Let’s be honest, I’ve never been a cool girl. I’ve always had a touch of dorkiness in me and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Super cool “cool girls” used to intimidate me, until I realized, as an adult, that they can be just as insecure and vulnerable as the rest of us. That was one of those big lessons from my 20s was like a giant lightbulb going off.
I remember reading somewhere that when you get in an elevator with another person and feel awkward, just remember that the other person is feeling that too. And I think that works as an analogy for the cool kids in school. Although they may have cooler clothes or be better in sports, they feel the same things that you’re feeling.
Ok enough of my mom talk for you young readers out there today.
Two summers ago, all the cool girls were wearing bandanas like this one tied around their necks so, naturally, I’m two years late to the game. And then I paired it with a high waisted gingham skirt, figures! Like I said, a touch of dorkiness… PS if you get this skirt, or anything from this brand, be sure to size down as it runs large.
So were you a cool girl or a not-so-cool girl in high school?
Photos by Julia D’Agostino.