I’m proud of myself. Truly, I am. I’m learning to step outside the box a little more now that I’m in my 30’s …at least where fashion is concerned. I went through a period for a couple of years where I was pretty much wearing the same style day after day.
Now, I’m embracing new fashions and it’s setting me free. In fact, I find it inspires me in a sense. In 2011 I really took some chances which lead me to a really great find for 2012 (but more on that in a minute).
The Leopard Leotard. For my first step outside the box, I didn’t take a baby step, I took a God damn flying leap and it felt marvolous! Animal print, especially on a leotard was…liberating.
Going Green. In this day and age everyone strives to be more green. Perhaps this was taking it a bit to literal, but I hope my message of conservation came across. I couldn’t tell because I was having a hard time seeing or breathing in this thing:
Getting trendy. By the Fall, I decided that I shouldn’t knock it until I tried it. So for the first time I tried on a poncho…I didn’t read the tag, but it appeared to have been made from buffalo hide and rabbit fur. It smelled like buffalo ass, but my trendy friends said I look fabulous.
The Missoni Bandwagon. It seems like everyone had to have something from the Target Missoni clothing line, but was I willing to camp outside or fight a fellow soccer Mom over it? Maybe I did and maybe I didn’t. Maybe this is something my great aunt, a Franciscan Nun, knit back in 1976. I’ll never tell.
As Seen on TV. Keeping with my don’t knock it until you try it, I even purchased a Forever Lazy. Not only did I buy one and get one free, in addition to two pairs of matching fleece socks, but I feel much better about still being able to knock it…I gave it the old college try, and it was every bit as ridiculous as I thought it would be which is a shame really, because the name made it sound pretty appealing.
Full Circle. I ended the year, just as I began it, in the Leopard Leotard. This time, to keep with the festive holiday season, I even added a leopard trimmed Santa hat and a tutu. You’re welcome….
I didn’t want to do the same old thing for 2012. It’s a new year, and I wanted to continue to grow fashionably. This can be challenging even to someone accustomed to taking chances when it comes to clothing. So I turned to the place I usually go when I have a question that needs answering…Google.
Dear Google: What is worse than my leopard leotard?
And just as it always does, Google delivered. And just as it always seems to do, this new clothing has inspired me. I’m currently in production for my next workout video. This one has to do with staying motivated. I hope it doesn’t disappoint.
What didn’t disappoint was Google’s answer to my problem. Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Unitard:
So I hope I haven’t stepped too far outside the fashion box because I’ll be honest. Unitards are way more fun than I thought they’d be. I hope you’ll stay tuned for where I’ll be sporting this pink wonder suit next.
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