I think this is the first time this year that I've worn a romper on my blog! One of the fun things about this romper is that it looks like it's a very light pink from far away, but it's actually white with little red polka dots, and it has just about the cutest print ever on top of it -- it's of radios, alarm clocks and telephones! It sort of felt like something I'd wear to a pool party, so I decided that I'd try taking some of my photos by our pool, for a tiny change of scenery. I know my backyard probably gets boring to look at, but I really hate taking photos in public! People always stare at you and ask what you're doing, and having to take photos when you're self-conscious is never pleasant. However, once I get my license (soon!), I'll at least be able to find some different and secluded locations. Until then, our yard (and today, our pool) will have to do.
I'm not exactly sure why I've never worn this romper on here before. I think part of it is that a lot of rompers (this one included) can be a little tricky to photograph, in terms of having them look flattering in a many of the shots. I weighed significantly more back when I bought this romper, and then I ended up losing weight before I could wear it, so it had been noticeably too big on me for a while. It's still a little baggy in some areas, but since I've gained back a little weight (the eternal struggle...), this piece looks better on me. You win some, you lose some.
Speaking of winning some/losing some... I don't talk a whooole lot about my theatrical life on here -- partially because I like keeping it separate from my blog, but also because I'm a little superstitious, which is why I don't usually mention much about auditions before they happen. I had an audition for a project last night that I was really excited about the prospect of being involved in, and I got my hopes up. Normally, not being cast wouldn't bother me so much, but because I put so much into it and because of some other circumstances, this one really got to me. I try to take away something from every audition, even when the outcome wasn't what I was hoping for, but sometimes putting that into practice proves difficult. I guess one thing is that there are certain aspects of an audition you simply don't have control over, and one of those things is the director's vision. Even if you think the director's interpretation of a character (or even of the writing) is totally off-base... there's nothing you can really do about it, other than to do the best work you can. And the other thing I got out of this, frankly, is that I really do need to get out of Rochester as soon as I am financially able. It's becoming very frustrating to try and do theatre here, and at this point, there's not much more I can do for my career here. I feel stuck a lot of the time, because I don't know what my next move is going to be. But I'm trying to plug away and not lose sight of what I want to do.
On the other hand, the winning part of being here for the time being is that I'm going to be working for a princess party company (mostly on weekends), which will be fun because obviously, I have always wanted to be an actual princess and now I can be. Sometimes the opportunities that come your way aren't the ones you initially anticipated. And maybe it's better that way. I'm just trying to embrace them as they come.
Romper: ModCloth (old)
Name necklace: c/o oNecklace
White flats: YesStyle
Have a great Tuesday!