Versatile Style by Tracey

“That Girl”

Posted on: September 27, 2012

I had heard from other fashion bloggers about this phenomenon where they start getting attention for their outfits, as they become more conscious and better at putting things together.  Well, I was not at all prepared for my “That Girl” experience to happen so soon.  While waiting to go into the movie theater, I had to go to the restroom.  Upon exiting the restroom a woman got my attention from across the lobby and said, “I love your whole look!”  That was just the beginning as several more compliments came my way.  It was so much fun sitting with my husband and have  him watching the reactions I was getting.  I wish every woman could have a moment like this, and not just about her outfit,but about anything she puts an effort into.  Anyway,  I loved hearing the woman next to me,  after complimenting me, turn to her 21 year old daughter and declare she needed to go to TJMaxx to look for shoes.  I want to be a woman who inspires others.   It was so rewarding.

I have always loved looking nice and received compliments, but never to this level.  I once was complimented and then asked, “Aren’t you a stay at home mom?”  The implication was why did I dress up each time this mother had seen me.  I see that a lot,  that I break the secret code of SAHM’s and don’t conform to the jeans, plain shirts and tennis shoes mold.  While I want to inspire others and have along the way, I don’t want to make others feel less than.  I know I can not control how others perceive it, but I wish women would just be in celebration of others and not look for excuses to beat themselves up.   After my movie, while in the restroom,  It was just me and another girl dressed in a company logo t-shirt, jeans, tennis shoes and no make-up.  She glanced up and saw our reflections, then her face reddened and she turned the water off, didn’t try her hands and scooted out of the bathroom as fast as she could. My heart ached for her.  I pray that she looked at herself and is now inspired to up her game, but did not use it to beat herself up.

In conclusion, as a stay at home mother, any chance I get to go out, I am going to dress nice!  It feels great!  Looking forward to fall and cooler weather to get to layer up and add in my boots!  Still warm at 80 degrees today!

Jacket: Motto from QVC- love it tied to show my waist,but today just left it open and tied sash into a bow in back.

Top: One World- recent Burlington Coat Factory- love silver circles on bodice that jingle

Jeggings: DG2 by Diane Gillman via HSN

Shoes- Payless online- Camera does not show the sparkled studs.  Ordered the ship to store and the woman at store gasped when she saw them and said they only had the white ones in-store.  Added an orthotic  for added comfort.

Purse: Avon

Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

Pictures by my very supportive Hubby, thank you!  Can’t wait to get a new camera soon.  Right now settling for his tablet…

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Have you experienced your own “That Girl” moment?  

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1 Response to "“That Girl”"

Loved getting the details of where all your fashion pieces come from, I get to live vicariously through you. You’re just glowing my friend. Love, Robi

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