Buy the Dress

trusting myself a little bit more now

When I started this blog years ago, I was all about style and sharing more of what I was wearing, with my very young daughter taking absolutely quick photos on an old Canon camera in industrial parking lots after she got home from school. That young daughter is now a sophomore in college and not home very often and so I lost my photographer. 

Enter a deep interest in food and cooking and most of my posts started reflecting my shift in priorities. Don’t get me wrong, still love clothes and really love food, it simply became easier for me to take photos of what I was doing in the kitchen. 

For the past six months or so every morning when I get up, I tell myself this is going to be the day, this is the day I’ll get back to sharing things I wear, new things I buy, even things on my wish-list. Every day those days would come and go. I would go to bed wishing I would just get over myself a little and do it. Forget about the aging face, forget about the body, forget about what anyone else might think. And I did, today. 

So, here’s the thing, buy the dress. Last summer while in Eygalieres France I saw this dress in a tiny little boutique. The dress was a little too big, I really had nowhere to wear it, and I didn’t really need it, yet I bought it anyway. 

as the dress was a little too big I belted it with this pretty beaded ribbon

Back in the states I hung that dress in my closet for six months (what is it about six months?) and when New Year’s Eve rolled around, I had something new to wear, and I was happy. Took it downstairs to my office, carefully measured and cut off the hem and hiked up the shoulders of the pale pink slip. I wore it with flat jeweled sandals, big gold hoop earrings, and it was a moment. 

My style suggestions for today: if you see something you absolutely love, buy it. If there’s something you really want to do, do it. Buying is easy, doing is hard. Not sure why I’ve had such inertia over here. 

Every day dress, buy the dress, do the hard things.

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  1. Always absolutely beautiful, inside and out.❤️

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