|[J.Crew hat, Raison d’Etre jacket, Gap sweater, Anthropologie dress + clutch, Breckelles flats]
Some days I’ll be halfway through my routine of getting dressed in the morning only to realize I’ve been dressing for other people. It’s usually a dead giveaway this is happening when I get super fussy about my outfit and nothing feels right. And I don’t mean to say that ‘dress to impress’ is wrong; it’s necessary for lots of situations. Whether business or social interactions, appearance shows maturity and competence. But the bad version starts when I’m comparing myself to others. That question of ‘what will so-and-so think of this’ floats in my head, wrecking every wardrobe option. In the end it’s a total catch-22: I lose because I can’t please everyone and all day I’m uncomfortable in my own skin. So yesterday’s outfit was an effort to push back against those feelings. I mixed flirty with edgy and finally pulled out the spring-worthy slip dress that’s been hiding in my closet.