|Dress by Lane Bryant is - whoa - a size 18/20|
Cardigan by Lane Bryant many years ago
Wooden necklace by a local cheap-ass accessory shop
I wore it to Supper Club 600 Italy, with a sweater that is far too baggy. I have discovered that I am now without black cardigans. I used to have five. Now, nary fits me. I guess I know what my next purchase will need to be.
Since we've been painting and undergoing other home improvement ventures this week, I didn't put together a single outfit since Supper Club. I have felt extremely schlubby. So this morning, seeing the distant twinkle of tunnel's end, I put together an outfit that makes me feel great. It'll arrive on a Fashion Friday sometime soon.
Isn't it interesting how much a change of clothes can equal a change of mood?
Take, for instance, a fancy affair. When you put on your dressy duds, your thoughts and actions might become a touch more sophisticated. (I know mine do. Tea dress + teacup = subconsciously raised pinkie.) Or when you come home from a long work day, and throw off your clothes and snuggle up in something cozy and loose? Don't you immediately feel more relaxed? Or, like me today, when you put together something that is thoughtful and artful, does your mind feel more put-together?
It may seem like a superficial change, but if you're feeling down for any reason, consider dressing up. Sometimes change can work by osmosis - from the outside, in.
I'm off to enjoy the last of my time with Dad before he flies back to Michigan tomorrow. Have a beautiful weekend, and while you do, don't forget to take care of you!