This is me, you might think I don't match, but I think I do.
For EMBRACE YOUR FACE FRIDAY I am choosing to talk about being teased for the way I dress/ed.
Growing up I never liked what a lot of other girls seemed to like. My sister was always the one "on trend" and I seemed to be pulled to wear different stuff.
I loved different era's, and I couldn't figure out why and it was actually confusing, because I started to get teased for it.
I liked "used" clothes, furniture, jewelry, shoes, tablecloths, and purses ever since I can remember. My favorite places were antique stores and thrift stores (when they weren't cool).
One of the things I was teased a lot about was that my clothes stunk. I know it was because I was always buying used-- the armpits were less than desirable. LOL.
I had difficulty getting the smell out. I'm sure the teasing was meant to be light heart-ed, but we all know what light heart-ed teasing can do. But I just never wanted to wear new clothes. I ended up getting in the trap of caring what people thought, and about 6 years ago started buying new clothes. Now I'm sick of them!
Along with wearing used clothing I wore/wear a lot of skirts and dresses. This too caused attention. And it's interesting, because a few of my daughter's friends (they are 17) wear dresses and skirts ALL THE TIME, and now THEY are being teased!
I think the world still just isn't use to something that isn't status quo. I think people get intimidated by something different, or something they don't understand, and their first response is to tease, or comment negatively. Like wearing a dress or skirt could have ANY negative aspects.
I encourage those girls at my daughter's school to keep wearin what you're wearin no matter what. And I promise that I too will EMBRACE what I FEEL GOOD WEARING, even if I get looked at oddly or made fun of. I know I'm being true to myself, and doing what I feel comfortable and confident wearing.