I love quotes, and this is one of my favorites regarding one’s personal appearance:
“I can’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little, if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny and it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny” – Coco Chanel
Coco was oh-so-wise, and judging from her many male suitors she had no problem of lack of dates with destiny! I think it’s also wise that she says that fixing yourself up is a polite thing to do. I, for one, quite frankly get tired of seeing a sea of sweats, baseball caps and either too baggy or too tight clothes on everyone. Men, women, children, old and young have all seemed to have adopted a universal uniform of blandness. Gray, navy and beige reign supreme. Blah, dull and sloppy are paramount.
I really, really try to “fix myself up a little” each day. I like to mix vintage pieces with contemporary and add some cool accessories. I try to wear COLOR! each day. I love wearing textured “tactile” clothing such as cashmere, angora, linen, and silk.
I sheepishly admit that I haven’t had many “dates with destiny” lately…but as Coco says…maybe today will be the day. I try to be ready for any possibilities. 😉