If you guys read a lot of blogs, then you have probably stumbled across the hilarious Raven, from Don't Quote the Raven. I have talked about her before on my blog. Awhile ago she wrote a "controversial" post about how she dresses for men. I actually thought it was hilarious.
Think about it girls, you put together that adorable outfit and get those cute accessories and you do it so you can share in it with your girlfriends because you are all going to think it is just "adorable."
Does my husband care about my adorable cheetah print sperry shoes? Of course not, he just wants to know how much I spent on them, ha! Now I guess there are some guys out there who do notice what girls are wearing, but I think it would be safe to say most guys are probably like my husband. They don't see much of a difference in the world of fashion and style, and they don't care to know either.
I wear what I like. I don't really care what Trevor thinks for the most part, and let me tell you, he does the same. Evidence here. And the few times Trevor has made a comment, it is always interesting to see what it is about. I have these polka dot pants. Every time I wear them I get asked a bajillion times where they are from, WITHOUT question, someone will ask. This just baffles Trevor because he thinks they are weird and not that cute. You see, those pants are what girls think are adorable, not guys. Or my gold glittery loafers that Trevor calls my "leprechaun shoes"... I could go for days with the examples here.
(It should also be noted Trevor hates when I wear red lipstick, but I still wear it anyways. Now if I was going out on a date with him, I would probably opt out just for his sake. Make sense? But for what it is worth my Dad loves when women wear red lipstick.)
Just last week I walked out of our bedroom wearing the necklace pictured above. Trevor looked at me with a puzzled look and asked me why I was wearing a Lei. I BUSTED out laughing. I tried explaining to him that it was a cute necklace and he just didn't "get it." Oh and I got asked three times at work that day where I got it (from women of course). See ladies, most of us dress for other women, or for ourselves anyways... and I am totally okay with that, because if I always dressed for my husband, well... I don't want to know what I would look like, probably pretty boring.
Occasionally I will cater to Trevor's tastes. For example, Trevor doesn't like a lot of make up on girls. Now I don't normally wear a lot of make up as it is, but I specifically wanted to look natural and "me" on our wedding day, especially because I know Trevor prefers me with no make up. I wanted to look beautiful for him that day.
But it is interesting to think about isn't it? Who do we dress for? For us? For others? For men? I think it is safe to say that we dress for all of those depending on the occasion. Maybe when I was young and single I dressed more for "men" in regards to wanting to look "good" to attract boys - Subconsciously? Being married I can tell you that is so not my focus.
I think for me it is safe to say that for the most part I dress for me, and for other women. Now if only I could get my husband to dress for me...