“The $1,000,000 Dress”

When I wake up in the morning, one of the many thoughts that pops into my head is “What am I going to wear today”? Often times this thought leads to arduous rummaging through my closet picking, mixing and matching an outfit together to “make my day”. Typically, I overlook my “special” tops, pencil skirts and dresses and aim for something casually cute (Unless there is some “special“ occasion to experience)!

On Saturday, September 26th, while looking for an outfit for work, I kept coming across my favorite black Calvin Klein button-front, collar dress! I previously thought that it should *only* be worn on extraordinary occasions because of its dazzling “glove-fit” and quality! This dress, although it is black, POPS and when I put it on I look and feel like “$1,000,000”!!!! (I love Calvin Klein’s dresses<3)

Well, on this particular day, Shortly after the third failed attempt to find something to wear, a word came to me, “Stop overlooking the ‘million dollar dress'”! So, I stopped overlooking my Calvin dress, and put it on! WOOOO! Ladies, let me tell you I looked fierce! As soon as the lining hit my skin, I knew that day would be a grand day! At that moment I realized that I am so worth looking and feeling this great everyday no matter where I go or whom I see!

Ladies we’ve all been guilty of using one of the following phrases with regards to how we dress:

“I don’t care! nobody is here to see me”
“There is no one here for me to impress”
“I don’t care how I look to other people, it’s just a gym/supermarket/work/_______(fill in your blank)”

But, Today, let us dispose of this old mindset and put into motion a lifestyle of looking and feeling wonderful everyday! Let’s be real, do you really have a problem with allowing your internal worth to be made perceptible and emulate through what you wear? of Course not! What we do and what we wear should ultimately be for us and make us happy! When you go to the supermarket, go ahead and put on your favorite pair of jeans! When you go to the gym, GIRL, put on your favorite pair of diamond studs? When you get ready for work in the morning, get dressed like you are somebody important… because you absolutely are your own VIP!

Ladies, What is it for you? What makes you feel like $1,000,000? Find out and take advantage of it! That “$1,000,000” Calvin Klein dress made my day! I walked with more confidence and poise because I knew I looked just as good as I am on the inside! And let me tell you, I am a lady of great worth and value! And you must have that very same perception of yourself! Not in pride, but in confidence!

TODAY, I challenge you to stop overlooking that “$1,000,000 dress” no matter what form it may come in! First, you must be determined to only wear the things that make you feel great! Stop saving things for months and months hoping to wear it…WEAR IT TODAY! Because, Guess what?? (Say “what”?) There will never be another day like today!

Secondly, you must commit to getting rid of the things that are less than fabulous! You know exactly what I am talking about! Those jeans that have a hole in the upper-inner thigh area, the skirt with the torn seem, or the busted shoes that really should have been thrown away 3 months ago (I’m guilty and actually threw away a pair last night…man were they busted and I felt busted when I wore them…lol)! Perhaps it is the blouse that is too big or too tight; either way you don’t feel comfortable or confident in it! You are constantly tugging, tucking, and adjusting! Not good!!! Stop wearing the things that you hope and pray nobody sees you in! Just stop it!

Ladies, the bottom line is that YOU deserve to feel fabulous day in and day out… even when you think the people you will see, or places to which you are going are insignificant. It has to be for you 🙂 So, are you with me? Will you accept the challenge, and bring to an end the habit of disregarding those “special” pieces that allow you to take pleasure in that “$1,000,000 dress feeling”? Of course you do! So let’s get to it!

Here’s to looking and feeling like a “$1,000,000” everyday!

~StylReesta <3

3 thoughts on ““The $1,000,000 Dress”

  1. Wow! I can’t count the amount of times that I overlook my $1,000,000 dress on a daily basis! I always find myself passing over my most flattering outfits because I’m in a rush, don’t really care that day, don’t have anyone “special” to meet, or anywhere “special” to go. When I add all of those days together I cover almost my entire calendar lol.

    This article really made me rethink my methods. I will definitely make more of an effort to look my best every single day so that I can feel good about myself, and physically show the world what I have to offer (as much as we don’t like to admit, your appearance is a huge factor in how people perceive you).

    Thanks Stylreesta for that tidbit of wisdom 🙂

  2. i don’t mean to sound a little man-hungry, but i mean, for all u single ladies… u never know where you may meet your future “boo”, “husband”, “boyfriend” whatever, and i’m pretty sure you dont want to be in holey highwater sweats and turtle neck that u had when you were 12

    1. Haha! Yes, so true, we do not want to be caught in “holey highwater sweats and turtle neck” from when we were twelve! I’ve met countless men in random, but safe places… i.e. gas company paying a bill, the gym, the supermarket, the Verizon store! And although they may not be the man I will marry, it pays to look good at all times… bc you never know! Check out Christine Pembleton’s Blog http://www.readytobeawife.blogspot.com/2009/01/getting-into-dating-scene.html on getting back into the dating scene! A great Read! 🙂

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