I wear my best clothes every day and I think you should too!
I love Pinterest. It’s my favourite little pick-me-up when I’m feeling down as it takes my mind off whatever put me in a bad mood! I’ve got several boards for food, interiors and inspiration for my perfect life.
I love to pin aspirational photos, especially of people whom I look up to. One day on a Pinterest bender with chocolate in hand, I saw a picture of Dita von Teese going to Pilates and she looked absolutely divine. Her hair was polished, her winged eyeliner was perfection, she was wearing her best lingerie on and a perfect red lip as the cherry on top.
I took a look at myself in the mirror and I had thrown on black tights, a marked white T and my grooming was a messy ponytail tied back with a clean g-string (because sometimes you just can’t find a hair elastic!). Yet if you opened my wardrobe or makeup drawer, you’d see all my beautiful clothes hanging up perfectly in pristine condition, yet I couldn’t remember the last time I put them on.
I felt teaching Pilates and wearing stretch pants on the daily made me a little lazy when it came to dressing. I stopped wearing my good clothes because I was waiting for something special. A special event or a special day to give me an excuse valid enough to wear these good clothes out of the house.
That photo was a turning point for me in developing my personal style and since then I’ve noticed the change in my mood. Although my personal style is a little more smart casual, it doesn’t stop me from wearing a gorgeous silk dress to do my groceries or my best outfit to clean my kitchen – it also makes me a little more upbeat doing these seemingly mundane tasks too!
I love waking up a little earlier and putting on my makeup and doing my hair and then carefully selecting an outfit and perfume that represents the person I want to be that day. I also see it as an act of gratitude as I value each day as being special and an occasion to dress up for.
We need to stop reserving our good lipstick, best undies and killer outfits for days when we feel good enough and days that are special.
Today is the perfect day to dress up!
Photography by Renee Bell. Dress by Bec & Bridge.