That Dude Looks Like a Lady

It’s time for another Bloggers Do it Better challenge from Kristina at Pretty Shiny Sparkly. And this time, it was an exercise in stepping way out of my comfort zone. I mean come on, a tie? All I can think about is the fourth grade, when I had a black and gold get-up complete with a vest and tie. And no, it wasn’t for a dance recital either—just your average school day.

Chambray Shirt: Old Navy (similar); vest: Old Navy (similar); jeans: Old Navy; tie: Pierre Cardin, Marshall's I think; pink Chuck Taylors: Converse

But, I figured that as long as I went in a completely different direction than that black and gold nightmare, I might give it a whirl. The only problem I had was finding a tie. Sure, I could have planned ahead and hit the thrift store, but instead I decided to try to find something around the house. That left two options: Aaron’s sad tie collection (1995 just called and wanted a few of those back) and the couple ties I had from my short stint as a server at an Italian restaurant. So, the pink tie from the latter pile won out. (If you look closely, you can probably see traces of marinara.)

Here are my final thoughts: Did I have fun with this challenge? Yes, yes I did. Will I ever wear this again? No. I admit I just didn’t feel comfortable; it felt a bit costume-y for me. But am I glad that I did it? Of course!

Song: Dude Looks Like a Lady by Aerosmith
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