Shirt: Caslon, Pants: adidas, Sandals: Steve Madden, Sunglasses: Jee Vice
When I was a kid, I used to dream about becoming a fashion designer and attending New York Fashion Week. Now, I wonder what life would be like if I had taken that route--a life consumed by clothes. I still believe in the power of clothes to build a woman's confidence and help her express her personality, but I don't agree that you need a million-dollar wardrobe to do this. And you definitely don't need to spend your time wishing for more and more stuff.
I had an interesting conversation with a friend last weekend about how freeing it can be to remove thoughts of want from your mind. There are so many more important things in your life. I love the fashion industry for the innovation and fun it creates, but it seems that, all too often, women concerned by style get distracted by looking the part and easily forget about being the person they are trying so hard to look like. In my opinion, it's far more important to be a cool, confident, organized, happy woman than it is to look like one. The funny thing about this whole thought is that the more you become the person you want to be, the better you will look because you will have more confidence. (And we all know that confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.)