Hello beautiful you! I hope you had the loveliest time with family/friends dwelling in the sacred space of thankfulness...
Now refreshed and full (in mind, body, and spirit) we enter our week, back at it with fuel for what we love and who we love.
Without further adieu, I am so excited to be presenting the latest project I am proud of. I had the honor of collaborating with local women of all ages to put together an inspiring short film telling us why they love playing "dress up" and expressing themselves through styling. They also share valuable advice about how to be free to express yourself and have confidence in what you wear.
Check out this gem...
After watching this...I want to leave you with a question. Please think about this thoroughly.
WHO do I dress for?
What are some thoughts that come to mind? Are you free to dress in clothes that display who you are on the inside? Are there barriers and rules around dressing yourself? Do you feel like yourself in what you wear or are you hiding in your clothes?
I'll go first...when I hit junior high, I so badly wanted to fit in. I started dressing like a skater boy. Yes...me...dressed like a boy. Wide leg pants, wallet with a chain, hat turned backwards, and a pair of vans. It was so far from who I truly was on the inside. But I was afraid. Like probably most junior highers, I was struggling to find out who I was in the midst of not wanting to be noticed. This started my awareness for what other people thought about how I dressed and it continued to form my choices unknowingly for years...
I have come a long way since then, however asking "who" do I dress for still comes in handy. I am a born and raised Madisonian, so it is highly likely that I will see someone I know on a casual errand or while I am out blazing the mall. People know what I do as a job, so there are times that fear likes to try and creep in and rob my joy in getting dressed. Did I choose to wear this outfit for me or for who I might run into?
Worrying about what other people think is a HUGE hindrance to us. I know...I read it in a book once...or maybe it was my diary from 1997-2013...
Have fun pondering this question for yourself. This is the first step in moving forward and truly defining your personal sense of style. I look forward to some good conversations surrounding this topic with you.
P.S. What did you think of the video?! And for the brave..."WHO do you dress for?" XOXO