I found a pair of high heels last night which prompted a strange idea to form in my mind. The idea was this: I can’t wear heels anymore if I have leg hair. Without even thinking about it, my brain decided that these heels that I used to love and wear proudly were now items that didn’t belong on me because my legs didn’t match the aesthetic anymore of sleek, smooth and sexy.
As soon as I realized that, I started tearing that thought apart and giving it some good hard analysis. Why do I feel that way? Who told me that? Is that true at all? Why would I possibly stop wearing heels just because I stopped shaving my legs?
Upon some consideration, I realized that you know what? The answer is no, I don’t have to stop wearing high heels just because I stopped shaving my legs. They’re my damn shoes and I can wear them when I please, leg hair or no. I like the way they look on my legs and I feel good in them, just like I like the way my legs look with hair on them. Those two things don’t have to be one or the other, I can have both. I can rock the shit out of high heels AND have hairy legs. There has never been a “rule” telling me that I can’t, just something inside of my own mind which I realized and then promptly ripped apart and discarded last night.
(And I have no idea how I got that bruise on my leg…)