Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Glam Girl

The other day, while at work, I had a dear friend say to  me, "You know, whenever I see you I think of Lucy... that episode where she's working in the candy factory... and she's shoving the chocolates in her mouth, and down her shirt, and in her hat!" watch clip here

 I think that was just about the nicest thing anyone had ever said to me. I truly appreciated it, as I love to leave that funny, goofy "feel-good" impression on people.

But, Lucy was more than just the comedienne of her time. She was beautiful, and glamorous.... a "Glam Girl"

She had it all... beauty, brains, and a funny bone!

I have always had an inner struggle with finding my identity. Who am I, really?  I am short, have always struggled with my weight, no physical attributes to really write home about. I'm goofy, outgoing, and always a tad bit over the top with my dramatic comedic flare, but what about me relays who I am to the world's eyes?

Earlier this month,I watched an episode of The Voice where a curvy young lady was dressed in the cutest 40's fashion and had the hair and make up to match. I was focused on her style more than I was her stature or her voice! And that is when I was hit with an epiphany of colossal proportion !

 I am a modern day gal with a "Glam Girl" stuck inside just screaming to be set free!

Quicker than you could say Vita Meata Vegamin, I started taking inventory of all things retro I had collected over the years; a beautiful pair of brown two-tone wing tip pumps, black patent leather pumps with  bow , sweaters with pearl buttons, scarves, jewelry  ... on and on the list goes and I  realized that I have been a closet retro junky all this time! I just never put it all together to create MY style !!!

Several hours of youtube tutorials and I am well on my way to perfecting my Glam Girl, Plus-Sized Pin-Up, Rockabilly look!!!

I love this picture. It's soft and dramatic tone. I actually feel beautiful and classy. 
Feeling coy and noting that all glam girls of the day seemed to be looking at the ceiling, probably thinking about the cob webs that need dusting.
It will take some time to get the "Betty Bangs" and "Victory Rolls"  to become as second nature to me as breathing . 

Feeling sassy and flirty in a Rockabilly  kinda way. Going to work on my "Rosie Riveter " look next ....

I am only one week into my new me, but I am already feeling more confident. There is a spring in my step... a sense of "sassiness" that only comes from confidence in being who you are. Everywhere I go I notice people look and smile...some looks of appreciation for my individuality, some looks of concern as though I've escaped from a mental ward, while I suspect others are trying to figure out they can sneak a camera phone opportunity to submit me to peopleofwalmart.com

But, this is who I am... comfortable in my own skin (and my black and white polka dot dress) for the first time in eons.

Yes, I'm a little unconventional in this yuppie town I live in, but appreciate me for who I am or keep walking, Bub!

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