Thursday, May 1, 2014
What I Wore: Like a Spy
What I Wore: Sweater (Similar Here), Skirt (Popbasic), Shoes (Old Navy), Necklace (Popbasic)
It's May, guys. I feel like there ought to be color, April showers bring and all that, right? Pastels and florals- that's Fashion's spring. Aaaaand.... here I am.
In all black.
Like a spy.
I say that to make it sound all cool, and maybe make you think I go around life with James Bond film scores playing in the background (which, no joke, they were while I wrote this, but in general...not so much), instead of saying "all black like a funeral." But the truth is, I really did feel cool in this outfit, even if it seems to contradict our need for warmer weather. It's hard to go wrong in black anyway, but the play of different textures kept it interesting, allowing for that monochrome color scheme to make my statement for me.
More recently, I learned another trick from a TED Talk for gaining a quick boost of confidence, which is to stand or sit in powerful poses for about two minutes. Think Superman's iconic stance- feet wide apart and firmly planted with hands on hips. Any stance where you are firmly grounded and taking up space will lower the chemicals in the body associated with stress and will boost up testosterone- the chemical that stimulates confidence- temporarily. Try it the next time you need to be interviewed, talk to a group, or lead a meeting.
What makes you feel more confident?