Monday, August 16, 2010


Sometimes you know a dress is right for you the moment it settles on your frame. That's how I felt about the dress Katie bought me last week. That buying decision took about 39 seconds, which is all we had with Teagan screaming.

Katie was concerned that the simple black dress was not fancy enough for the wedding, but I had a plan: layers of pearl necklaces. Just before time to go on Saturday, I pulled six or seven pearl and pearl/crystal necklaces from a hanger and settled them around my neck. On a whim, I pulled one strand around to hang down my back rather than over my chest.

Katie looked at me and said, "You look weird."

"That's ok," I said. "I am weird."

All night long, friends and family and total strangers told me how fun and appealing my outfit was. Personally, I think the appeal was in not being afraid to be weird.


Deb Shucka said...

I couldn't agree more. I love weird, and you. It sure would be nice to see a picture of you in your beautiful weird glory.

Mercurious said...

Let's hear it for weird.

I hear it from my own kids often enough, myself. Once it was a source of some embarrassment; now just a matter-of-fact description.

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for weird!



kario said...

Love it! That you're not afraid to be 'weird' and that Katy isn't afraid to tell you what she thinks.

Hope you had a great time!

Amber said...

"You're only given a little spark of weird. Don't lose it."
-- robin williams


Steph said...

And this, is why I love you.

<3 Steph

Carrie Link said...

Weird is good! Weird is very good!

luckyzmom said...

Weird is a way of saying 'uniquely divine'. I have been accused of this myself.