Hello everyone. My name is Jeanne and I am an overdresser.
I have been this way my whole life. From being the only 5th grader who tried to make their Field Day t-shirt more flattering, to college when I was the only girl refusing to wear PJs to class, to the present day, when my only real reason for being late is “Sorry, I was getting dressed” (though I always blame traffic. Gotta love traffic, best scapegoat there is.). I am just someone who cannot leave the house unless I am dressed to at least the sevens (you can’t dress every day to the nines, ballgowns are expensive!).
Often this means that no matter where I am heading, I am just a bit overdressed for the occasion. Whether it’s bowling in a dress (done it) to grocery shopping in heels (done it), I never quite fit in with the crowd. I used to really beat myself up over that, wondering why I couldn’t just throw on yoga pants, a cropped shirt and Uggs like every other basic white girl out there (if this description offends you, just know that that outfit offends me. Also, no way this is the first time I have offended you.). But then I realized, I don’t want to look like every other (basic white) girl out there. I kind of like standing out in the crowd and if that means that I wear more dresses than jeans and more heels than flats (and never wear PJs in public) then I am definitely ok with that. So here I am, in all my glory, and quite possibly the most dressed down you (and almost anyone) will ever see me: jeans, a t-shirt, comfy sweater, blanket scarf and boots. My name is Jeanne, I am an overdresser, and I am proud!