Dear friends, sometimes I just don't know how to respond to the things people say. We've all been there: someone makes a comment about your appearance that isn't really a compliment, and it's not really a criticism. Or if it is a criticism, the person saying it is being pretty passive aggressive. And it's difficult to respond when you're not really sure either way. For example, I wore this outfit two days ago at work, and someone in the office said: "My, don't you look corporate today?" And yes, she did say "My" at the beginning of the sentence.
I just offered up an awkward laugh and said "Uh, I try."
I'm not trying to be difficult, I genuinely don't know what to say. Maybe it's a compliment, but maybe it's not.
Other examples I get from time to time: "I read your article in the paper." - Um, thanks? Or did you totally disagree with my point of view and you're just too polite to say it?
Or how about: "I saw your blog." - this one definitely makes me uncomfortable. What am I supposed to say? Potentially the subtext is "I saw your blog = I judge you for being shallow." Help!
This post is my submission to the Trend of the Month Challenge.
Purple Dress and Kenneth Cole Heels: thrifted at Double Take || Blazer and Belt: Tristan & America || Pearl Earrings: Purple Jade || Necklace: Le Chateau, gift from Chris
So tell me, how do you gracefully manage through those awkward social exchanges?
Thanks for visiting guys.
~ Photos by Sinisa ~