Tuesday, March 22

A Broad Letter to My Shoulders


      Dear S,
                I really like you.  In fact, I'm quite attached to you.  I would feel as though I were betraying you if I asked you to change.  You are truly important to me.  If it weren't for you, I would not be able to stand up straight and hold my head high.  If it weren't for you, I would not be able to be there for other's to lean on for support.  If it weren't for you, I wouldn't have been able to do all of those cheerleading stunts when I was in high school.  If it weren't for you, who would have helped me to shoulder the burdens that go along with being a mommy, wifey, and "Miss" (i.e. teacher)?  I need you S.
             But if you don't mind, may I please ask one teensy-weensy favor?  You see this dress that I wore today?  Well, I really like the outfit that I put together (I especially love the belt), but I would really love to wear this dress without the cardigan.  You know how people say that "the mirror has two faces"?  Well, I think my mirrors are just two-faced.  I tried to style the dress with some slight changes for a different look, and while I preened in front of the mirror, I kind of liked the altered look, too.
       But then I looked at the pictures and couldn't see anything but you.  As much as we've been through together, I think it's a little inconsiderate of you to force me to wear this dress again with a cardigan.  Spring is here.  Summer is around the corner.  And I want to wear spaghetti straps out in public da**it!!!  I mean, you seem to get along fairly well with my sleeveless tops, but I can't imagine what the pictures will say if I wore a halter or strapless top (I'm sure the mirrors would lie, though).  Can you help me with that please?  Can you just, I don't know, minimize your appearance if/when I try to wear those items?  But please don't take that personally.  You are still a huge part of my being. 
     Thank you, S.  I appreciate you allowing me to share my feelings with you.  After all, if the only thing that comes out of this is that from now on I have to continue to wear cardigans over spaghetti-strapped tops and dresses, well, so be it.  I'll live with that.  At least you and I will still have each other's shoulders to cry on.  Well, sort of.


Here are a few more pics where S and I were actually getting along:

the details:
Cardigan - Old Navy (2006?)
Silk Dress w/double drawstring waist - Gap (Summer 2010)
Belt - Forever21 (recent purchase for $5.99)
Shoes - Vince Camuto "Neven" (Dillard's 2011)


  1. lol I think your shoulders look fine! And I love those nude shoes. I think I'm developing a bit of a love affair with shoes since starting blogging.

  2. I have to honestly say that your shoulders don't look broad to me! If they bother you though, just remember how tiny they make your waist look in comparison ;) Cute outfit btw, so summery!

  3. I love those shoes! They look like a pair @ j crew I've been coveting...
    And, you have lovely shoulders! But I know how we can become the biggest self-critics of the quirkiest things!