‘My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful’ – Abram L. Urban.
It is important to dream. Without a dream, there is no direction or focus in life. To dream is to long for something which isn’t always achievable; that’s why it is a dream, there is a sense of unattainability.
However I believe that with the support of those who love you the most around you, anything is possible. And if they can’t always be there physically, then they are there spiritually; sometimes through what you wear.
I find that when I know that I’ve got a tough day at work ahead, I will put on the diamond ring that I inherited from my Grandma. Knowing that I’m wearing something that she once wore gives me comfort, and the fact that I have a little piece of her with me makes me feel more confident as I know that she thought the world of me.
This idea of sentiment through what you wear translates to clothes. I used to have a favourite dress that I wore constantly on nights out with friends. Every time I wore it, I had the best time! So now I’ve started wearing it through the day instead; every time that I wear it and catch myself in the mirror, memories from those nights come flooding back to me and, regardless of what kind of day I’ve been having so far, it makes me smile.
Additionally there’s my fabulous classic black-and-white Alexander McQueen skull scarf that I received as a present for my 21st birthday. It helped me get my first job after University so now I know that I will wear it for every job interview to come because, to me, it feels lucky.
I think it’s good to have those special items in your wardrobe that make you feel positive and uplifted. They will make you feel stronger when you’re going about your daily business, especially at work.
It is important to feel empowered at work in order to reach those career aspirations, or dreams that don’t always seem within reach. Sometimes it’s not always about wearing the latest trends to get the best personal sense of style, it’s about wearing the things that are most representative of you and help you to be the best version of yourself. So make sure you always have things in your wardrobe that you can wear that make you feel like your worthy, or remind you of a time when you did feel worthy. Because, ladies, how are you ever going to reach high enough to achieve those dreams without a little someone (or, in this case, something) to give you that push?