You know that saying: "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have"? Well, this post is about dressing for the mood you want, not the mood you have. On the inside, I am sad, angry, and fatigued after the events in Ferguson and at the persistent devaluation and dehumanization of black and brown lives, but on the outside, I'm a flamenco dancer on casual Friday.
On their site, Reformation styled the skirt with a crop top and it's all very sexy. Of course I look at it and think all it needs is a pair of low tops and a t-shirt. I'm looking forward to wearing it into Fall with oversized sweaters and ankle boots.
There's nothing sad, angry, or fatigued about a fringed skirt. A fringed skirt is joyful and kinetic (and happens to be on trend this season). A fringe skirt demands a twirl. And for a minute I think maybe, just maybe, if I twirl enough, this topsy turvy world will turn right side up. But then the spinning stops, and all is as it was, all is as it was designed to be. So, I take a little joy in demanding the right to just be and the space to twirl, in the middle of the street, on the sidewalk.
And then I get back to work.