I’ve spent the better part of my life wanting to be cool. Wanting to be trendy. But I’ve always been convinced that I am too fat, too old, too cheap (trendy = money!), too conservative.
It’s taken me 21 years to realise that it doesn’t matter (to an extent) what you look like, or what you wear, as long as your number 1 accessory is CONFIDENCE.
In a couple of weeks, we’ll be heading to Sydney with inlaws who are coming from across a huge pond to visit. I am already going through all my clothes to figure out what I’ll wear out for drinks with friends, to Mary Poppins, to the zoo…it’s much more stressful than perhaps I should allow it to be.
I go shopping and I hate everything I try on. It’s ridiculous. It seems like everything is either to young, too old, too tight etc. and nothing seems to be made well.
I’ve added a couple of staple pieces to my wardrobe lately, but it feels like I see something, it’s ok, I buy it, then I hate it. And “I have nothing to weeeeeear!” Even when I do have an outfit that seems like it should fit in, I don’t have the confidence to go with it.
You know what I’d love? A day session with a stylist and an unlimited credit card. Wouldn’t we all? It’s hard to do the delicate balance of dressing appropriately for your age and your body shape while also trying to be practical (especially for mums who are often pushing prams, carrying kids/bags and everything else) and pulling it all off while looking and feeling fabulous.
Now, if I only knew what store had Confidence on sale this week…