As I embark on this journey to be a little more feminine (under the advice of my dad.. yeah can you believe he said that to me?) I've been experimenting more with my clothes, shoes, and accessories. There was a time when I used to wear heels all the time and dress up for work. Then I realized it didn't make sense working at a non-profit where I'd consistently spill papaya juice on myself moving fruit boxes and scuff my heels against the rolling racks, so I traded those clothes for jeans, flats and nice tops.
Then for the next six years that's how life was, enter b-school and I put suits on about once a month, but still I lived in flip flops, jeans and tanks. Then I get a job at one of the coolest tech companies so it's not like we dress up there either. (My jeans were thrilled, my dress pants not so much). But enter lace...
Unassuming lace, this gentle, frilly, looking fabric that made its way onto dresses, underpinnings, sweaters, tops, you name it! I become like a whole different girl with lace on! The heels got dusted off and the dresses made a reappearance back into the general rotation of my wardrobe. And most of all it's become fun!
I still haven't gotten rid of the jeans, I just dress them up now versus down. Now that I remember that fashion was fun and not work and that clothing can make a girl experience a whole range of feelings - from sweet girl next door to sexy vixen.
Thanks lace for helping me remember that dressing up can also be bold and sexy.
I wonder if they make lacey looking wetsuits... kidding.
check out the cute lace stuff i've been finding on my pinterest!