Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Who You Are, Who You Want To Be, Or How You Feel

I had an interesting conversation last night - and while we covered many topics, as we walked by Citrine (one of my favorite dress shops on State Street), it was noted that women fall in love with dresses because of who we are trying to be in it.

I don't necessarily disagree with that.

But, I think that woman should (and THIS woman does) fall in love with a dress because of how she feels in it - not because she's trying to become something other than herself. But, an interesting point was raised.

Do we as women choose our clothing to try and be someone when we follow the latest trends and buy labels or do we choose our clothes because they reflect who we are as individuals and because what we put on makes us feel confident and ready to tackle the task at hand whether it be a football game or a black tie affair?

The more I contemplate this, the more I think that many women tend to follow a trend or buy an outfit because it's the latest and greatest and think that when they walk around town in it they're in with the in crowd - which is ridiculous to me. Trying to impress people with what you have on means nothing if you don't have any substance or confidence beneath the latest Armani dress and Louboutin shoes.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a sucker for great fashion - and many of my friends think that I am ridiculous when I show up to a local, low key bar wearing a cute little dress or a great pair of heels. But I'm not trying to impress anyone, and I'm not trying to be anyone other than myself, I just feel great in it and when I feel great - and comfortable - in what I'm wearing I feel ready to take on the world. I feel confident and know that I can focus on what's going on in the venue I'm in and not have to worry about what I look like. When you find that, I think you're on to something - whether it's a great pair of jeans or a little black dress is up to you.


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Lesley said...

You make a great point! One of my unwritten goals for the last half of 2010 is to start updating my wardrobe, one piece at a time.

Radtke Customs said...

I was thinking a similar thing within the past couple weeks about jewelry. What you put on your body either enhances you or takes away from you. What you put on changes the way you see yourself as well as how others see you.

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sarah watehouse said...

Thats so true, and i'll be honest. i am terrible with trying to get the latest thing. But i like to think of myself as an idavidual. sometimes its hard not to like what other people do, cause i guess its natural to try and fit in. xxxxx :)