Dress sponsored by Cleo Madison
It’s a funny thing, but dresses used to intimidate me.
Growing up, I was never the stylish one. I was interested in fashion, but never wanted to wear anything to draw attention to myself. (Or to draw attention to myself, period.) So, t-shirts and jeans typically won out, all the way through college.
I could never understand the girls who effortlessly throw on a dress and some earrings, and make it look so chic and yet so simple. But secretly, I always wanted to be one. Imagine how easy it would be to just pull on a dress and be good to go! Instead, I struggled with keeping everything from riding up too high, or coming down too low. And let’s not even get into static cling.
Now as a mom, it’s just easier to throw on jeans, or dare I say, leggings. Why bother with a dress? I’ll probably be crawling around on the floor with my littles, or have them tugging at it, causing a “wardrobe malfunction”.
But you know what? I’m a newfound believer in the power of dresses. Dresses are breezy, forgiving, involve one article of clothing, and even though you feel comfortable, you look cute. What was I thinking prior to this?
I’m being kind of silly with this, but to dig a little deeper: life is just too short to envy what other people do and how they do it. Or worse, get bitter because you think you can’t. Life is what you make it, after all. Get out of your head and try something new. (She said to herself.)
Anyway, this dress from Cleo Madison got rave reviews, both on Instagram and in real life, when I wore it to church. Here’s a secret – it’s the softest dress I’ve ever worn. Which is not so much of a secret, since I wore it to a bridal shower and made everyone touch it just to see how soft it was.
What I appreciate about Cleo Madison is that they know the struggle of keeping it modest, and offer dresses and other styles that really do. There are styles and patterns for everyone. Plus for a boutique, their clothes are way affordable. (This dress is $33.) Definitely check them out!
So it’s your turn. What’s something you’ve avoided simply because you were afraid it wasn’t “you”?