Friday, May 25, 2012

The woman I wanted to be?

When I was still studying, I often dreamed of myself as a successful woman who possesses the intellect and the elegance in my everyday attire. I was too ambitious and I failed to realize that somehow, the woman I wanted to be only exists in those famous Hollywood films.

Today, I admit that I never became the woman I envisioned years ago. My success is so far limited as a rank and file employee, humble educator and a struggling freelance writer / researcher.  As of dressing up with style and substance, I'm way far from such dream. For one thing, I wear a dull office uniform everyday to work. It's only during Fridays when we are allowed to wear our own clothes. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to "power dress" I would surely earn those glances and murmurs as soon as I register my attendance in our biometric machine. The "norm imposed" Friday clothes in our workplace are jeans, blouse or a polo shirt. If you go beyond that, you are considered as a stupid alien thrown away on planet Earth. But if I were really to choose, this is the way I wanted to dress



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As much as I wanted to wear this, I can't. Why?
1. I will surely be tagged as a pathetic attention seeker.
2. I don't wear heels. You see, the nicest outfit would always match with those towering heels.
3. I commute to work and those dresses are not meant for riding the jeepney and the crowded train.
4. I have huge logs.. I mean legs :) Skirts would just emphasize the muscles I have grown from walking,  running and standing and finally..
5. It's not just me. I have always been a lousy and carefree member of the female populace. I was never born with poise and style. I walk as fast as I could. I carry huge shoulder bags enough to house all my necessities. I don't have the time and patience to dress up myself.

But sometimes, the female hormones in me wanted to have my own elegant moment as best depicted in Anne Hathaway's film



I have a confession to make. Whenever I feel fat, ugly and grouchy, I usually play this song in my iPod and walk pretending I'm Andrea of The Devil Wears Prada.

12 comments :

  1. I definitely disagree. You would NOT look like a pathetic attention seeker! There is nothing wrong with wanting to dress up and feel beautiful :) But I am usually in my husband's basketball shorts sooooo I can't say much on this subject, ha ha!

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  2. You go girl...for the comfort. Don't we all have more energy when we're comfortable? Way back in my corporate days, many moons ago, I used to wear the highest of heels every day. I can't even imagine spending three minutes in them now.

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  3. you should try heels.nung una ayaw ko din ng heels kasi hindi ako sanay..masarap pala yung feeling! and you'll look more corporate and lady-like!

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  4. Maybe you should try dressing up at least once. Para maiba naman dba! :) And para marelive mo yung scene ni Anne Hathaway! Hihi

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  5. To get it out of your system, I think it would be fun to dress up once a month and go somewhere swank. Maybe a museum? A really posh lunch place? Wear your usual low heeled shoes but in a matching color to the outfit.

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  6. I miss my "long legged legs" (as coined by MMarquez :P) tuloy pagbasa nito.. Nagkamuscles na din binti ko dahil sa matinding lakaran dito so muka na silang baseball bat. :(

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  7. Even if you don't dress up as you had envisioned, you could still try dressing up a bit without going all out. Maybe just throw on a cute skirt and a strand of pearls! I don't think your co-workers would think you are crazy for that!

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  8. I like your style much better! You always wear cute outfits and your shoes are perfect! I like your handbags, too! Enjoy being young and have fun!

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  9. I love the first dress! You're not alone on this sentiments, Diane. It might be fun if we set a date sometime and we could all go in this dress code, haha. :) Besides, it would a great chance to catch up too.

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    1. Uy nice idea! Pwede :) try nga natin

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  10. At my first job, power dressing was the norm. Blazers, suits, heels, bags. I even had one of those small attache cases that looks nice but was too much effort to open and close. Anyway, eto lang masasabi ko... it was uncomfortable and it was MAGASTOS. I commute to work and my heels always break within a few months. In retrospect, I had no idea how I was able to afford to buy clothes given our salary back then (credit card galore siguro). Now, when looking for a new job opportunity, I only pick those that specify that they do not have a dress code ;) It's jeans and t-shirt for me, forever and always.

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