A few weeks ago I mentioned over on my Facebook page that I was heading to my twenty year high school reunion and I posed the question about whether or not others have attended their reunion or intended on attending theirs in the future.
The mix of responses when speaking to people online and offline were interesting, with just as many saying that they would love to go to theirs, as those who weren't interested in attending theirs at all. High school is a tricky awkward time for all of us, I think this realisation only really comes full circle by attending a reunion when you realise we all had the same or similar issues. We were all awkward just trying to find our way in the world.
All things aside I was keen to attend my twenty year reunion, because quite simple why not. I am happy with myself, my journey, where I am in life, where I have been and where I am going. Back in high school I wasn't popular but more just one of those people who had friends in all the different groups and didn't belong to any of them. So in many ways I guess I've always danced to the beat of my own drum much as I do now.
So in getting ready to attend my reunion the "what to wear" questions played out in my head, and I opted to dance to the beat of my own drum rather than play it safe. Let's face if you're heading to a reunion everyone is going to be checking each other out and looking at one another and taking each other in and what twenty odd years have done. So as the great vintage lovelies say:
It's better to be looked at than overlooked!
1970s High Waisted Pants :: Vintage Wishes
Beads, Suspender, Bag :: op shopped
Plain white Tee and Heels :: Retail
Although you can't quite tell in this photo the white tee is rather light and to be a little cheeky with the whole look I also wore a leopard print bra under the white tee. Clearly I don't follow the white t-shirt law and how one should wear flesh coloured bras when wearing white.
I'm glad I went along as old friendships were reignited and new ones possibly started, and I must say I also walked away proud because I was able to say a big YES to achieving something I made a big statement about all the way back in high school (that some may have thought back then laughable).....but more about that in another post soon.
Labels: Personal Life, Personal Style