I've had some epiphanies lately regarding many things, but also my style. This is what I wore to take two of my kids to lunch on Friday. Originally, I was going to wear the Target dress, belted and with my new Lela Rose Shoes (could you please pick up that name I just dropped!) that I scored for $10 on eBay. But to be honest, this dress belted came about 2-3 inches above my knee. Add super high heels like these and call Turner because you just found HOOCH! (Age identifying 80s reference!) I mean I felt like a serious Hoochie Momma in that outfit....especially going shopping with my kids. Maybe if I were going on a date with my husband, I would feel differently. It was momentarily frustrating, because I see all these gorgeous women rocking the heels and shorts or heels and short skirts. And it looks so NORMAL on them, but when I put it on NORMAL is the last thing I feel. So my epiphany was this...I have to be ME. Going out of my comfort zone is one thing and is absolutely the RIGHT thing to do, as long as the end of that is that I feel like ME in a way I didn't think that I would.
Anyone who had seen me in just the dress and these great shoes might have said, "C'mon Serene! Don't be such a prude! You look great!" and it wasn't about not looking good. It LOOKED good, but didn't FEEL good. So I unbuttoned the dress, added a white skirt, white t-shirt and brown belt and then......BINGO! Good-bye Hooch!!! Hello Serene! I created a little bit of a fashion guideline for myself. This Target dress belted is great with the length as long as I wear a cute little flat shoe with it. But when it comes to the heels, I'm saving those for knee length dresses or skirts. I know it LOOKS good either way. But as I keep saying, More important than how your clothes make you look is how you FEEL in them. In this revised outfit, I FELT ladylike and elegant and still a bit funky. At the end of the day, I hope that describes me too!
By the way, I'm including this post in Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday! Be sure to check out Patti's blog! She's gorgeous, fun and an all around girls' girl!