Style Confidential: Fancy

One day at work recently, someone said to me, “You look great today. Somebody needs to see you!” (“Somebody” meaning someone like a date, not my co-workers.) My son often breezes by me in the morning with a quick, “You look awfully fancy today.” While many of my friends can don jeans, a pair of low heels, a chandelier earring and a bracelet and look perfectly polished and suitable for a night out—I, in the same thing, might feel underdressed for anything other than the most casual of occasions; it seems that the barometer for level of dressiness is much higher for me (in my own head, of course). I think this might be because I treat every day of my life as another opportunity to play dress up.

Don’t get me wrong—I’m not strutting around in empire-waist gowns and tiaras on a daily basis (even though I SO would)...

..but one might be hard-pressed to find me in a heel shorter than 3” high, and my daily clothing item of choice is a dress or skirt. So I recognize that perhaps I do more with my styling than the average person might deem necessary on a daily basis; but that is what makes sense for me. Getting dressed in the morning is an adventure in creativity. It gives me an opportunity to decide how I want to present myself that day, and to dress accordingly. Whether I decide upon looking exceptionally girly, polished and professional, trendy or otherwise, there is a level of confidence that comes with knowing that I look my best and that translates into feeling my best.

In my world, style = confidence. It doesn’t matter what you’re wearing as long as you’re being true to whom you are, to what fits well and to what makes you smile with the assurance that you’re putting your best foot forward. What are some of the things that make you feel at your best? Is it heels and a dress or skirt like me? Or do you prefer jeans and sneakers? I would love to hear all about it! Do share, Dolls!