I got a text from my sister the other day,
Do young people wear pantyhose anymore? What about with a nice dress and dress shoes?
And my immediate response:
Do I look young to you?!?!
The things is, her message hit me like a ton of bricks that accidentally fell off the back of a truck. Pantyhose? I don’t KNOW if young people wear pantyhose! Wait a minute…why don’t I know?! My finger used to be securely on the pulse of fashion! And now I can’t even remember the last time I saw an US magazine! Much less Glamour! Or even got dressed up myself or *gasp* had a haircut! And then it hit me.
I am out of date.
Now wait just a minute, you say. And by you I mean those people who know and love me despite my caterpillar eyebrows. You’re there telling me I’m fun! I’m great! That I love Gossip Girl!
And so I think. YES! You’re right! Gossip Girl! Ok… what do they wear? Did I ever see pantyhose?? Hmmm… So I write back,
I know I see a lot of bright colored tights….
And she decides to go barelegged. Oh well. You win some you lose some. Just how did this happen anyway? I realized that most of my friends are married. Many of them have kids already or are well on their way, and my life just isn’t as dressy as it once was. I don’t go out dancing or even to an office where I need to ‘dress to impress’. It’s sad that I might just be out of weddings to attend for a good while and while it may be easy on my wallet, it sure would be nice to party with the grown ups.
It’s just another one of those things that I didn’t see coming. Most days I love my life exactly as I live it. And others I just feel plain left out. I think I need a makeover. Or maybe just a reason to wear pantyhose. Or not. I still don’t know the answer.