Selectively Social

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Photos by Halle Kennon Photography

When I saw these pieces with “Selectively Social” on them on ASOS, I had to have them.

It was like a light bulb went off in my brain. These two words together PERFECTLY describe me.  Growing up, through high school and college, I was definitely the girl who loved all of the attention.  I was an actress, a dancer, and here I am now putting my whole life on the internet for all to see!  However, as I’ve gotten to know myself better over the past few years, I realized that I’m not the outrageous extrovert I thought I once was. I would say I am more of an introverted extrovert.  Hence: Selectively Social.

Yes, I love to be around people, and spend time with my husband, family and best friends, but I do not like meeting new people or being in crowds of strangers.  I almost said hate, but hate is definitely too strong a word here.  It is more like a true discomfort. When we get invited to events around town, or networking events with like-minded creatives, I do enjoy myself. BUT, it is definitely out of my comfort zone. It is kinda crazy and silly to think that I post photos of myself and my personal thoughts on my personal domain on my corner of the internet, but am uncomfortable meeting new people IRL.

I have found that I am not the only blogger who feels this way. In fact, I’d go so far as to say it’s pretty common. We just simply feel more comfortable expressing ourselves from behind a screen, for whatever reasons. I think that Catherine and I both share this “selectively social” attitude and sometimes we have to push each other to step out of our comfort zone in order to create. { I wrote about this a little over on TCP here } And that’s one of the many reasons I’m glad to have a partner with me on this journey!

Anyways – nothing too profound to say here, except that I felt TRULY SEEN when I saw this dress & other pieces in the collection (lol). If these Selectively Social pieces speak to you too, join me in letting the world know!! All the pieces are under $50.

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gucci tights rebecca piersol

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  1. Lizzie
    January 17, 2020 / 5:23 pm

    Gorgeous outfits as always and I can definitely identify with being “selectively social.” I’m an extroverted introvert lol! I do love people and I love meeting new people BUT I pick and choose who I want get to know on a more personal level and how much information I want to volunteer about myself. I can come off pretty shy and hard to get to know at first but it’s because I’m constantly observing others and how they act. Plus I only like to add to the conversation if it’s worth doing…not just to talk lol! And since I’m an introvert, I need A LOT of alone time to recharge so I can go into hermit mode without warning. With that being said, I’m a very warm, bubbly individual and I love to be goofy and make others laugh, but I choose who to show that side of myself to 😉


    • rebeccapiersol
      January 21, 2020 / 1:02 am

      TOTALLY get all of this, girl!!! I love following along with you and how honest you are about everything, including this!

  2. January 18, 2020 / 1:16 am

    Being selectively social may almost need to be a prerequisite for the blogger life! lol All joking aside, love the outfits! xoxo, Sarah

  3. January 18, 2020 / 10:19 pm

    I think selectively social really hits the nail on the head! What a fun piece to have and I’m sure it would be a good ice breaker for those social situations you’d rather avoid!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • rebeccapiersol
      January 21, 2020 / 1:01 am

      right??? totally apt!!! and i totally agree

  4. January 19, 2020 / 4:40 am

    Such a fun dress and love how you two styled the tights differently. I think people are becoming more selectively social because of social media!

    • rebeccapiersol
      January 21, 2020 / 1:01 am

      TOTALLY agree!!!

  5. Stephanie Whitman
    January 19, 2020 / 10:40 pm

    I think I may be even more than selectively social, because I rarely even enjoy being around others at all (aside from my husband and my immediate family) haha! I’m a total introvert. But I do know I’m totally into this outfit and how you’ve found that it describes you!

  6. January 20, 2020 / 1:44 pm

    Wow this dress is so stinkin’ cute. And totally descriptive of how I’ve turned out selectively social as an adult too, haha!

    • rebeccapiersol
      January 21, 2020 / 12:59 am

      right??? so accurate!!!

  7. January 20, 2020 / 5:21 pm

    Selectively social is a good thing! I think everyone kind of gets the same way as they get older. We love our people but socializing with big groups or people can be a little daunting!

    • rebeccapiersol
      January 21, 2020 / 12:59 am

      TOTALLY agree!!! we do so much socializing on the internet it gets harder IRL lol!

  8. January 20, 2020 / 5:36 pm

    These outfits are super cute! I’m an introvert through and through— it doesn’t necessarily mean I’m shy, it’s that I value my alone time and that it’s my way to recharge. Being around people for me can be absolutely draining— even with friends! Def not a bad thing to be selectively social, especially with so much going on.

  9. Nailil
    January 20, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    These are really neat outfits girls. I love the edgy vibe.

    Xx, Nailil

  10. Anna English
    January 21, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    Honestly I feel like I’ve become selectively social the older I have gotten… and I don’t hate it!

    • rebeccapiersol
      January 22, 2020 / 11:42 pm

      couldn’t agree more!!!! xx

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