Leather dress, gifted from a friend!, (splurge, save); Sam Edelman boots; Forever 21 sunglasses, sold out (splurge version.)
I’ve had this dress in my closet for about six months or so, it’s been waiting for that perfect storm of a date night/fancy event/anything that doesn’t involve my normal every day life, and CLEARLY that day never arrived. It’s a leather, a line style dress, that isn’t something I would ever buy for myself, but I love the thought of it. It’s lady-like and a bit edgy, and I decided it was time to just wear the darn thing! I had to run some errands with my kids, and since I was standing in my closet waiting for something to jump out at me and scream “wear this!” anyway, I decided to throw it on with boots and simple jewelry. I didn’t want it to look too done, or Saturday night-ish, if you know what I mean, so I refrained from adding any crazy extras and wore it as it was.
I pumped gas in it,
and wandered through Kohl’s with the kids,
and picked up a few things at the grocery store.
What I found was this: You CAN wear a leather dress made for a night out, on a Saturday morning around 10am, as long as you wear it like you mean it. I’ve learned this lesson before, of course, because most of my life revolves around wearing something somewhat inappropriate for my life, because it makes me happy to wear it. I wanted to wear something I had been saving for a special occasion, because I liked it and it felt right. Shouldn’t getting dressed always be like that?
That’s my whole point today! Grab something you love out of your closet and wear it like you mean it, for no other reason other than that it makes you happy. Sound good?
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