Friday, February 15, 2013

Tough





Take One, Pass It On Item: boyfriend shirt from last Friday's post

I recently learned that someone in my office described me as "tough."  When I told various other people (husband, sister, friends), they all laughed heartily.  I'm about as NOT tough as is humanly possible.  There are several definitions (according to Merriam-Webster):    
  1. characterized by severity or uncompromising determination <tough laws> <tough discipline>
  2. capable of enduring strain, hardship, or severe labor <tough soldiers>
  3. very hard to influence : stubborn <a tough negotiator>
  4. difficult to accomplish, resolve, endure, or deal with <a tough question> <tough luck>
  5. stubbornly fought <a tough contest>
  6. unruly, rowdyish <a tough gang>
  7. marked by absence of softness or sentimentality <a tough critic>
The only one that I could maybe believe about myself is #4.  I'm sometimes "difficult to deal with", but that is because I am so sensitive, so I'm not sure we can really apply it in this case.   

I just thought it was funny - the perceptions others have of us are sometimes very far from reality!  And I figured I should let you all know the truth, just in case you haven't figured it out: I'm not really tough at all. 

Shirt and Cardigan: Gap
Belt: Old Navy
Skirt: Kenneth Cole Sweater (refashioned)
Boots: Target

7 comments:

  1. Gosh now I'm curious how people at work see me!! I love this outfit. Must get more green in my life!

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  2. Whenever I hear of someone described as "tough", I think of definition #2. Maybe it's just because I wanted to think of myself as tough in that sense during my teen years.

    Also, I don't know why, but this now makes me think of "tough cookies"... mmm... cookies...

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  3. I LOVE the color of that cardigan! So pretty!

    I wonder how my co-workers would describe me. I like to keep my home life and my work life pretty separate, so it's probably different than I would expect!

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  4. New follower here! Love this outfit (just spent time looking through your previous posts.) Isn't it funny how people can perceive us completely differently than we think of ourselves?! I also love your refashioned skirt. Chevrons are so popular and that really suits you!

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  5. I'm in love with this outfit!...And people's perceptions are wrong 90% of the time. Just something I've learned over the years. Most people think I'm stuck up, but really, I'm just shy at first.

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  6. I'm obsessed with your chevron skirt! So cute :) Looks great with a pop of color!

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