroll. Clothes make me happy, and that is all that really matters.
It also meant I got the chance to wear this dress, of course, so you can’t really argue with that! I’ve had it for a while now but hadn’t really had an occasion to wear one, so I decided to just take it anyway regardless of how ‘fancy’ I might look. I’m absolutely in love with the bright colours of the embroidery and can think of a million other ways to wear it already! Most of them are a bit ‘fancy’, of course, but there is nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong at all – SO THERE!!