Just Dress Up

Dress: Ruthie Grace (same) | Shoes: Thrifted (Old Navy) | Earrings: c/o Happiness Boutique 
 Bag: Thrifted | Scarf: Vintage 
**Photos by Jana Kay Photography**

I don't know about you but I fully believe in the power of clothes! The power that they can transform you and take you to another place! I always say that clothes are magic because they can transport you to another country, into a story, or onto a new and exciting adventure. However, I also firmly believe in the power of clothes to make you feel better, happier, almost like a therapeutic pick me up:)

I can't tell you the number of times I have found myself in a gloomy cloud after being weighed down with projects or staying home for consecutive days. It's not that I don't like working on projects or staying home, but when I stay home I look like a "bum".....seriously no joke! If I know I am not going anywhere my hair goes up in a messy bun, I don't put any makeup on, and I throw on an over sized Tshirt and yoga pants (I have even been known to stay in my pajamas). However, what I have noticed is that I can get into a weird mood, almost like you feel a bit depressed, and the one thing that always helps me to feel better is to take time and pamper myself.

Even if I am not going anywhere, taking the time to get ready, do my hair, put on makeup, and pick out a cute outfit always boosts my spirits! What boosts them even more is getting dressed up to go out of the house....for me this usually just means going to run errands, take pictures, or hit a couple thrift stores, but it is always fun to feel "dressed up" to do those things:) Other times I might just over dress for an event, church, or a lunch date because WHY NOT! Overdressing is my forte and it is part of who I am:)

The next time you are feeling down, take the time to DRESS UP! I don't care if you are staying home, running errands, or actually have somewhere to go. Look in your closet and pick out something that makes you happy, makes you feel the most YOU and wear it with confidence! Wear the ruffly dress, put on the sparkly shoes, swipe on the red lipstick, and reach for the dangle earrings!!!

- Madison 


5 comments

  1. You look amazing! I totally relate with you on this subject- I love being able to pick out new outfits and combos in my closet and dress up! It makes me feel like a little girl again and just overall SO much happier. It always brightens up my day if I take the time to get a lil fancy, or just put on an outfit that makes me feel good about myself :) My friend who is a hairdresser always says, "life is too short to have boring hair!" and for me the same applies to my clothes. lol!

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  2. You look so beautiful, Madison! I love your dress & bag - can't believe you found that thrifted! What a steal :)

    I'm totally the same way with the mood/dressing sad thing. I've been in a rut for a few months now, and I definitely feel better when I dress properly. Great advice x

    -Jacqueline
    http://www.jackieomy.com/

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  3. I just came across your blog and I've fallen in love with your outfits, photos and words! This post really spoke to me as I've been going back and forth over my wardrobe for a long time, feeling like it's not quite "me" enough and ending up wearing clothes that are just...fine, but not anything special. I'm feeling very inspired by your outfits to start creating more interesting ones again!
    Sian xx Rebel Angel

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  4. Your outfit here is beautifully styled and I like the name of this post, Just Dress Up, couldn't agree with you more it's wonderful to dress up for the sake of it, reminds me of playing dress up as a kid. The whole point of fashion is to have fun with style and most importantly embrace it.

    You look beautiful and love the way you've tied the scarf to your gorgeous bag, stunning outfit.

    Laura xo
    www.shehearts.net

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  5. Yes! Dressing up and fixing up a little can make all the difference! It definitely makes me feel more motivated and productive :)

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