can i tell you a story?
check yes . . . er, read on.
this summer i had what some might call the sinus-infection-to-end-all-sinus-infections. two weeks in, after my ears exploded on a plane ride to Nashville and my voice was gone from two weeks pretending i wasn’t sick, i finally asked for medication. LOTS of medication. each day of my trip, i’d retire from work to my hotel room with my bag o’ drugs and all their side effects, watch hours of olympics, and attempt to sleep while coughing, sitting up.
to make a sob story short: i didn’t feel so hot. but this was an important week work-wise, and i needed to be present, energetic, and somewhat put together. tuesday night was especially rough, and i have photographic evidence to prove it.
to psych myself up wednesday morning, i did a little before and after instagram:
i typed out the text without thinking much of it, but the more i thought about that day and the change in my mood as a result of my outfit choice, i knew i’d struck a chord.
and that’s when i cemented my fashion mantra:
dress for the day you want to have . . .
. . . not the one that’s trying to have you.
i’ve found that i set the tone for my day in how i feel about myself, and since clothes are still a requirement at most establishments, that means what i’m wearing. not what brand or trend, but how it makes me feel risky to combine nautical stripes and bright pink, or how i feel energetic in a skirt that swings as i climb stairs to a meeting. how empowering it is to choose your mood early on, and let the rest of the day fall in line!
do you dress with the day ahead in mind?
how can you channel what’s in your closet to set the tone for your day?
put mind over fashion &
join me as i champion this cause!
if you’re into buttons, feel free to grab this one, and link up a post or a photo that tells your story below. feel free to link up anytime during the week, and look for a new dress for the day story each wednesday. even if you don’t link up – join me throughout the week on twinstagram (twitter +instagram) by using this hashtag:
do it! you look great!