Monday, September 6, 2010
Confessions of a Closet Fashionista
I also realized that up until that point, I had been dressing carefully. I didn't want to stand out too much, or not fit in, or be too fashionable, or be too plain. I wanted to portray a really neutral image so that no one would notice or judge me. I had grown up being the only girl with 2 brothers and because I was tall and strong I was also athletic. I dressed in sporty and outdoorsy clothes and thought that clothes that were too girly would make me look like I was helpless and fluffy (I know, I know I am rolling my eyes too!!) or maybe even too sexy.
Anyway, so about 5 years ago after this AHA moment and having this space open up for me to be free and self expressed- whatever that expression was for me, I began to get more excited about clothing, jewelry and fashion and colors overall. I bought my first pink skirt, I began buying great shoes with killer heels, I experimented with funky jewelry and leopard print scarves!! So many people have commented over the years about how much I have transformed my look and wardrobe, and girlfriends even ask me to take them shopping and help them pick out great outfits now. I love this, and I love it when we see something new about ourselves and be generous in sharing what we saw with other people, it can make a difference for others too.
My question to you, dear readers, is what would you really love to wear that perhaps you don't give yourself the permission to wear (for whatever reason).