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what I wore wednesday — #7

November 16, 2011

[Welcome to the latest installment of Chasing Maybes, a self-imposed challenge to live beyond my comfortable edges.  Join me on my experiential ramble through Trivial Pursuit categories.  While in November I’ll be chasing adventures related to arts and literature, today I take a brief digression and link up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday.  Devised as an accountability strategy to get stay-at-home and work-at-home mothers out of their yoga pants and into cute clothes, this project challenges my fear and loathing of self-portraits.  It is also a valuable lesson in perspective.]

I appreciate the value of the What I Wore Wednesday project — I promise I do.  I love clothes, and I love the fact that just getting dressed in the morning can be a valuable expression of creativity.  The concept of concocting interesting ensembles, day after day, intrigues me.

You know what I don’t love?  Taking pictures of myself.  That’s the rub of this whole thing, if you must know.  This week, in keeping with my chasing maybes theme, I captured some, ahem, artistic WIWW photos with my cell phone.

Photo 1:  My hand

Ring -- William Travis Jewelers, Chapel Hill, NC

Photo 2:  My feet

Shoes -- Payless from many moons ago

True, these photos don’t capture what I wore this week in its entirety, but I do wear the ring in Photo 1 (a tenth anniversary gift from my husband, created by the enormously talented Travis Kukovich at William Travis Jewelry) every day, and I have been wearing the leopard flats in Photo 2 (a Payless purchase from over five years ago) with embarrassing frequency.  Thus, these two photos summarize most of what I wore this week.  The space between, however, wasn’t captured on camera.  I am so lame. 

What was captured on camera, in addition to my shoes and my hand, was my deep-seated discomfort at being photographed.  Who better to document this uneasiness, I ask you, than the Department of Motor Vehicles?

I submit to you, dear readers, my new driver’s license picture:

Wow. Just... wow.

There’s not too much more to say here, really.  The abject terror evidenced in my eyes speaks volumes about my reluctant participation in What I Wore Wednesday.  Mug shot?  Driver’s license photo?  I guess you’ll have to take my word for it.

Today, I hope you did something that scared you just a little bit.  Thanks — always — for showing up.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. November 24, 2011 3:14 pm

    I really need to join in the What I Wore Wednesday Challenge…my yoga pants and tank tops are starting to look a bit tired….I think I just might have been inspired today 🙂


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