Sequins! Fur! Faux fur! And no real occasion for it? Yea, that’s right, your sugar momma is breaking out the fancy gear and starting a whole new trend that might confuse the bejesus out of your play-it-safe soccer mom neighbor. I took a moment and stared down my closet of eclectic dresses, gowns and flashes costumes that I bought on a whim (while on chardonnay) in Palm Springs. They have dust on them. You heard me, dust. And, why? Because I don’t have enough fancy occasions to wear them. Or at least until now…
Champagne Problem of the week is: What do you do with that fancy wardrobe that’s hanging tight until your next BFF ties the knot? I say break out the sequence gear, the flowy gown and the chiffon cocktail dress and let it rip! Don’t have butterflies about it, just throw on some strappy sandals and rock that get up like there is no tomorrow at your local wine bar, movie theater or better yet, live show. (D’Angelo is at the House of Blues July 4th…just sayin’). Just because society says you have to be somewhere fancy to wear those bold threads doesn’t mean you actually have to listen. You will turn heads in your dressed-down version of your dress up. And, you will be entering what I like to call “compliment city.” That’s where people, against what they believe in, compliment you left and right because you are being different.
People love sequence! They really do. Remember the 1920s? (Well, you probably weren’t alive, but someone you knew was. And they dressed snazzy all the time.) But, now? Now, we dress down because we are hip tomboys that are too much on the go. Let’s put that to rest for a bit and when you do, be prepared to keep your cool because people will be all, “Whoa, you’re dressed up.” And then you can be all, “No, I look nice.” And they’ll be all, “Oh, man. I want to look nice.” BOOM. You just Jedi mind tricked the person rocking converse and an over-sized sweatshirt into reconsidered they’re lifestyle. Kudos.
But, why do this? Well, you wanna live life to the fullest, right? Start by jazzing up your wardrobe at the farmers’ market. You walk down that strip with enough confidence and you’ll be getting your avocados for free. Guacamole and gowns. Now, that’s a party. Ole’!
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