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My kind of witch

It’s Halloween! 

I’ve had loads of costumes over the years but never did dress up like a witch.

But .. If I had, I’d want to be Samantha Stevens. Funny. Smart. Sexy.  Capable in the kitchen and the board room.  Able to easily deflect nosy neighbors (Mrs. Cravitz) and meddling relatives (Endora).

All in kitten heels.  Me-ow!  

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Categories: Attitude, Confidence at any age, Fashion, Holidays, Random observations, Uncategorized, Women | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A fashion revelation

Years ago, I used to wear a suit every day to work. Jacket. Shoulder pads. Hose. Heels. You name it.

I don’t wear dresses for work much anymore. This is for several reasons; the dress code in my office is “business casual.”    I’m pretty comfortable working in pants, not to mention.. warm.   And… I’m heavier than I was in those “suit-wearing days.” Definitely packing more “junk” in the “trunk”  than I did back in the day. 

Still .. sometimes it just feels good to feel feminine and dresses do that for me. So do heels.  When I feel good in something, the number on the tag fades away. When I walk with confidence, with my shoulders back and a wide smile across my face, I feel I can do anything.   The reaction, however,  can be a little unsettling and here’s why:  sometimes in the course of the business day, I cross paths with people I’ve never met. They don’t know me. They don’t know that I used to be thin. They don’t know that I once wore single-digit sizes.  

Here’s what I realized recently:   They don’t care.

It’s not the dress or the heels. 

It’s me.

They’re reacting to me.   A comfortable, confident woman who feels good enough in her own skin to allow herself to shine on this day, and they’re not looking for a number on the tag.

They’re seeing me. My light. My presence. Me.

Categories: Attitude, Confidence at any age, Fashion, Life, Life Lessons, Random observations, Relationships, Uncategorized, Useful Information, Wisdom, Women | Tags: , , , , , , | 12 Comments

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