This was one of those, “If I don’t wear it now, I probably won’t get another opportunity this year, so even although I know I’m going to feel over-dressed, I’m totally going to wear it anyway” kind of situations.
We’ve all been there, haven’t we?
(Er, please tell me we’ve all been there, and it’s not just me who gets totally over-dressed for dinner sometime? Actually, on second thoughts, maybe just let me continue with my delusion: I’m happier that way…)
As it turned out, though, I didn’t just feel over-dressed when we were taking these: I felt totally stupid, too, because just as I got into position, ready to strike a pose for the camera, an entire class/club of schoolchildren all appeared and filed right past where I was standing. Seriously, there were at least 20 of them, all walking two-by-two, and with a teacher/other adult at the back, shepherding them along, and yelling “STAY WITH YOUR PARTNERS, CHILDREN! AND MIND THE FASHION BLOGGER!”
OK, she didn’t actually say that. In fact, I’m hoping she didn’t even see me, because, the fact is, school age children still scare the bejesus out of me, so as soon as I saw them coming, I ran and hid in the car, leaving Terry standing there pretending to adjust the settings on the camera. Do you ever get over that, I wonder? The “being afraid of gangs of children, even more so if they’re teenagers?” Because I never have – and while I understand why I was afraid of gangs of kids/teens when I WAS one, you’d think the fact that I can’t even remember the last time a child/teenager (other than the ones I actually know, obviously) even acknowledged my existence, would have allowed me to dial down the terror level somewhat, huh?
Apparently not, though, because I hid in the car until they’d gone, but by that point, so had my fashion-blogger mojo, so we ended up with just one vaguely usable photo with which to commemorate the wearing of That Zara Dress.
Still: at least I’ll always have the memories, huh? And so will class 3B, from the local primary school. GOD.
Zara dress (love this one)
Michael Kors handbag* via Shopbop