A new stage of life is exciting and scary at the same time. Isn’t that part of the thrill? My husband decided to retire last week. That’s certainly a new beginning for both of us. We’re thinking seriously of buying an RV to travel the country. Initially for several months, and if we like it, longer term. I will be blogging from the road!
Pam Lutrell and I began this series, Hit Your Style Sweet Spot, to help inspire women who are struggling with their appearance. Each week we choose a scenario to show how we dress to reach our style sweet spot. Your style sweet spot is when you feel confident about your appearance and know you’re sending the message you want people to see.
Last week we shared how we dress for BBQ season. This week we are dressing for new beginnings in our lives.
My husband and I have traveled in some remote parts of Oregon this week…stopping to shop for RV’s along the way.
If we buy an RV we’ll be staying in secluded places and casual campgrounds. Yesterday I got a running start on my possible attire…not! I missed my Style Sweet Spot by a long shot. It was the crack of dawn, here. The wind was howling, the cabin freezing and I needed caffeine in the worst possible way.
The only place to get some was the tiny cafe… 5 cabins down. I tossed on my parka, jeans, sneakers, sunnies and headscarf… then headed over. Seriously Jennifer…what were you thinking? This isn’t how I approach my normal day and it doesn’t work for me in any location.
Even though my jacket remained zipped the entire time, I felt uncomfortable. I let the casual nature of the place influence what I thought might be acceptable for me. Big mistake! My self-confidence took a hit…as well it should.
A few hours later the sun came out and we hit the road for Portland. I was freshly showered, dressed and totally in my comfort zone.
This is where I hit my Style Sweet Spot. No matter where my new stage of life takes me I need to remember what builds my confidence and what damages it.
Now lets pop over and see how Pam hits her Style Sweet Spot.
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