I recently read a cool little book called Lessons from Madame Chic. It’s written by an American girl called Jennifer Scott, who went to study in Paris for her degree. She was placed with a well-to-do Parisian family and wrote this book about everything she learned from her experience. I can recommend it!
So, lesson number 2 is from the ever-formal Madame Chic:
IF YOU DON”T LOVE IT, DON”T BUY/BORROW/OWN/WEAR IT.
How many times have you accepted an item of clothing or accessories from a friend and wore it even though you didn’t really like it, just so not to offend them?
Or bought items that you didn’t really like, but felt would “do the job” in a moment of panic?
I’m not suggesting you start throwing your birthday and Christmas gifts back in the face of the generous giver, but rather that if you genuinely don’t like something, don’t wear it out of obligation. And if you have the chance to be honest and tell the person that you don’t like it without offending them, be brave!
And if you don’t truly LOVE an item, don’t spend your precious money on it, even if it means you have to wear your old faithful LBD to the party instead of following the host’s request for “something gold”- wear a gold accessory instead. Better to offend your host and look fabulous than to please your host and look offensive!
Imagine how amazing it would feel to love everything in your wardrobe….home/life?! Then, every day you would feel that happy feeling you get when you are wearing something you love.
If you’re worried that you only love a few things you own and need the rest to give your look variety… then tune in for tomorrow’s lesson…