I had a dilemma, should I go? Do I know enough people there? I am not a member of the Club, only a guest, so how should I dress? Should I dress to blend in or should I dress to showcase my personality? Well, I chose to do the latter. Why? This was the first charity event in almost 2 years I would be attending and I wanted to celebrate my post COVID life. I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and bring that little something extra to my outfit. So, my creative mind went to work.
First, I shopped in my closet and tried on a few dresses. However, I did not feel excited about how they made me feel. I wanted to wear something that would give me a jolt of energy and make me feel beautiful. Something I had not worn before. So my creative mind decided to work overtime to turn my vision into a reality. Everything you see in the image below was first crafted in my mind down to the color of my nail polish (emerald green). Yup, god is in the details.
After so much creative input from my team and I, after many fittings, it all came together. Just to be sure my outfit was functional too, I even practiced strutting down our hallway. I left nothing to chance.
All my insecurities were left behind as I floated through the night like a butterfly. And let’s not even talk about all the compliments I received which added to my delight.
I am sharing this not to show off, in fact, just the opposite. I want you ladies to know, I too feel insecure and unsure of myself, especially on days when I need to bring my A game. With all the clothes in my closet, I too still feel sometimes that I have nothing to wear. I do look for ways to boost my spirits and find ways to build my confidence. Oh, and let’s not even talk about the couple of pounds I have gained and the natural signs that come with getting a bit older. But to overcome all this…I turn to my wardrobe as a major source to make me feel good...instantly.
I let my styles do the introduction and I use my wardrobe as a marketing tool.