There's really nothing that can go wrong when one has a song from The Sound of Music in one's head. (Yes, my inner Jenni spins around on mountaintops, singing to the skies. My inner Jenni also swings a guitar case madly about while belting out that I have confidence in confidence alone.)
This week, my school has been celebrating Teen Issues Week. And, as culmination of this event, today's theme was "Killer Confidence" and we were invited to wear things that made us feel confident.
I started thinking: what on earth would I have worn in high school to feel confident? Can I even remember a time I felt confident in high school? I remember a few favorite outfits I had, but did those inspire confidence?
There's something we could say about the art of dressing that has sociological implications. Makeup, accessories, clothing--each acts as armor and mask. Each acts as mirror and magnifying glass. The superficial at once hides and draws attention to us.
So what did I wear today to embody "Killer Confidence?"
Typical Jenni: black dress, black cardigan, blingy jewelry, and leopard peep-toe pumps. And eye makeup. Some really great eye makeup.
Actually, dear friends, I wore those peep-toes for about an hour. Then I changed into my trusty gold flats. I might be less confident, but I'm not stupid. Two sets of stairs, slippery tile floors, three classes to teach today: let's just say I'd tread more confidently (during the rush of passing period) in gilded flats.
What do you wear to feel confident?