Tis the season to talk about holiday dressing. What we’re wearing to Thanksgiving and holiday parties and Christmas and all the things. It’s usually one of my favorite times of the year!
It’s no secret that I LOVE dressing up, can be a bit loud in my choices, and am not afraid to go over the top. The holidays are a time when dressing like that is tolerated, even encouraged. So I love it!
Holidays look different this year, and I’m also a fan of keeping us all safe- so I’m ok with that! But beloveds, while I feel as if I’m supposed to tell you that you have to dress for yourself. And yes, you do. I don’t wear anything that I don’t love.
I would be lying if I didn’t tell you that this holiday season one of the things that I’m going to miss the most is dressing for other people.
I miss putting together outfits and walking into rooms and being seen. I miss compliments. I miss complimenting other people! We all know that there are times when women dress for other women, and I miss catching another woman’s eye and looking at each other’s outfits admiringly. Planning outfits for events and who will be there– I miss it all.
That doesn’t mean that I won’t come up with special holiday outfits.
But I also won’t lie to you about what I’m missing this year.
Maybe this holiday is one of the years where we share our outfits on social media (I also love complimenting people on IG too! It’s always so lovely when someone notices what you’ve put together!)
When I was a baby, we lived in Spain and part of how my mom entertained herself (and made me who I am today) was dressing me in a million different outfits and taking pictures of me. Yes, this has been my thing before it was a thing. And it made me think- if you’re like me and missing dressing for other people, what if we dressed for each other?!
Go ahead, plan that outfit, go all out! Take your pictures and share them- on Social Media, to friends, email me (cause I wanna tell you how good you look!). Holidays may be different, but we can still enjoy and share with each other.
So. Dressing for others. You in?