PollyAnna, rainbows, and unicorns…
Not at my house.
I was not that girl. I did not wear pastels never mind purple, green or orange. Nope. AND… you wouldn’t have found any lace, doilies or ginghams in my closet, never mind anywhere in my house.
I was that gold Lamé girl in the 80’s. The stilettos, blingy dress and BIG hair. My girlfriends and I… oh we turned it on! Always all dolled up when going into the city to dance the night away. We challenged each other to see who would be asked first to dance. And boy did we have fun! I remember one night we ended up in a limo on our way to the most glamorous party we’dever been to. Another time, I remember when we’d go to our favorite dance studio, the bouncer would say… “Here comes the Blonde Cloud.” It was true & a little bit funny.
Over the past 30 years I have changed drastically. I no longer own gold Lamé, sequence tops or hot pink suits. My closet and personality have tamed. I think as a result of me being more grounded in who I am, having more confidence, falling in love with my personality and ‘being with’ what I’ve got right here, I’ve mellowed out. I no longer need that kind of attention, have to be the leader of the pack nor be in charge of it all.
In my humble abode, I live in jeans, earth tones, simple lines, a lot of halters in the summer and big cozy sweaters in the winter. I still pull out an elegant look and heels for a night out, and when it’s all said and done…up goes the hair in a messy bun.
As for PolyAnna, Rainbows and Unicorns, they visit once in awhile and bring out a side of me I never used to let show. I gotta say…I am glad when they do.