A friend scolded me about a dress I wore on TV recently. She said that it didn’t reflect my “style or personality,” and then she asked who had styled me. Well, I’m not Jennifer Lopez and don’t HAVE a stylist, so I had obviously styled myself. Her comments hurt my feelings terribly, and I told her so. My friend apologized, then explained that she just didn’t understand why I would wear that dress. In other words, she apologized for what she said, then she went ahead and said it AGAIN.
The crazy is part is that I LOVE the dress in question, and bought it because it fit me so perfectly. I put it on in the dressing room and immediately thought of 10 different places I could wear it. It was on-sale AND I had a gift-certificate for that particular store, so it was the perfect purchase. I walked out smiling from ear-to-ear. How is it possible that something I loved and was so happy in wasn’t “my style?” How could a dress that I felt that comfortable in be a mistake? After all, the one accessory that trumps everything else is CONFIDENCE, correct? So, I think my stylist knew exactly what she was doing that day. Continue reading →