Sometimes I’ll listen to pod casts and audio books on my long drives to and from classes and work. Not too long ago, I was listening to “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” – it brought something to my attention and I wanted to share with you all what I heard and what I took from it.
The author (or I guess the person reading the book aloud) said “If you always dress in sweatpants, you’ll begin to look like you belong in sweatpants”. At first, I was slightly offended, thinking Who does this woman think she is telling people what they should or shouldn’t wear?? She has no right… But then I thought about it while reflecting on my own life a little bit. Wait… She actually may be right…
You see, I had been feeling not-so-great about how I looked. I felt like I looked sloppy. My skin was always flaring up, my hair always frizzy, and I was always dressed in leggings and sweatshirts. I’m going to be completely honest here and admit that I felt… ugly. I realized that by not taking pride in myself by dressing myself in clothes that allow me to look and feel confident, I wasn’t taking care of other aspects of my life like my hair and skin, almost like I felt like I didn’t deserve to look good. And it started to really show.
So I challenged myself. I challenged myself to not wear leggings outside the house for an entire week. While I did wear leggings a time or two, I ended up wearing jeans even more after the week was over. And I felt great in them. I was taking better care of myself and my overall appearance. Not only did I feel like I looked better, but I felt happier and I felt more respected. I felt more confident to approach people and situations. I felt proud.
It’s definitely true that when you dress better, you feel better. I encourage all of you to put your best foot forward by dressing like you care. You’ll feel so much better, knowing that you put effort into yourself.
Something that really helped me feel like I was putting pride in myself was rocking this stunning watch from JORD (HUGE shout out to my best friend for being my photographer for the day and helping to capture how gorgeous this watch is). I can’t stop staring at it. It’s like this watch was made for me – the face is in one of my favorite colors and the wood gives it a very natural vibe (The style is Frankie 35 in Dark Sandalwood & Mint). It was a great conversation piece and I felt great while wearing it! It’s wild how a small accessory has such a powerful impact on how you feel and how you look.
I would strongly recommend that you check out the super cool watches that JORD offers – whether it’s for you or as a gift for a loved one [you know, Valentine’s day is right around the corner ; ) ]. The watches are high quality, durable and they look great. These hand-crafted, luxury men’s and women’s watches come in a variety of styles and colors so anyone can find their perfect match. These watches also come protected in a luxurious box to help them last a lifetime!
I have something exciting to share – JORD is hosting a giveaway for all of you! Everyone who enters will be entered to win a $100 gift code to use on the JORD site. 1 person will win, but everyone else will receive a $25 gift code just for entering! The giveaway ends on January 29th so be sure to enter so you can “dress to impress” with one of their beautiful watches! (Once the contest is over, JORD will send your codes and you’ll have until April 30th to use them!) Click here to head over to the webpage to enter the giveaway!
*I received this watch for free in exchange for a featured post. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.*