Learning How To Let Go

TGIF all!

Today I finally mustered up the courage to wear a complete (off) white outfit.  Even while dressing, I tried talking myself out of wearing it but I was firm in my decision. Would people stare? Probably, its Philadelphia and folks here LOVE to stare.  Would someone say something negative? Possibly because opinions are like assholes, everyone has one! Would I fall apart and run home? Umm, no cause I wasn’t gonna go back home to change an outfit! So with anxiety churning in my belly I set out to work.   When I got there, I whipped off my coat and did my best Alexis Carrington/Dominique Devereux walk into the office.  And guess what?  No one even batted an eye. I was sure a widespread epidemic of laryngitis must’ve hit the office but I received no negative responses. The only comment I got was from an attorney who I think is a little sweet on me. He said “Alright now! All white! You look like an angel!” I was too busy giggling like a schoolgirl to even respond!

At 42 I’m still learning how to be fully confident in all that I do.  With professional help, I’m learning how to use those uncomfortable feelings to improve it.  While my overall self confidence has changed significantly from the past, there are things I still need to improve on.  My ultimate goal is to achieve a level of confidence where I can honestly say I don’t give a damn what people think!

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Coat: Ashley Stewart  (almost sold out, only sz 12 & 18/20 left here)
Turtleneck: Old Navy (sold out)
Skirt: ASOS (old)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (old)
Bag: Tory Burch
Necklace: Bauble Bar (here)

 

42 thoughts on “Learning How To Let Go

  1. Sometimes I wish we could see ourselves how others see us. I think then we (you, me, many others) would realize just how amazing we are and how good we look! 🙂
    Love that twirling pic!

  2. You look great!!! I agree with Emmy and AdGal. Such an inspiration, we can all learn how to let go together. Thanks for sharing your journey

  3. You look stunning in your all white outfit, and I can’t imagine anyone saying anything but a sincere compliment to this look. I also love this coat on you. I love it so much that I went ahead and ordered one for myself, and I almost never do such things (I only remember ordering a dress once after seeing it on a blogger). 🙂

    All the very best to you in your inner growth path. You are an exceptional person for doing this. xxx

  4. The reason I started following you was because of your confidence, boldness and beauty. So this white outfit only proves what I originally thought of you. It’s bold and beautiful. You inspire me to push toward my dreams of starting a home decor blog.

  5. You look amazing – elegant, sexy, chic – all of it! I love all white in the winter and am always glad to see another grown up woman wearing it! I love how this is perfect for work but also great for after work – nice first date look, I think! I might have to get that coat….

  6. I’m trying to get the courage to wear all white myself. You look stunning. My 7 yr old daughter saw your pics and said “She’s beautiful. I want to wear her pretty dress”.

  7. Oh heavens, you look absolutely gorgeous. Stunning. Beautiful. I’m running out of superlative adjectives! This is one of my all-time favorites. The shape of the skirt is gorgeous, the necklace is the perfect accent, and you look fantastic in off-white. Wonderful!

  8. A comment not related to your outfit… I live in Florida and just discovered another shop called Fresh Produce that carries plus size clothes. Just like to spread the word when I find anything in my size! Also r online.

  9. You just demonstrated that care in your presentation trumps everything. Your admirer at work is absolutely correct. You look stunning. Love the way you created the ensemble

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