Life Choice # 8: Trousers or Skirts?

Now this is important. This is something I’ve been struggling with. What you wear, defines you, so you have to be sure you wear the right thing. That’s most obvious.
No, really, it’s not that dramatic, but it’s an interesting question. For years and years I wore barely any skirt or dress, I was all jeans, because it was so easy. I had to spend almost an hour on a bike every day, through rain and snow and sun, and in that case jeans are just the most comfortable solution. There was even a year I didn’t wear a skirt for about seven months. For a girly girl, that’s not so typical, is it…? I mean, I’m not all pink and flowers, but I’m certainly not a skater girl or a sporty one. I have never been that way either. You’d expect me to wear heels and skirts.
But I like comfortable clothes, so I wore trousers. I still like trousers. There are so many cool ones in the world… Like, everywhere you look!

I have similar ones, and seriously, I was the first one to wear these. Call me hipster, but it's true. Source.

I have similar ones, and seriously, I was the first one to wear these. Call me hipster, but it’s true.

I know I recently ranted against them, but actually that was above all because of one awesome and cool pair that is just not quite long enough for my endless legs (ahem). I still like my skinny jeans and the leggings-with-zippers-so-trousers, the inevitable black trousers, and the fake leather ones though they aren’t quite long…

But I’ve also come to love skirts and dresses a whole lot. I mean, I’ve always liked them, but barely wore them. Now the tide is turning. I spend less time on a bike. At least, it’s divided into more parts, so I don’t spend much time at once outside. I can be sure I won’t freeze to death – always important to know!
And now I’m a big, big fan of skirts and dresses. It’s hard to find good ones as well. Try being as tall as I am. Finding a skirt that’s long enough is like finding a treasure really…! I hope people realise I’m not voluntarily slut like dressed. There isn’t really a choice…

One thing that makes me love skirts so much, are nylon stockings. There are many cool trousers, but there are at least as much cool nylon stockings! Sometimes I just want to buy more skirts in order to wear those awesome nylon stockings. I kid you not. Recently a friend of mine came over wearing the most awesome stockings, and I kept telling her they were so cool, until she granted me permission to buy them as well. Yay! Thank you, friend. You rock. (And so do the nylons, which by now have been bought by me as well of course).

These are the nylons I'm talking of. Of course we don't wear them like this... But they fit with many different styles. Source.

These are the nylons I’m talking of. Of course we don’t wear them like this… But they fit with many different styles.

So now I’m balancing on the edge of trousers and skirts.
But what do you prefer? And why? Which ones do you consider the most comfortable for everyday use? And for the men: do you like kilts? Please be honest ;).

It’s a sunny day, therefore…

The eyes of men staring at you, just because you wear a skirt… I told you how I think about that. But the last three days I’ve been wearing a skirt, and all of the men were very friendly and gave me priority in the traffic. Now that are the advantages of being a young skirt wearing female! I have considered doing the test before. We have a rather busy road behind our house, and when crossing it, it are moslty men who stop for me. Especially in summer time it doesn’t take long before someone stops for you. But summer time = all skirts, so that might be the explanation.
I really should do the test.

As the sun has begun to shine anyway today, my brain gets a sort of trigger to laugh and smile, to rise and shine, and above all, to like silly humour. But hey, silly humour is humour too.



Once I had to use a shower with a... a... *brain dies* a sensor, so you had to wave your hand every five seconds. Die, shower, die.

All of this thanks to the wonderful, well-known Memebase.

The Eyes of Men

One more time: this week, we celebrate the fact that high school is almost over for us. We do that by dressing up during this week (although they warned us that we were only allowed to dress up on Friday – sure). Somehow, dressing up isn’t really flattering, but it’s funny all the way. The thing is, you cannot dress up without showing a lot of your legs (in nylons, though, it seems. I have been wearing three different outfits and not one included pants. Emancipation doesn’t make it to dressing up clothes. That means that men stare.
Stare without any kind of shame. They just look at you, even bow a little to have a better sight on your legs. I’m serious. Even teachers have been staring at us (and laughing – mixed feelings if they start to laugh). But not only them, females and children stare too when you’re all covered in green for example. Mostly they look at you and you can see them thinking ‘What the hell?’.
Yes, we are dressed up, okay?
Imagine it being summer. Girls wear skirts, without thights, and look! Men are staring! Sometimes even winking! When you have to cross a busy road, a skirt might just help. And yes, we don’t wear skirts without wanting people to see our legs… But do it subtly, okay? Don’t stare too much, don’t wink, and above all don’t make remarks. Escpecially when you’re not young yourself anymore. (And somehow, this is always the case). It’s not because you passed the terrible age of 30 that you have to be blind for younger girls… It just looks way more perv when you aren’t. At least be so polite to look us in the eye after staring at our legs. You can even move your head slightly as in ‘Goodmorning’ or ‘Hello’. But that’s the border. Come no further! And don’t stare while laughing. It’s not good for self confidence. And just offensive.

But after some thinking about this, I realised that NOT staring might just be even more offensive. Small sidenote.

An attempt to kick with two feet at a time for asking such an offensive thing.

*such humour… ;)*