She is my first real memory of a real friend. She noticed me…she liked me , just as I was…with my month old braided hair, un- moisturised limbs and oversized uniform…She didn’t mind the fact that my nose made up 85% of my face…it was simple. We laughed till we cried, then our tummies would hurt , then she would pee herself. She was the boss. I was second in charge. She taught me not to be afraid of them. To have confidence in me and how to command respect. She had dark brown barbie dolls in her room. She showed me that black was beautiful.
These two made high school an adventure. The mission, to boot (refer to my glossary here). To look fab. To have fun. At any cost. Just be there! Being caught once, meant next time, do better! They taught me to be resilient. They made me fall in love with fashion. She would turn skirts into dresses and dresses into tops, I watched in awe as buttons became necklaces and jeans became denim shorts. Fashion miracles.
Uni would’ve been as bland as two weetbix without her. The one I introduced to mini skirts and hoop earrings. Her life would never be the same again. Our fights consisted of me rolling my eyes and her sighing and saying “bugging”. It was simple. ‘What are we wearing tonight’? Who was supplying the Maltesers to get us through the lecture and of course afternoons spent being the fashion police on Res … She asked one thing of me…No spewing (she has a serious Phobia).
Speaking of Uni I dug up those gladiator heels from my archives today after 4 years (told you it comes back). These are Zoe Wittner. I’ve got a love hate relationship with them. It’s either you love them or you hate them. I’m actually curious to know how ya’ll feel about them. Today they’ve helped turn this T-shirt dress into safari glam. The T- shirt dress is from Boohoo.com. I’m not a brand kinda girl, but of late I’ve realised that it’s ok to spoil myself with an investment piece once in a while. That day it was Marc Jacobs. (After two hours of deliberating…I like to count my coins not spend them) Ok, so I’ve gone a little heavy-handed on the accessories, but gold and that olive-green are a match made in heaven. It’s giving me luxe and sometimes you just want to feel expensive even it’s good old 70% off Lovisa!
I’m learning that real friendship shouldn’t be hard, or complicated. That it’s ok to let go of each other and find each other again. That it doesn’t have to make sense all the time, that we may hurt each other, but we learn to forgive, that there are seasons that bring us closer or push us further apart, but the love we have for each other still remains.