Shake It Off

I'm taking a break from my usual outfit posts and addressing a little something I'd like to call Zebra Skirt Gate. Ahem.

After a flurry of messages from this little number, I couldn't help but laugh. A few internet friends decided that the skirt was a complete embarrassment. The outfit was indeed "tragic," wrote one anonymous user. Another just thought it was so "laughably bad." This isn't my first rodeo with hate mail, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

The skirt? Yeah, it's adventurous. It's neon green and has zebras on it (but different from zebra print, you feel me?). It's also caused a lot more controversy than I had anticipated.

What I thought when I got dressed: This skirt is kinda fun. I like it. No, wait. I might even love it. I'm going to wear it with this shirt and call it a day.

What haters thought: Why in the world would someone wear such an atrocious skirt? I feel so bad for her! Does she own a mirror? Or even a bit of style? I need to message her right away and alert her of her injustice upon humanity.

This resulted in a few not-so-nice messages. You might hate the skirt, too. It's okay. I'm not offended. I realize it's not everyone's style. However, spamming my inbox with a lengthy paragraph on how negatively you feel about it isn't going to change my mind. Hate mail senders, I don't care, and that just makes you look rude silly. Oops. Was that my outside voice?

So, friends, regardless of if you like the skirt, it's just a skirt. I like it. I'm keeping it and wearing it again. Gasp.

TSwift has the right idea. Haters are going to hate, and I'm just going to shake it a skirt with zebras on it. Sorry not sorry. I am, however, sorry if you were one of the hate mail senders because I read them all to my family. We all had a good laugh, and then went back to our lives. You should probably do the same.

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  1. AMEN! What a great post Shelby. I personally love your skirt, but regardless, what you choose to wear is your choice and if people don't have anything nice to say they should keep it to themselves. Keep on being amazing! :)

  2. How rude - If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all. I've seen WAY crazier outfits out there in the world and yours is fashionable and fun!

    Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

  3. Good for you Shelby!! The outfit was fab and you handled the questions well!

  4. Wow people actually said such mean things about this skirt!? I think it is so cute and FUN!! Haters are always gonna hate, I'm so glad you don't let their negativity get to you :)


  5. Personally, I LOVE the zebra skirt. I think it's super fun and you rock it.

    So.... haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate, but Shelby's gonna shake shake shake shake shake. ;)


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