We are all familiar with the reports of horse, dog, and cat whisperers, to name a few. FYI: I may be a dress whisperer. My story starts last year. In a previous post, I mentioned my volunteer work at Dress for Success Palm Beaches. Many clothing donations come into our boutique weekly. Volunteers sort the donations looking for business-appropriate apparel. Items, not meeting those guidelines, are resold at our charity pop up shopping events. As a Career Coach at Dress for Success Palm Beaches, I assist our clients in resume writing and job interviewing skills. Our goal is to empower women to achieve economic independence success.
I experienced an unusual event while on duty at the boutique. An incredible silver-sequined dress with a low black mesh back called to me as we were sorting clothes. Yes, the dress sang as the sirens did in Greek mythology. I looked at the alluring dress. I really loved the bling and open back, but I thought the style was not age-appropriate…. a comment rarely uttered by me.
Every fall Dress for Success Palm Beaches holds its annual pop up sale. We love this event. The opening night extravaganza has many great resale bargains. On this night, I worked the checkout line and did not shop. After we closed, I decided to peruse the racks. Turning to the first rack, I saw the siren…. yes, my silver-sequined dress. Without a moment’s hesitation, I took the dress to the cashier. On the drive home, I asked myself, “What are you going to do now?”
The dress remained in my closet for more than six months. I did not show it to anyone…. afraid of a negative critique. Then I bravely decided to let the fashion community comment on its appropriateness. I decided to model my dress for Ageless Style.
Calling all fashionistas, I need your help.
Should I confidently wear my dress…or tuck it away in the closet?
I would love to hear from you.
This year’s annual pop up sale will be held October 11-14, 2018 at the Palm Beach Outlet in West Palm Beach, FL. The opening night is October 11th. The sale is open to the public October 12-14.
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Have a great week,