May 27, 2020
photo by the beautiful + talented, Lexi Annis | @lexannis_12
Typically Zach is yelling at me to think before I speak and I am typically yelling back at him to mind his own business. This was one of those rare occasions that I had to choke out the words “you are right”.
Target was the last stop of the afternoon before heading home to find something to wear for the photoshoot we had booked for just a few hours later. Strolling through the aisle of sundresses, I decided that I wanted to wear something that maybe I typically wouldn’t. Maybe a little more sexy or edgy. As I was standing in the aisle looking at all of my options, I started to get pissed. Nothing was working for me. Most of these dresses had straps that I knew for a fact just would not work out- ladies, ya feel me right? Hem lines that were a little too long. Hem lines that were just way too short. I finally decided to just say what I had been feeling.
“I want to look different”.
Without even a beat he fires back “Well, that’s your problem. You need to be you”.
Yeah well, he wasn’t wrong. It was at that moment I decided that our couples never needed to feel this way. There shouldn’t be this unspoken pressure on “what to wear” because yes, of course this is your time to shine and feel absolutely radiant- but this is also your time to stay true to your roots so you can preserve who you are in this moment that you are living in.
In this case, my roots were a t-shirt dress and suede wedge pumps.
And yes we love a good earth tone, but I won’t be disappointed if you show up in a red midi from Lulu’s with a thigh split.