This holiday season is all about parties, cookies, socializing, going out of my comfort zone and trying things (specifically speaking, foods/beverages) that I wouldn’t normally do. And so far, so good. Last night at one of the many parties (yeah I’m not a party person, so two in one week is a lot for me!) the Mr. and I attended, I met a fellow area blogger. I told her how I dabble on a blog here and there, nothing fancy. She got all excited and started encouraging me. Who knew. Here I was, boring me, and there she was saying “You have to start somewhere!”
I told her I write about life and the idiotic decisions I make. She suggested that is great. Is it? I think my life is absolutely hysterical, so why not?
Want to hear a funny story of how this outfit for a party came about? Of course you do cause I don’t know how to dress myself and have relied on my students (fashion design majors) to dress me). I panicked Wednesday morning. I dread parties. Like “I’d rather hide under a rock and never ever be seen again” dread. So I just threw anything into my bag for work since the party was at 6, at the school dining hall. I figured I’d just stay through, use that 5-6pm time to do my hair. Of course, that’s totally normal, right?
I panicked. I forgot my makeup. And earrings. And scarf. Thankfully I’m a “leave it in my office” kind of girl. I cleaned out my desk (double win) and found enough makeup to make myself look passable, the earrings below (from a student who brought them back from her trip to Bangladesh) and my scarf was on the back of my chair. So I was like “Okay, I think I can make this work, right?”
So I didn’t know what I was doing. (Do I ever?) I tried to put the outfit together. Literally, tried so hard. The makeup defeat slowed me down. I didn’t feel right. I texted a selfie (my first real attempt) to a student/blogger. She critiqued. Was impressed. She even told me to wear my scarf this way instead of looping it through. She was pleased. The selfie attempt was not as successful as I wanted, but first…
Great Success! At least, I was told. I tried, and apparently I succeeded. And this post would not have been made possible if it wasn’t for the power of the selfie, the texting, and the cleaning out of my desk/office to find enough items to put together to look passable for a holiday party. The Mr. was quite impressed, he was also impressed with the amount of cleaning I had accomplished within that hour of time…If only I can get that done at home…
After last night’s party, I was given blogging tips. Like to just go ahead and do it, link similar items up to what I am wearing, and just make friends and have fun. If I am not having fun, then this whole thing is not worth it. So BAM! We’re in business again. I’m going to have fun again. And I think I am going to like this thing. For the ultimate selfie, I managed to snap a face shot on Instagram.
Happy Friday to you all! Enjoy your weekend. See you throughout the holiday!