Okay, so Nerd Girl is not exactly a fashion/style maven. I mean yes, my clothes match most of the time, and I do iron, but I never have been an “it” girl with the latest everything. Just not the way I roll. I mean I just got a phone with a QWERTY keyboard (best thing ever!) and I buy my purses from TJ Maxx two or three years after they made their initial runway and new season appearances.
I do, however, enjoy reading magazines and perusing websites that seem to be dedicated to the pursuit of “it.” InStyle is a favorite!
Well, today I realized that not only am I not a fashion maven, I’m out! I like yellow gold, shimmery nail polish, and long pants. I am bucking the white gold/platinum, matte nail polish, capri pants trends that have been designated fresh! and current!
I got to thinking, when does bucking a trend and sticking to what you prefer cross the line and become downright ridiculous? What separates preference from played way the hell out? I mean what if the dude wearing the B.ill Cosby sweater, three rope chains and a Jheri Curl really and truly believes that his look is tight? That no matter what “they” come up with, he knows what looks good on him and what he likes? What about the woman you see at church who is still rocking a blue suit with blue stockings and blue pumps? She looked good in ’85 and no one can tell her she’s not doing the dang thang in ’09! OMG – what if someone is waiting for just the right moment in time to tell me that I need to step into the 21st century with my outdated jewelry, long pants wearing self???
Where is the line and how do you know when it has been crossed?
Are you rocking anything that’s considered out? Is it just me? Come on, head over to the comments section and ‘fess up. I’ve told you about my love of yellow gold, frosted nail polish and full length pants. And just to make the confession process a little easier for you, I’ll also cop to wearing a toe ring! Don’t leave me hanging…