But see, now it's the first day of spring, I open my email and see this ad, beautiful shades of pinks, oranges and fuchsia, and gosh am I inspired to break from the monotony and try something different!!! Now I'm not saying that I'm going out and buying a dress, but one who is modest in the way that they dress themselves can still incorporate color into their safe wardrobe.
If this ad doesn't inspire you to douse your wardrobe in some vivacious color, I don't know what will? The yellow backdrop alone just screams at me, HELLO SUNSHINE!!!! Then you add in those beautiful shades, they're gorgeous. The email was entitled, "Be flirty. Be bold. Be you." Well now! I'm not very flirty, but I'm flirting with the idea of changing things up a bit, I'm banking that when I do that, my self-esteem will get a very large boost in a positive direction.
So I went and "shopped all dresses", my department left something to be desired, however I will note that ONE designer consistently caught my eye! Now there is one woman who knows that just because a woman has curves, doesn't mean she has to dress frumpish, she doesn't have to always wear dark shades (like me) and she can be beautiful no matter her size. She understands what it is and what it means to see beautiful, dress beautiful and lastly be beautiful.
So these are the few selections that caught my eye. I've learned to flatter my figure, so I know that an empire dress like the the first two will take your attention away from my mid-section and bring focus to an area that I much more comfortable with, and have you looking more at my face than the disaster that is or may be. The last dress, well that was just a fun dress, I know even if I were slimmer, I probably wouldn't wear something that hugged my curves so well, but it was so beautiful, full of color and it just wowed me and made me dream a little.
You've reached the point in my blog post where I go into my CD Rant (perhaps I can sway you to consider this my observations?):
So I wanted to point out something to the stylists and the marketing designers of the ad, first thing I noticed about the ad, was "Be Flirty, Be Bold, Be You", all of the women are beautiful, they're sexy, their flirty, except the one in the orange dress, she appears to be awkward and out of place in that ad. Then when I went looking at all dresses in my department, I did not see ONE dress that looked similar to the ad, and when I did hone in on the dresses I did like, they happened to be all from one designer who had just about all of their models in the SAME SHOES? Seriously? I like shoes, I like cute shoes, I like sandals, flats are nice, why do they have the same shoe on with each and every dress I chose? Were there not any different selections available? Lastly, I wanted to say that I while I can appreciate a beautiful dress, I personally am not drawn to a dress that will hug my every curve. When I think of plus size, I don't think 14, I was really thin at 14, I'd love to see a REAL plus sized model. Shoot, I volunteer myself, make me look good in a dress!!!
Well that's it for this CD and Closet Fashionista, sharing my two cents,