A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post about who knows what but in it the author included photos of her daughter in outfits that she had chosen for herself. There were the normal cute mismatch outfits and then there was one with her little girl wearing a tutu. It made me stop and wonder to myself, at what age do we feel too old to truly indulge in the fashion that we love? When do we become scared and hindered by what society deems to be “normal” and “acceptable” every day outfits? I realized that I was 27 years old and if I wanted to wear a tutu then by golly, I should wear a tutu!!! The same goes for all my crazy 80’s dresses I collect from Goodwill, if I love them and feel happy in them then that should be good enough for everyone else. I’ve taken that experience to heart and have decided to buy and wear what I love, even if everyone else thinks it should be hidden in a closet until Halloween. Just tonight, upon reading this thoughtful blog post (http://www.designformankind.com/2013/05/on-body-image-and-self-worth/) I decided to search Ebay for a tutu. A few mouse clicks and $8.00 later, I am now the proud new owner of a vintage black tutu! And I can’t wait to wear it!