What I wore today.

Every Tom, Dick and Harry has a blog these days. (I like to think of myself as a “Dick” I joined in the middle, before it was THIS massively popular. Or maybe it was, I just never took notice. But I am a Dick, never the less)

I have said this before and I will say it again, I do not care much for “Beauty Bloggers”. But I am not saying they do not have a place in the blogging world. They do, some get inspiration from them; some stalk them as girl-crushes. Let them be.

Lately it has become the biggest fashion to post a “Outfit Of The Day” post. Some pull this off seamlessly. Well taken photographs, professional (well it looks like it) make-up. And always a new location. Not your moms driveway. Where you see the barbed wire and the Trellidor safety gate in the back.  Now I know someone will comment on this and be all “don’t look at it if you don’t like it” Shush you. I look at some links shared 1.) to support the person in a page view or two. Because most of these ladies are nice, good, humans. 2.) in the hopes that someone will type something relevant or caption the photos in a witty way.

I looked at a few “OOTD” posts last week and saw pretty girls and talented writes posing on the stoep because their blogger friend did it and got an invite to an event, so if not why not right? So I am joining the craze.

Here is what I wore today.



I know nothing about clothes.  I’m the girl that wears what she wants and likes and has always gotten by that way. I am no feminist. If you have it honey, flaunt it. But I wear more than cheap or expensive pieces of cloth or leather every day.

I wore happiness – God there are SO many things I get to smile about every single day.

I wore a smile – I hear it’s a girls best accessory

I wore problems – Some days they seem to wrap tighter and tighter around my neck. Then it occurs to me I have the power to take them off and not let it ruin my summery outfit.

I wore beauty – I believe all humans have beauty. Wear it on your sleeve. Show the world.

I wore vanity – We all do. We all make snide comments and boast for no reason. I wear my vanity on my sleeve. Simply because hidden, tucked away vanity is worse.

I wore shame – Around my waist. Because I am ashamed of my waist line.

I wore pride – I wear my pride where everyone can see it because I have so much to be proud of. My work, my achievements but also the pride in the people I have around me. Friends who are doing great things, making good decisions and getting great things done. I am proud of them.

I wore ambition – I sprits a little extra ambition on every morning. People are attracted to it. Try it some time.

I wore confidence – If you wear a black bag with confidence you might be sweaty, but no one will think twice. In fact, you might even get complimented on how good you look.

I wore heartbreak – 100 little things manage to creep into your heart every day every now and then one leaves. Leaving behind a little hole.  We all wear heartbreak. Some only a few days a year. Other have it as a fashion staple.

I wore the world – the weight of the world on my shoulders does not make for a great accessory, but having all the opportunities in the world sure does. Its heavy to carry, but worth the work out. I promise.

I wore love – Love for everything from finding the perfect song to start the day to waking up next to the right guy. Love is that miracle hair spray that makes you look like a million bucks. And it’s free. Wear love, it looks good on everyone.


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  • lisa

    Wow, LOVE this post!!!! Brilliant and so well thought out. You definitely have a gift! Especially liked the ones about problems, heartache and the world because of the way you turn them into good traits. 🙂

    August 25, 2014 - 2:22 pm Reply
  • Gaelyn Cokayne

    Love loveove LOVE!!!

    August 25, 2014 - 2:27 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      Loved your “single” mom post today btw. 🙂

      August 25, 2014 - 2:35 pm Reply
  • femmegypsye

    Haha! I absolutely love this post 😉 That picture is so great!

    August 25, 2014 - 2:30 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      Thank you so much for like my crappy doodle <3

      August 25, 2014 - 2:35 pm Reply
  • cupcakemummy

    You have a way with words lady. You really do

    August 25, 2014 - 4:46 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      You will never know how much I appreciate your kind words. ♡♡♡♡

      August 25, 2014 - 5:26 pm Reply
  • belindamountain

    Lovely post. However, I do think that what you wear can be a way of expressing yourself, just like drawing or writing can. And if you do it in an interesting way with a bit of personality, I don’t see any harm in it (and yes, I do post pics of what I’m wearing occasionally so I feel like I’m defending myself!). Thanks for the interesting perspective.

    August 25, 2014 - 6:56 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      Good on you. Like I said you have an audience. I agree with you. Clothes is s form of expression. But I know there is more you than pretty sandals.

      August 25, 2014 - 7:01 pm Reply
  • Shaney Vijendranath

    Wow! Great post!!! Love what you wore today, I might have some of the same accessories. LOL

    August 27, 2014 - 4:03 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      Thank you so much Shaney, I think we all share some of the same ones 😉

      August 27, 2014 - 4:05 pm Reply
  • Nastassja

    Love this thoughtful post. Thank you. I wear a lot of these pieces, daily – you just can’t see it in my #ootd.

    Please read a post I wrote recently, as I reflect on 4 years of (personal style) blogging: http://www.mrsrogero.com/2014/08/mrs-rogero-4-years-old-today.html

    Blogs are popping up everywhere, you’re right – and the line has been drawn: the passionate fashion blogger & the opportunist after freebies and event invites. I hope you don’t group us all the same.

    It’s difficult to ask that you respect a fashion or “beauty blogger” when it’s generally seen as superficial – but just because you’ve seen one’s #ootd, doesn’t mean you’ve seen it all. Actually, that’s the power of clothes.

    Mrs Rogero

    August 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm Reply
    • greenlydia

      I couldn’t agree more. Like I said, when its done right, It is fabulous and all respect to you. Like you said, its the event-seekers whom I think take bad unedited photographs, just to be included in the news fashiony thing happening. But ALL the respect to the wonderful Fashion lover who do a great job of creating look books.

      August 27, 2014 - 7:16 pm Reply
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  • Elrese

    Oh my I had such a good giggle! Coming from a former “harry” LOL who used to the ootd thing I don’t see why the hell people got so snotty about it? Wear the shoe if they fit I say. The blogging world got so serious 😉 anyway thanks for the laugh made my day!

    August 28, 2014 - 11:51 am Reply
    • greenlydia

      GLad I could make you smile 😉 That was what I was hoping for.

      August 28, 2014 - 12:00 pm Reply

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