I shop too much. There, I admitted it. I spend far too much money on clothes, money that I could be putting towards important things like buying a flat, or a car. But instead I buy pretty things. And, you know what? They do make me feel good. Wearing a dress with a skirt that flares out makes me feel happy. I love it when I jump the last step in a staircase and my dress balloons out, like a parachute. I love HUGE skirts, skirts that lift up when you spin around. I like spending almost every day feeling like I'm going to a party.
The real reason why I wear dresses all the time is really that. They make me feel a little bit better about myself. I do not feel nice in trousers, or jeans. They never fit me right and I feel self conscious and uncomfortable. Dresses make me feel... well, like ME. An incredibly therapeutic exercise is to look at your wardrobe and remove everything that you don't LOVE. It'll make you feel so good, trust me. And you'll be able to close your wardrobe door again!
There's a great online campaign at the moment called Glad Rags, focused around International Women's Day for the charity Platform 51. The aim is to break the stigma around mental health by asking women to talk about things they wear that make them feel good about themselves. What do you wear that makes you feel good about yourself? Is there something you wear every day or is it just your general style? I am curious.
If you're like to know more about the campaign, check out Platform 51's website here.