Do you ever walk down the street and either feel or see people judging you silently? I was walking harmlessly and actually saw and heard a mother whisper to her daughter “Look at the girl coming this way”, in a letsmakefunofher way. I looked at her and smiled widely. The exact same thing happened later at Zara, when a woman literally turned her head 180 degrees to look at me from head to toe. Twice. I smiled at her, as well. I love smiling at these people. Mostly cause I seem creepy and they look away feeling embarrassed. And let me tell you, what got them into being so nosy was my socks/shoes combo. Again.
So, Barbie called and asked for her outfit. Ha ha. But really though, this time of the year is a carnival period for my country and I thought it would be fine if I stepped out like this. I must say I received many compliments or just plain comments on my tights, like when an older man said “all I know is that the stars have come out with the daylight” (omg really tho?!) or when two other guys told me I’m shining… Okay thank you but I’m not that good with receiving guys’ compliments. It’s taken me a very long time to get used to them and I sometimes can’t handle my feminist side and end up considering every guy that whistles at me a cat-calling misogynist (yo I know I’m really trying to change that ok). But apart from that, I do appreciate a nice or even better original compliment. Because that’s what we lack; originality.