How strangers react to my clothes, and how I react to their reactions
On a typical day, I don't really get many reactions. Of course, on a typical day
it's bloody winter, and so I'm all layered up with coats and hats and such.
So, on a not so typical day when I've got all my finery on (and this ranges
from fluffy dresses to fishnets with a mini skirt) I get a range of reactions.
If I'm on my college campus....there will definitely by the rude frat boy calling
out to me "Hey, it's not Halloween!" or "Little Bo Peep!". Something to that
effect, which I completely ignore. If I feel brave, I toss them my most
scathing look ever. Wither where you stand, useless mortal scum.
Once in a while there are girls on campus who will compliment me on my
tights or my hat or my boots (lots of people like me boots, actually!) and to
this I respond with a smile and a sincere "thank you" which seems to be the
most appropriate response to compliments.
Sometimes people on the bus want to know where I bought a certain item or
why I wear it. I'm always polite to these people, because often it's just
curiosity driving them and if one of these so-called "freaks" has a pleasant
conversation with them, their less inclined to think badly towards the rest of
I love the reactions I get when I dress up in Lolita in my hometown though.
Ironically, I'm more accepted there in a small farming community than I am
here at school which is a big city that supposedly embraces diversity. I can go
to Walmart or the grocery store in big poofy skirts, rocking horse shoes, and
hair teased to high hell and I mostly get friendly comments and the occasional
"secretly" snapped photo. Even young kids seem to think it's awesome.
Although, the girls who work at Biolife always really seem to enjoy when I
come in to donate plasma with a dress on or my hair curled.
On the whole, I'd say I get mostly good reactions to how I dress. And the bad
stuff.....doesn't really phase me anymore.