I have always had an appreciation for great clothes that fit well. I guess it started back when I was a teenager. By the age of 13 I was six feet tall and back then there weren’t a lot of options. My mom and I would tirelessly shop for pants and dresses that fit my very slender and tall body. In the end I would usually end up settling for clothes that I didn’t really like or that truly fit.
We didn’t have a lot of money. Sometimes my mom would make my clothes. She was a great seamstress, but I longed to look like my well dressed friends and like the models on the covers of Shape, Glamour, and Vogue.
I loved fashion so much that I decided to major in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing in college. What I didn’t understand going into it was that I still didn’t have the money to dress the part.
I was told that I wasn’t dressed well enough for the part of a sales associate. Ouch.
During my senior year I spent a semester in the field working for a major department store in Florida. Often, I found myself being put into a more backend staging position.
During my exit interview I was told that I wasn’t dressed well enough for the part of a sales associate. Ouch. The truth was I still didn’t have money to buy the clothes I loved so much and wanted to so badly. I returned home to Tennessee to finish my degree.
As I started to interview for jobs I found myself with an offer to go into a business setting as a management trainee. The job had absolutely nothing to do with retail. I took it and I excelled becoming the first female district manager in the history of this national company. I was able to finally afford to dress the part.
Yoga Transformed Me And My Wardrobe
As time went on other opportunities presented themselves, but I never stepped back into a retail setting. My love for fashion and for clothes that fit well and spoke to who I was did not die.
It really wasn’t until I started practicing yoga that I truly found myself and my style. As the universe works in mysterious ways I was deemed “best dressed” by my fellow teacher trainees during my first training. One of may nods from the universe that I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Before I came home to myself I dressed in what I thought was appropriate for my age, status, or job. As I began to find and free myself from those roles I began to find clothing that more accurately spoke to who I am ~ a more casual, carefree, loving life kind of person. After becoming closed down by many traumatic events in my life, I was now opening up to all the possibilities of life.
As I began to sport a look more in line with the new me I also began to notice my closet had a lot of little orange labels ~ otherwise known as Lucy Activewear ~ hanging around.
Just let me say that although I love to keep up with the latest fashion, my clothes must be comfortable, casual, and able to stand the test of life – all of life. An early start of meditation and carpooling, breakfast and clean-up, errands and lunches, walks, teaching, work outs and yoga class, shopping, dinner, and catching a little family time or relaxation with friends.
Find Your Go-To Attire
You know those clothes – that 10 percent that becomes your go-to attire, the ones that even though you have a closet full of other clothes you are bummed when you realize that outfit is dirty and you want to wear it today? Lucy Activewear are those clothes for me. So when they called to ask me if I would be an ambassador and regular blogger I was thrilled.
Because, in the end everyday we get up and get dressed. We all do the best we can where we are, and I am fortunate at this stage in my life to have choices for how I dress and to be able to express more of who I am everyday and Lucy Activewear helps me do just that. Let’s go Lucy!