Nothing is more fun than an outfit that shows off your Best Features. There may be some things I will never have (aka, cleavage), but my mamma did give me a long pair of legs.
The thing about Best Features is that they need to be framed, highlighted, and exaggerated so that they will be properly noticed and appreciated-- thus the micro mini and the platform shoes. (In truth, my legs actually aren't that long, and they are not skinny at all, but I can fool the eye with these tricks!)
I had just gotten home from running errands when I realized that I could take a "Lolita" photo in this outfit and make a saucy Etsy Listing for this blanket!
Here I am, about to trade in some clothes and convince the UPS guys to accept my package to Canada despite the issues with the Customs office due to the Canadian Postal Strike (over today, thank god!).
They were convinced.
This is one of my very favorite dresses, a 1960s cotton blend, simple and sweet. I was surprised that I liked the pastel blue/green color palette, which is lighter than most things in my closet, but somehow it works for me. And it matches abalone, my favorite jewelry. I love abalone because it is blue, green, pink, and silver, and it makes me feel connected to the sea, my spiritual home. (I am part Selkie.)
Take a moment to think about your best features, and what you have done to bring them out lately. They do change over time, and some of us are just naturally built more for utility than decoration; but I believe that everyone has at least one thing about their appearance that is a potential stand-out. I propose that it is worth it to put time/money/effort into taking care of that feature, and showcasing it... it shows that you have a sense of your self, and that confidence makes other people feel more comfortable around you.
If you have ever seen someone that is famous for their beauty first thing in the morning, wearing a wrinkled t-shirt and no makeup, then you have noticed how much of appearance is about directing the eye and creating an illusion. Some "beautiful" people are actually not even attractive at all before they put their face (important) and their attitude (essential) on! But you don't have to be a movie star to allow yourself to treat your eyes or your hands or your lips or your feet like they are precious and worth insuring for a million dollars.
Now got get em!