Can you believe that I almost got rid of this shirt last year? In my defence, it was a little bit snug at the time, and I’d really rather not deal with sausage casing arm syndrome if I can help it. But, now, it fits again! Hurrah! This is, indeed, a wonderful thing because the print is lovely, and the red-blue colour combo is my jam.
Other people feel the same, judging by how much love this outfit got on Instagram. Posting OOTD photos on social media is an interesting experience; it can be hard to predict which outfits will make the biggest impact – sometimes I guess right, and sometimes … not so much. And then, of course, it’s interesting to observe how the public reaction (or lack thereof) changes (or not) my own feelings about an outfit. Outside of social media, we don’t usually get such immediate feedback on what we wear, so it’s easy to go about our business without feeling compelled to second guess our sartorial choices. Ultimately, I guess it’s fair to say that I’m sufficiently comfortable with my choices to willingly put my photos on the Internet for public commentary … but it’s an interesting experience, nonetheless.