I Rock A Lot of Polka Dots

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Can we talk about how relevant this quote is? There are so many times, especially in London where everyone looks serious on the streets and wears neutrals, that I feel like if I wear what I want to wear, or act how I want to act, I won't be taken seriously.

For instance, I have a Lilly Pulitzer planner, stickers and all. At home, no biggie, lots of girls have them. I can't tell you how many times I've gotten snickers and snide comments about being a 5-year old here when I take it out of my bag. So what? I like to put stickers on important dates. I like my colored pens.

I'm worried that when I graduate and get into the real world people are going to pressure me into wearing blacks and neutrals all day. Like, it's a legitimate concern. I don't hate black or navy, but if I have a lavender skirt and it's springtime, sorry black pencil skirt, you're going to spend some time in the closet.

And I'm not changing to an adult-y planner. I like my Lilly.

I know I'll have to grow up to a certain extent (aka, do taxes, call people when I need to talk instead of text, make dentist appointments, etc.), but I'm still young. I'm allowed to like glitter and wear my hot pink duck boots when it's cold outside.

I like singing to myself. I often talk in weird voices for no reason.
Side note: once my sister and I went a whole day talking to each other in only Australian accents.

I would pay a million dollars to anyone who creates glitter that doesn't get everywhere when you use/wear it.
At home, I talk to my cat more every day than I talk to most people.

Does anyone else feel this way? I'm ready to put on my pink polka dot scarf and go get a cupcake.

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  1. Don't even worry about it!! At the end of the day, being yourself with get you to a place where you will feel comfortable acting like it. If your future employer doesn't like the way you dress, then chances are you won't fit into the companies culture at all and would rather be somewhere else. You will end up exactly where you belong with people who accept you for who you are, polka dots and Lilly and all ;)


  2. yes, yes, yes! We are girls and we are feminine and it's just part of who we are. Personally, I like girls who wear colors and smile and laugh and enjoy life a whole lot more than girls who wear all black and smoke and pretend to be aloof. keep being you!!

  3. Welcome to England, where liking pink is something to be ashamed of!
    I am literally known as 'that one preppy girl' by the people who don't know me at college and half my wardrobe is basically labelled up as 'do not wear to school' because I'll be judged for wearing polka dots! When I got my pencil case out on the first day of term there was not one person who didn't comment that there was a glittery monogram on it in the same voice you'd use if I put a baby elephant on the desk!
    I swear sometimes it's so difficult to be yourself in an academic or business pressured environment (especially in England! When I was in America everyone was wearing riding boots and carrying a Longchamp, yet they're 'Amy things' at my school!) but it's so important to be ourselves!
    I like using a pink highlighter! And I will use a glittery gold pen to write important dates in my agenda if I want to, thank you very much!

    xo Amy