Thursday, July 16, 2009

Nicest Girl in the Room

Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and everything feels as though its clicked into place? As if you're comfortable in your own skin, can just let yourself be, and are able to move through your day without a care in the world? Today was one of those days for me. Despite the heat (it was the first truly warm day of the year here), despite the fact that I had to take care of some school paperwork in administrative offices...everything was right with the world.

It was especially strange though because I've been feeling restless and agitated for the past week or so. Every once in a blue moon I get into a funk (as my mother would call it) and feel a bit surly, a little tired of always having to be the nice young lady with the pleasant manners who understands other people's social foibles. Well, sometimes its liberating to feel like one doesn't have to be the nicest girl in the room.

Whenever I find myself in this state, it reminds me of a story that my husband told me about a good friend of his named Kurt whom he's known since the age of four. One day Dan, Kurt and their other elementary school friends were sitting around the lunch table. All of the sudden out of nowhere, Kurt pounded his little fist on the table and with a frustrated, determined, and not a little bit disgusted look on his face declared: "I'm sick and tired of being a nice little boy!" Then and there he decided that he was going to join the mob and be bad. Its even funnier because Dan swears that Kurt (one of the most serious, intelligent people I've ever met) never got older, he just grew I can just imagine his determination and the others' astonishment:) 

Now, I have no nefarious plans in store and have only resorted to listening to more Nellie Mckay, smiling a little less at passing strangers and practicing more yoga in hopes of bringing myself out of the temporary funk. I think today was the day, and so as I set out into the world devoid of frustration, I decided to wear the romper that's been sitting in my closet and that I've been trying to decide if I should take back (although its probably far too late for that now:) I'm glad I kept it!

(Please click on any of the pictures if you wish to enlarge them:)

Romper: F21
Shoes: Target
Purse: Thrifted


  1. I love the romper on you! So cute! And the pops of color. I have to be extra nice at work all of the time so some days I want to stand on a bookshelf and yell.

  2. Rompers were made for svelte gals like you, thats for sure. Boy I love those ruby slippers!

  3. Oh I know what you mean, we all have days or a week like that .... then back to normal.

    Your purse is gorgeous, and so are you in the romper. Love your hair down a little, looks like a bit of attitude going on girl!!xx

  4. I think we have similar jobs- being the nice girl in the room- I am librarian! Funny! There are lots of us bibliophiles out in blogspace.

  5. Love the colour-mix here, cute little romper!

  6. love LOVE your color details. that romper is badass, and would make me think twice about asking you for the time (or a cigarette)... glad the funk has lifted, happy weekend!
    xo s

  7. Cute romper - love the red and green colors. I hope you feel better.

  8. I love the romper, the shoes and the story of little Kurt and the day he decided to be bad :) I can relate!

    Btw, hope you don't mind but I sent you a tag today...

  9. That romper is cute!
    I always tend to be the quietest person in the room...nicely done on breaking out of the "nice" mold. :)

  10. Your outfit is so nice! I love the green bag as well! :)
    I know exactly how you feel, people think because a person is nice and smiley, they never get annoyed and they do! Haha! I feel a bit like that today; probably because I'm tired and am feeling ratty because of it but you know :)

    Love Kirsty .x.

  11. I left you a little something on my blog because I think you are creative!

  12. i hope your stride keeps up!
    i love that green with the red.

  13. love this outfit. the shoes are great!

    that story about kurt was fabulous. i know what you mean. i am small and have blonde hair, and i guess have an "innocent" look, and everyone is surprised when i swear, am sarcastic or say something wild. who knows. :/

    i found your blog through your chictopia page, and i really enjoy it. i'm a new follower now!

    the little violet dress


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