I was at a conference recently and one morning, from the 5th floor I spotted a woman down below in the lobby in an awesome dress that caught my eye. Black and white geometrical pattern, short black sweater over the top…I loved it!
Once I was downstairs, getting some coffee, awaiting my next session to begin, who do I run into, but the woman in the cute dress! I compliment her, her shoes are super cute too. Unbeknownst to me, she is the speaker in my next session.
As I watched her for the next hour doing her thing, I began to think, I could totally rock that dress!
Now for many of you, this may not seem like any big earth shattering thought, but for me it was. You see, I have spent the last nine years working in warehouses, my last experience being with Amazon. Jeans, t-shirt, hair clip and off I’d go! I had professional business attire, but did not incorporate dresses into my wardrobe. We didn’t go out a lot on the weekends with the schedule I had, so it never really made sense for me to get a dress. I also felt too big to wear what I considered dainty clothes. I simply have not worn a dress in years! My husband and I were trying to figure out recently the last time I wore one…sometime near 2003!
I was so inspired by the thought that I could actually wear this dress, however, that I Googled the darn thing on the break and found it online at Nordstroms. I ordered it immediately! It makes me laugh thinking about it. I was almost embarrassed at ordering it. I was really embarrassed when it arrived…I snuck it off to my closet right away where I could hide it until I had a chance to try it on when no one else was around! It fits perfectly by the way!
Why after all this time would I feel so compelled to order this dress? I spoke in a previous post about things my husband has done for me, especially in my jeans and t-shirt days, that I considered sweet and thoughtful, romantic if you will.
Well, that man has always loved me in a dress, he reminds me of this regularly; each time, of course, I roll my eyes and scoff at the suggestion.
Ordering this dress is my romantic gesture to him. I may be out of my comfort zone, but he will love it…he will appreciate the thought. I might find I actually might like wearing it!
He is gone this week on a fishing trip but we have date night planned when he comes back. Will see if I am brave enough to bust out the dress!