Vivian here on fire about a conversation we had in the office. Why do women “give up” on their style? How many women feel this way and wear the same old clothes, day in and day out, because they #1) fit and are familiar, #2) can’t find a brand that fits their lifestyle, #3) it’s too uncomfortable to try something new, or #4) just can’t “get it up” to give it a try (am I allowed to write that ???)
Ladies, I say it’s time to BURN THE OLD and start your STYLE REVOLUTION!! Or in the words of a Kindergarten mom who LOVES my Stella-wear, let’s get “ALL FLAVOR’D UP”!!
Before Stella, I was a bad case of #1 because of #2 and constantly irritated by sameness. Now at Stella, I “step it up to represent” at the office, because quite frankly, there’s the natural look up and down and banter that sets a high bar every day: “Oooooh, LOVE your look” or conversely (and I’ve gotten this more than a few times) “Girl, you’ve got clothes, what HAPPENED to you??”
So I’m also a sad case of #3 and #4. In fact, just this weekend, I was trolling through my “weekend-wear” drawer with disgust, wondering why I don’t wear my “work clothes” on the weekend. Instead, I don my every-weekend frump-wear — old jeans, old t-shirts, and some form of tennis shoes. YUCK.
Even my daughter at age 5 can identify our style, and does not bother to ask if it’s “Stella Carakasi“. Instead, she says, “Mommy, why do you have holes in all of your shirts?”
Thank you, lovely daughter of mine, for that wake up call. Just call me OLD and STALE, will you?? Aargh. Got to get it up now…
So this is what I’m going to do this weekend:
- Donate ALL of my old weekend-wear clothes (after all, if it’s within reach, I’m never going to stretch)
- Start wearing my “everyday” clothes every day (but maybe sans heels on the weekends — have you tried running after a 5-year old in heels at 46??)
- Ask Yarra for new style tips — dress me, please! (I was convinced that I know my style, but she has since proven otherwise)
Spring is almost over, and it’s time to throw OUT the FRUMP and start my STYLE REVOLUTION!! So, what are YOU going to do to get rid of your frump-wear ??
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