Hi, it's Molly here. I hope I am not too late for Hootie's Dress Up Contest, but I do wish to share this.
Some of you may have already seen these images, however, perhaps I haven't explained things properly yet....
My "dress-up" is less of a costume but more of an expression of my true inner self.
I believe in traditional values. I'm a real woman, all about the home and the family.
I like to look after my family. I spend hours running after them, cleaning up their spills, including those they leave on their faces, especially around the mouth area (you'd be surprised).
I like my family to present itself the best way it can and I detest unclean spaces and faces!
I take great pride in doing the dishes. While everypuppy else inhales their food and walks off onto the next best thing, I like to stay behind and ensure the dishes are cleaned, spotlessly!
I spend up to 20 Minutes cleaning one bowl - I do take this task seriously.
I like gardening. Nothing fills me more with joy than having a good dig around in the garden and then having a snooze in the sun on the deck, in the hammock bed.
For naps in the sun after gardening, a long sleeve dress and headscarf protect me from the harsh Australian sun.
I am happy at home. I do not like venturing out much. Although a trip to the beach with the family is much appreciated, I do not like exiting my physical and mental comfort zone.
Home is what I know best and home is where I am the happiest. At home I can be who I want to be and dedicate myself to my family.
That being said, I like to dress in a way that is most appropriate to the home scenario. A dress gives me the freedom to move around my legs in a way that is best suited to any given duty I am about to fulfil within the confines of our dwelling.
For practical reasons (I have a lot of hair) I like to wear a headscarf, too. That way I can ensure that nothing gets in the way when I am in action around the home.
Furthermore, as a female, I like to dress gender-appropriately. I feel at home in dresses and skirts, thats' just the way it is.
I like strong colours that complement the neutral colour palette of my natural hair - I feel confident at home and like to celebrate my true personality with bright colours and bold patterns.
I am proud to be female. I don't mind showing a bit of leg (see last image). I have nothing to be ashamed of.
Thank you for letting me share this and explain why I dress the way I dress.