Most of us have had that moment in front of the mirror: Am I too (in my case) old for this look? Most recently it was a very pretty tiered skirt, with ruffles and a slightly gathered waist. I eventually decided against it, and went for a "safe" knit midi with a foldover waist. My choice was still flattering and modern, and I felt more comfortable in it. Something about the tiers and ruffles felt like I was trying too hard to rewind the clock.
|Not this exact skirt, but similar. I told it "no."|
|Something like this feels just fine. Let the clothes do the hard work.|
Skirt from Bloomies
I'd like to turn the title question around and rephrase it: does this (garment) make me feel special, beautiful, feminine, proud? (If you haven't already, go read Pam's Foundational Five for more about this concept.) It is now the job of the clothing to do the hard work, because I am not too (blank). If that tiered skirt doesn't make me feel confident, sorry skirt, you are on your way to live at baby sister's house!
It's still a struggle to not fault myself for failing to look good in every outfit. I must remind myself that I have my own face, shape and age. What looks stunning on Kate Moss is, well, stunning on Kate Moss. Somebody's gotta be me, and it looks like it's going to be me.
|Image via AnthonyBurrill.com|
Have you ever asked yourself if you're too "whatever" to wear "whatever"? Please share your stories, and thanks as always for reading.