One of my personal fashion blogger icons is not someone I see on many people's blogrolls, but that doesn't mean she isn't recognized by the media and fellow bloggers. She's one of handful that really inspired me to get into fashion and writing a blog about my exploration, and the thing is I've never actually talked to her one-on-one. I don't have the same style as her, but I admire her take on fashion and quite frankly, everything about her makes me smile. She's just delightful, and I thought it would be only fair to share her words of wisdom.
Meet Siri Thompson, writer of the lovely blog Ringo, Have a Banana!
Her latest post was just a kind thank you to all her readers out on the intarwebz, but what really struck a chord was her response to the comments thus far:
I guess maybe I've been humbled by the fact that I was the most awkward, self-conscious, nerdy, sad little girl for such a long time growing up. I used to wish I could wear the kind of things that I really wanted, but I was so uncomfortable drawing attention to myself that I always shrank back. But, over a long painful time, I realized that I COULD wear those things and do whatever the heck I wanted, I just had to have confidence in myself and look at things with a sense of humor. That's all it took (ha, simple enough, right?)I couldn't have said it better myself.
Anyways, most of all I believe that no one should ever take themselves so seriously that they can't laugh at something as ridiculous as fashion. I mean, come on! As much as I love it, I know it's all, really, just a big joke, and we're just weird fur-less animals running around trying to fool each other into thinking we're all terrible civilized!