This blog post is based on one of the most basic things I do for clients: helping them see clothes and themselves through a different lens. In this case, someone helped me see something I wasn’t planning to make time for.
Not For Me
When I first saw the Ventura dress by Etcetera in the catalog and online, I categorized it as “not for me.” I had no intention of giving it a second look or trying it on.
Why? Because it doesn’t look like it has any shape on the model and it doesn’t come in a petite clothing size.
And then I saw it in person when shopping the Fall 2013 collection with Savvy Girls and Friends. While Leslie said it looks great on, I looked at it on the hanger and thought, “no way.”
Why? It looked shapeless and lifeless and was not calling my name in any way, shape or form.
I Love It
As you can see, once I tried the sample size on (it runs large), I was delighted to discover that it not only fit, but it looked great on.
I plan to wear this now with heels and into fall/winter with tights and boots. The fabric content (polyester/spandex) will make it easy for travel as well as every day. And it will look perfect paired with a sweater, jean jacket or blazer.
A fresh perspective can inspire incredible things – from small things like a new dress to major life changes. When you’re ready, try it and be open to the possibilities.
P.S. Thanks to Kelle for inspiring this post.