Saturday, June 1, 2013

Rockin' the Red Dress

My red dress
Thanks to my dear friend Julia, I reconnected with The Bloggess' Traveling Red Dress. It made me realize how much I have changed as a person over this last year and how a year ago I never would have imagined being someone to own or wear a red dress.

But I do now... I bought one just the other day and I had have one for my birthday in February.

Then earlier this week Julia posted a picture of her new red dress and the comment,  "Found this at Goodwill. Kept almost talking myself out of it but the Bloggess kept popping into my head to argue with me so I gave in. :-) Every girl needs a ridiculous red dress at least once in her life!" 


Julia - my muse
For those unfamiliar with Julia's reference make sure to pop over and read The Bloggess' piece about her traveling red dress. The part that I'm sure rings true for so many of us:

"...the more I thought about it the more I realized how often we deny ourselves that red dress and all the other capricious, ridiculous, overindulgent and silly things that we desperately want but never let ourselves have because they are simply “not sensible”. Things like flying lessons, and ballet shoes, and breaking into spontaneous song, and building a train set, and crawling onto the roof just to see the stars better.  Things like cartwheels and learning how to box and painting encouraging words on your body to remind yourself that you’re worth it. And I am worth it."

It made me inspired to do a blog piece about being proud of who you are and rockin' the red! As well as be proud of who I am and acknowledge that not only am I worth things that are "not sensible", but I deserve them and have earned them. 

We all have.

So I reached out to a few of my girlfriends and asked them if they had a red dress they just rocked life in! These are the ones who have already sent me pictures of them in their red dresses and more are on the way.
Julia mugging for her hubby in the tree
 
Wendy rockin' red in her garden
 
Raven looking stunning on her front porch
I love that I have so many ladies in my life who know are willing to send me pictures of them rocking their red dresses. I'm even more thrilled that I have friends and family willing to indulge, willing to spoil themselves and know that they deserve red dresses too!

1 comment:

  1. That's awesome :) I do not own a red dress, because I do not look good in red...LOL

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