April 24, 2010

Soapbox Saturday - "Can I Pull This Off?"

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?


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