I don’t know about you, but I’ve developed my style through trial and error. Okay, mainly error! I was scrolling through Facebook to find a few old pictures of me and I had cringed a bit at some styles I thought were flattering but clearly were not. I also noticed that I avoided being in pictures unless I was hiding behind someone. There were very few pictures of just me. Why is that, you may ask? Confidence. There, I said it. I was not confident in my style, my body, my style, my posture, my face, my hair, etc. I could go on and on, but I won’t.
About six years ago, my brother passed away suddenly and it was a turning point for me. Even though I projected confidence, it was an act. I was still insecure about myself. Many life events contributed to that feeling, even though having children pushed it into the background so I could develop confidence in them. Isn’t that what mothers do? The phrase, “Fill your own cup first” resonated with me at some point after my milestone 50th birthday.
I went to Las Vegas for my birthday and really couldn’t get away from the camera that weekend. To my surprise, it was fun although not my favorite thing. My suitcase was filled with black and grey clothes (even better to fade into the background, right?). I found it hard to put outfits together because I focused on my perceived “flaws” instead of just realizing I have curves and figuring out how to make the best of it.
Soon after my birthday, I discovered LuLaRoe. It was a turning point for me, but I didn’t see it as such initially. “Too loud, too bright, too much,” I thought. Then something happened. Compliments. Lots of them! Then another thing happened: I decided to sell the clothes! The third and final nail in the coffin of insecurity: helping other women find their style and look amazing. This was the big turnaround for me, seeing the joy and the tears of women who were trying on clothes and twirling around happily and buying so much they needed two bags to take it all home. I looked deep inside and discovered that I was happy, too. I was no longer wearing as much black, I was finding a way to balance the macaron leggings with a solid top and being perfectly happy doing so.
I wear dresses almost daily now and LOVE them! Prior to LuLaRoe, I would wear a dress to go to church or a special event but now every day is pretty darn special so I’m rocking a whole new look for me. Even better, my style has evolved to embrace color, comfort, simplicity and fun. I’m so much more confident, more willing to take chances, not only with style but with business, relationships and life. Funny how a little clothing can change you, right?
I challenge you to think about your style, your confidence and how you can get your mojo back, no matter what your age. It’s just a number and it’s fabulous!Shop my VIP