My 30×30 challenge isn’t over yet. However, I’ve been home sick for a couple of days and I felt like I needed a pick me up. And breaking out of my capsule wardrobe felt like the ideal way to do that. I needed a jolt of colour, something fun to make me feel like myself again after days in bed.
Last weekend a friend dropped around a bag of clothes for me. She’d been cleaning out her wardrobe and brought over her cast-offs for me to look through. One of the items in the bag was a gorgeous teal body-con dress. I instantly fell in love with the colour and the draped shoulder detail, but I was nervous about actually wearing this dress. I tend to shy away from body -con styles because I find them incredibly intimidating. I don’t like clothes that cling and show off all my curves and swerves. I always feel a bit…exposed in body-con cuts. But as the temperature continued to climb this week, that teal wonder was whispering to me, tempting me to give it a whirl.
The final push I needed came in the form of Dia&Co’s Try-Day Friday challenge. Every week on Instagram and Facebook, Dia&Co put out the call for followers to wear something that scares them, to try wearing something that they feel a teensy bit intimidated by. I’m a huge believer in trying new things and taking leaps when you feel a bit stagnant. And after a few days of feeling unwell and the tail-end of my 30×30 challenge, the Try Day Friday message was a wakeup call to me. I threw on the pretty teal dress and rocked it.
I am wearing:
- Teal body con dress from 7 Angels
- Vintage tan sandals
- Silver hoop earrings
I’m so glad that I took the Try Day Friday challenge and gave this dress a chance. While it definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, I felt summery and cool in my slinky little dress. The bright colour was ideal for the hot weather and I felt proud of myself for trying it out. It’s been a long time since I’ve worn something this far out of my comfort zone, and it kind of helped me to feel like myself again after what I’ve felt has been kind of a low-key month in the style department.