Its been the oddest month for me. I have had to do so much of shopping in preparation for starting a new life in a new country. I am a firm believer of the whole "travel light" thingy. But this time, it seems like there is no way I can stick to that! Well, I could have... but suddenly I decided to have a complete wardrobe makeover.
So shopping has been a new experience for me. My definition of "tops" are no longer limited to round neck and polo neck t-shirts. In fact, this time I bought only one or two of those. I suddenly find myself drawn towards the girly stuff in the stores... much to my surprise! My earring collection has gone from 0 to 10 in just one week (I went on a earring shopping spree this weekend! Bought at least five there!). I rediscovered earrings that were gifted to me by clueless in my second year and also some that I had bought for myself in malaysia. I have more than one pair of shoes now and one of them has a significant amount of heel. Even my reeboks are girly with a purple streak here and there. In short, "machogirl" might not quite describe me completely anymore.
In this complete makeover, I have also taken notice of stuff on TV. Somehow, whenever the advertisement for lip gloss, hair oil, conditioners, face creams etc etc are aired, I noticed that these career women are never ever scientists. They may be successful TV anchors, or fashion designers, or business women (who by the way, dont seem to do anything other than wear pretty formals and shake their boss' hand) but they never show a glamourous woman in a labcoat or something with her face so radiant and her hair so silky running around in lab. Somehow, all the girls who are either aspiring to be scientist or who already are scientists come in health drink ads!
Why is that? Can't I be fashionable and still be a scientist? Does that make me an anomaly?
Just a random, shallow thought from a geeky nerd who is learning the ways of dressing well :P (and totally loving it!)