Last Updated on 2018-10-31 by Linda
This was my great debate over the weekend. OK I am not solving World Peace her people I post daily outfits so the dilemma was real. Do I stay true and show you my attempted outfit post from last week or do I bury it forever.
Last Wednesday I actually got up, showered and dressed for an hour at the office. This is a real life outfit honest. I understand this may not seem like my normal office attire but it was only for an hour. Dressing for an unknown dental procedure had me spooked so I went the comfort route. I really like how the outfit came together, the actual outfit pictures well…..that is not a “tongue in cheek” look that is the swelling in my jaw.
You read a lot of posts, articles and stories about freedom as you age. People state all the time as you get older you care less. Apparently you get more comfortable with the inner you. The rules of what to wear and how to look become less rigid and restrictive.
Small truth for you know, I may spout that jargon a lot. Shouting from the rooftops that rules be damned, I don’;t care about societal norms but in real truth I am vain as heck. I do actually care what people think and say just not as much as twenty years ago.
A swollen face was still slightly crippling ( and I am not saying that to negate real serious health issues and affects) The appearance of my face under the effects of the infection did impact me socially. I did not want to be seen. Truly I was in intense pain and discomfort but I would be lying if I said I didn’t care how I looked.
Aging vs …..
There is a difference folks, every wrinkle I have I earned tells a life story. My freckles are part of me and how I live. The extra pounds are a result of great food and wine. The temporary disfigurement of my face on the other hand totally affected me in a way I had not felt for a long time. Plus this whole week gets to the route of how I avoided the potential loss of a tooth because of vanity.
Darn it, just when I am ready to embrace the who I am and where I am I get sidelined by the selfish vanity. Guess no matter the age we still have some growing up to do.
In an attempt to move past who I have been I am staying somewhat bold and sharing my pictures.
Don’t take the grimace personally, after two attempts at smiling my face hurt too much. The pain was real and so is the outfit. Seemed fitting to go with a window”pain” pant don’t you agree?
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