Several weeks ago, I went for cocktails with my photographer friends Dave and Fay at Riviera. On the way back to my car, some lecherous guy hissed at me with an amorous look on his face: “You look like trouble.” As I ran away in fear and disgust, I started wondering what he meant.
She has a look that tells you you’re in the best kind of trouble; the kind you never want to get out of.” – J. Iron Word
I’m a self-professed scaredy cat. I do not like the dark, insects, kale (that’s the Devil’s lettuce, for reals), heights or my feet touching the bottom of lakes. I’m also a bit of a goody goody, so his comment really stuck with me. What exactly does trouble look like anyways?
When I think of “trouble”, I think of a pack of 15-year-olds smoking together in the mall parking lot. I also think of the 40% off sale at J.Crew…so, who knows?
The day that gross guy hissed at me, I was wearing this lovely black jumpsuit from Melanie Lyne with the frills, see-through sleeves and off-the-shoulder detail. Swinging from my shoulder was my Gucci purse that I’m clearly immensely proud of. My lips were a shade of hot pink and I pulled out the silver leopard print Jimmy Choo flats I scored in Vegas (where else – they’re bananas). This outfit is quintessentially me – “ a little bit classic, a little bit over the top” and all girly-girl.
To this day, I’m still sort of wondering about that trouble comment and have chosen to take it as a compliment, because hey – I looked awesome that day. In fact, now that I think about it, this little experience makes me smile. That weirdo on the street is kinda making my day!
What is your definition of “trouble”?? I asked my girlfriend. Without skipping a beat, she said “Zac Efron”. I’m still laughing…
*Photography courtesy of Worn Leather Media