Versatile Style by Tracey

Dressing My Truth!!!!

Posted on: April 21, 2013

So, what to do when the weather switches from the 60’s and 70’s back down to the 50’s?  

Linking up with Visible Monday and Watch What I am Wearing 


If you are me, You head for those favorite navy boots and a skirt!  Not going to let this weather get me down, gonna answer back with all the spunk as sass in my arsenal!


I love the classics of this Jones New York kick-pleat skirt and am thrilled that although the scale may not be moving,my exercising is making a difference and I can now wear this size 4 that I thought would wait until goal next fall!  I think I am going to hem this shirt to work better for my petite height….

As I was putting on make-up and doing my hair, wearing this outfit, my wonderful ADD brain went to wander.  I thought about how much I love these classic pieces and lady-like skirts, which triggered my brain back to childhood.  You see my mother was frequently telling me my behavior was unladylike.  She grew up in a privileged life and went to private schools and  had a driver.  A daughter who did cartwheels and loved to spin in circles to twirl out her dresses was a shock to her system.  I do love that she embraced me and just insisted I wore shorts under my dresses and encouraged me to twirl and do cartwheels! She realized it kept me from being bored and I could entertain myself…  During my teen years the “un-lady-like”  phrase came up again as I still loved my skirts and dresses, but switched to jeans and began playing touch football with the neighborhood boys and girls… She hated that I was playing a physical game with the boys, but they really didn’t do anything inappropriate and it was about the game….I can hear my sassy retort “What is so great about being lady-like!”   I was blessed that even though it went against my mother’s views and made her question me, that she never really stopped me and allowed me to be myself and actually learned to embrace and support those things!  IMG_3398I think this is all coming up since I found DRESSING YOUR TRUTH and began to recognize that I do have that blend of feminine/masculine  or ying/yang as part of my personality and that it very much carries over into my personal style.   As much as I love this classic skirt, it wouldn’t work for me without the moto jacket and boots.   

Dear Readers, I highly recommend checking this out and can’t say enough how much of a difference discovering my truth has had to boost me to higher levels of self love and acceptance.  I’ve always had those qualities and never been someone to beat myself up, but am thrilled at a new understanding and acceptance of myself that this information opened up for me….I’ve mention this before, but since it came back up again today, thought I needed to share it again.. Please remember there is no compensation for me and in fact they don’t even know I am  recommending this.  

Gratitude:   I am grateful to my husband and two youngest boys because when I found the mess they made late night in my kitchen, and complained to my husband he responded by gathering them to knock it out.  I am grateful for a great start to my day of feeling loved and valued by them pitching in and sparing me from what would have been 45 minutes of cleaning!  I am grateful for the clearing of the clouds and the sunshine!   I am grateful for cooler temps and an opportunity to wear my navy boots!  

Sunday’s Meal Plan

I had a late night and woke up late so really had brunch instead of breakfast….

Brunch– 2 Feta & Vegetable Frittatas , grapes and green tea

Snack– PB and celery

Dinner– Grilled chicken with squash and tomato casserole

Dessert– yogurt   

Under points for the day by 6….


12 Responses to "Dressing My Truth!!!!"

You do look so confident and pulled together, Tracey. Love the navy boots. I’ve heard many women have benefited from “Dressing Your Truth.” Thanks so much for sharing it with Visible Monday!

so..what DYT type are you?

I’ll have to check out Dressing Your Truth. In the meantime those boots are insanely beautiful! I also love your jacket and am so envious that you’re skinny-mini enough to wear a kick pleat. I love that style but it looks horrible on me.

Spashionista (Alicia)

I am so happy to be returning to my old self and the size I was until age 40 when my world turned upside down and the weight began pilling on, so I know what it feels like not to be able to wear certain styles. It is important to rock the body we have and find what accents our own strengths!

LOVE the boots. love them. This outfit is really a great transitional combination. The navy is brighter and fresher than black but not so springy as the spring that hasn’t quite arrived in full force yet.

I love the suede boots here. The colour is gorgeous.


I love the story about your mom. I can’t picture you being “unlady like” at all! I was such a tom boy growing up that skirts and dresses weren’t in the picture, even with shorts underneath, ha ha! Those boots are fabulous 🙂 Heather

So funny because I think there are people in my circle who would be surprised to hear that unladylike story…

Love your coat.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post.


You look wonderful, and navy blue suede boots are a fantasy! Size 4? You go girl! Gotta tell you, the length looks fabulous on you … sure you need to take it up further? Completely agree with your styling concept. Needs some edge, I agree.

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