The next day I made a concerted effort to choose pieces from my wardrobe that made me feel stronger and brighter.
I've had the dress for a number of years, and it looks the same as it did when I bought it even though I wear it often. It washes like a dream, and is sooo comfy. Add some red, and a pair of Hello Kitty print leggings and I was feeling much better. One of my colleagues said that my outfit made her very happy, so it obviously was giving off lots of good vibes.
For my Saturday coffee date with my bestie last weekend I went for stripes and silver, and even though I was wearing grey and black, I still felt vibrant. The large vinyl bow is not part of the dress but was purchased at Jackpot Vintage, (now Blue Pepper Vintage) and had been waiting for the right outfit to accessorize. Every time I wear these silver Doc Martens I get so many compliments on them, especially from guys.
I found this Italian-made linen and cotton blouse at Mesh Boutique and was hooked the minute I saw the sleeves. I felt like Anne Shirley in the Anne of Green Gables books when she expresses her delight over "PUFFED SLEEVES!" I don't usually wear shirts or blouses but I thought this one suited me, and the poofy sleeves made me smile all day.
These funky leather shorts were a gift from Greetje, and as it was very cold and windy here yesterday, I layered them over some print leggings with ankle boots and a sweater. I was not only warm, but I also reveled in the fact that I was a 54 year old woman wearing RED LEATHER SHORTS! Thank you Greetje!
What you wear does affect your mood, and your self-confidence, which is something I've known for years, but apparently I needed to be reminded. I don't want to go through life with my style set on "mute" - it's much more fun to pump up the volume!