Monday, October 25, 2010
It was winter.
A friend and I were running from the warm car down a street to a party.
She was only wearing a knee length skirt and was chattering because she was so cold.
Why are you only wearing a skirt then? I ask.
It's my goal.
Its your goal?
Yes. I will only wear skirts or dresses.
Ummm thats great but why?
Because its more feminine. It's been a long process but essentially remember Sister Nadauld (I think) a few years ago said "we have enough tough women of the world - we need women who are soft". I am an independent, strong willed, opininated woman and ultimately wearing a dress/skirt assists me in behaving more feminine.Femininity is cultivating the nature that a woman is born with and when a woman is feminine she is her most effective. I want to be at my most effective.
Ok. Your brave I say. I'd never do it. ( I do love me some jeans and shorts)
But your married she said. I am not. There you go. Another reason.
hhmmmm *thinking* I must admit the Mr does prefer me in dresses/skirts. *wink wink*
There you go. Just proved my point she said.
When you're pregnant and can only wear stretchy dresses, you can't wait to be rid of them.
If I ever see that black/floral/knit/insert stretchy dress description again it will be too soon!
Oh and then you breastfeed for 14 months and think... If I ever have to wear a feeding friendly shirt again.. it will be too soon.
Anyway all this to say I'm embracing the dress.
I'm collecting enough dresses so I can wear them on a daily basis.
Nothing in my way now!
All inspiration from a deep thinking friend. A friend who went all winter in a skirt!
and of course, the Mr won't mind at all ;)
and yes. I've even ridden the bike twice in a dress this week! Don't worry no flashing. Bike pants under :)