Last month, Lisa of Lala Faux Bois wore this dress on her blog, and I immediately fell in love with it. Even more than the dress, however, I really took interest what she wrote about dressing your age and following fashion rules. As someone who always gets mistaken for someone younger (I'm 22, but I've been told that I look like I'm 16), her words resonated with me. I sometimes wonder if people would mistake me for someone younger if I didn't wear so many Peter Pan collars and florals, Of course, that way of thinking is ridiculous, as Lisa pointed out her post. While it's difficult not to get a little upset whenever someone makes a comment about how young I look (if only because I fear that it'll hurt me in my professional and romantic lives), I try to remind myself that it's more important to embrace my personal style and wear things that make me feel good. If those things happen to be collared dresses and cardigans every day, then so be it. So even though there was a new girl at work on Saturday who chose not to hide the fact that she was shocked when she found out that I wasn't 15 and had graduated from college already, and even though that made me feel like crap, I still came home and put on this outfit. Because this dress is great, and the collar is darling. Take that, insecurities!
As for the diary portion of this post, there's not much new going on with me. I had some fun with friends last week, like getting coffee with my friend Jon and getting a group of us together to grab drinks with our old high school drama teacher, and I did go to a Harmontown taping with Whitney on Sunday. Other than that, it's been too much TV as usual. I'm starting to get antsy without a full-time job, and I can't help but feel pretty down as I keep getting rejected from jobs I know I would succeed at. It's all a matter of time, I suppose.
I should have a pop culture post up this week or next, but I will say that I caught up on HBO's "The Comeback" right as it came back (pun intended) for its second season. Why did no one ever tell me how great that show is? I can't get over how incredible Lisa Kudrow is in it, and I'm so thankful that HBO resurrected it nine years later so I can enjoy more of it.
Dress: Borrowed from Lisa
Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens
Ring: Make Pie Not War