Friday, November 04, 2011
HELLO FELLOW SPARKERS!
Read my story, and if you feel the same way I encourage each of you to join THE LITTLE RED DRESS CHALLENGE!!!!
Here's the sitch:
I always wear black. Always.
Every single dressy outfit I've ever worn for an event, party, get together, even just to hang out with friends is BLACK.
So for my upcoming 21st birthday my parents and friends are taking me to this grand event at the symphony. I was trying dresses on at the store and looked down and realized that 10 out of the 11 I were trying on were black. And the other one was gray. Talk about exciting...
Then I saw this dress. Short, tight, so vibrant it looked like it was about to jump off the hanger. I the boring dresses aside and went up to it, unsure. I mean this dress was QUITE the ensemble. And 150% not my usual cup of tea.
I've always been a big girl. I am 5 foot 4 (total peanut) and I weighed 175 lbs last year. Now I'm down to 155 but still didn't feel up to the dress. But I sucked in my gut and tried it on anyway.
And I fell in love. Sure, my thighs looked bigger than normal and my stomach sort of hung out and I had to blur my eyes to keep from flinching at my love handles, but the dress was made for me. THE REAL ME. Not the me 20 lbs heavier than she should be, the me inside BEGGING for a chance at this hot tamale outfit!
I bought it. And now it's hanging on my closet door. Every time I reach for a piece of candy, I think of the dress. Every time I'm eating dinner with my friends and I contemplate fries, I see the dress. I've been to the gym FOUR TIMES in the last THREE DAYS and every time I go I fantasize about sashaying in the dress in December.
Don't get me wrong ladies, I like black. It's slimming, comfortable, definitely not eye catching. It's like the perfect background music: pretty but doesn't hold your attention. Which is usually what I prefer looks wise. I prefer to stun with my wit and personality. And I wear makeup and earrings so IF people notice me it seems pleasant. But I never strive to ATTRACT attention. I feel like a LOT of women (and men!) feel this why.
WHAT THE HECK????
WHY DO WE DO THIS?
I feel like I (we) deserve to ATTRACT.
Not just please the eye.
We deserve to STAND OUT.
Not just to be present.
Screw all those little black dresses that fade into the background, we deserve
A LITTLE RED DRESS!!!!!!!
So weather you buy it now, save it for a goal completion, plan to get one for a future event, or just picture it in your mind use "the little red dress" as motivation and make it work for you!
I have set up a challenge for myself and whoever is interested in joining, please message me!