Monday, March 14, 2011

You're So Vain...

Carly's looking good and singing good
...I bet you think this post is about you. The mystery of who Carly Simon was singing this to in the 1970's still lives on. But you know if this post is about you!

Some of my clients and friends have mentioned they feel if they dress well, putting time and energy into the process, they will be perceived as vain or self involved. I contend that dressing well and putting your best self forward is just a way of life. Why not look and feel good? Why not make the time for it? Don't we do our best at work, raising kids, raising pets, running races, working on our homes, being a good friend and partner?

Marianne Williamson famously wrote, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually who are you not to be? There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you."

So, there. Take that people who think looking good (which equates to feeling good and fabulous) is vain and self-serving. Just watch the looking good, feeling good,  people of the world take it over. Hmmm...perhaps they already have?

I mean, really, dressing well and appropriately isn't vain, it's fun and relevant...It's always a great idea to Love What You Wear- and this post isn't about you!

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