I have always been shy, so standing out because of my clothes was a nightmare! Being from a small town, you don’t go out in heels and a dress. For one, where you going? Applebee’s?!? Second, who you going with? The people in this town haven’t changed in 20 years! Trying to impress someone based on your clothes just wasn’t a thing!
Going to special events was stressful! Sure the invitation might say “Casual Attire” or “Formal Wear” or even worse – they didn’t specify a dress code at all! I don’t know about y’all, but that makes me panic! Like, you want to dress up cute, but you don’t want to overdue it. I wanted to wear the cute dress with heels, but doing so would make me stand out like a sore thumb!Since moving out to the big cities, I have been able to branch out and just do me! I wanna wear heals with sweat pants? A little weird, but okay! There are 5X the amount of people in this town, ain’t no one gonna care what I wear! And if they do, they’re not going to remember me next week!
If anything, dressing up and feeling cute and comfortable in what I wear has earned me compliments everywhere I go! And I have friends reaching out to me for fashion advice! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!
This dress is the perfect example of me feeling comfortable in a dress and heels. The beautiful lace detailing make it so classy and formal, yet it’s young and fun! Definitely not something I’d be wearing to Applebee’s! Lol.
And the color! Pink is my favorite, but this pastel hue is the best! I say you can wear it year ’round!
The small town me would be in shock to see where I am today, but I’m so proud of that! It shows that I have grown and I’ve become more confident. Of course there is still a lot of work to do, but I love that clothes and fashion are helping me accomplish that!
What’s your style? Has fashion helped you come out of your comfort zone?