How many times have you found yourself in a dressing room or in front of your mirror, trying on something you love, but asking yourself, "Can I pull this off?"
Then comes the list....I probably could if I were taller or if my hair was longer or if I was younger or if I weighed less or if I was drop dead gorgeous.
So here's the question I want to pose today. Why do we let those little things get in the way of expressing who we are and wearing what we love? I totally do. I'm trying to break free from it. It's taken me 30 years to get to the point of caring less about what people think.
My sister and I were talking about this recently. She has been trying to do the same thing. She has been dressing a bit bolder and it's making her feel great. I think she has a new confidence that is visible. She gets stopped by strangers and complimented. The other day someone asked if they could take a picture of her sassy short hair with their phone, so they could get the same look. (Funny, huh?)
I'm not saying I want to be wearing rhinestone-embellished skinny jeans when I'm eighty, but I want to wear what I like without wondering if Stacey and Clinton would approve. Do you know what I mean?
So, here's to wearing flapper headbands. Here's to wearing less matchy-matchy stuff. Here's to art. Here's to being me.
Do you ever feel like this?