June 26, 2010
Dresses and Ruffles and Skirts... OH MY!
Yea, it's true. I used to run from dresses and ruffles and skirts just like the famous trio ran from lions and tigers and bears. USED to. It is so. I've turned a corner in my life. I. Like. Dresses. and skirts. Scary huh? Those of you that know me at all, know that seeing me in a dress means I'm headed to a wedding, but not so anymore.
You see, in Ghana women usually wear skits/dresses. Not shorts. And since it's 128,798 degrees there, I started hunting for some skirts for my trip. Now, I wouldn't be shunned if I wore shorts there, it's just that it's a little more culturally acceptable to wear skirts/dresses... plus it's more comfortable. Let's just say it's Mother Nature's way of giving us girls a little more... um.. air flow.. on the extra hot, humid days.
So the first dresses I bought from the LOFT on clearance for $20 I fell in love with. I love the LOFT, just so ya know - so that helped. But these dresses were different. They are soft, flow-y, cotton, comfortable! It's crazy - I could actually be comfortable in a dress. Not self-conscious. Not restricted. So then I was on a mission to find more dresses/skirts for Ghana... but I have a confession. I've been wearing them already. Um. Almost every day. They're just so comfortable! To date, I've got 2 dresses and 3 skirts for Ghana.. and 1 dress just for here in the US... just because. :)
So there you have it. I've converted. I. Like. Dresses. And skirts.