Hide & Go Seek

I’ve finally found the cure-all for those days I’m feeling frumpy and utterly down and out about my wardrobe. One would think you just need to go down to the shopping center and pickup a darling new silk scarf or shiny bracelet to perk up an otherwise drab ensemble. But the little secret I have to share with you is guaranteed to lift your spirits and WON’T COST A DIME.

What’s the trick?

Well, just yesterday afternoon, as I was socializing with fellow ‘street fashion’ bloggers (see previous post), I walked by this woman in her early 20’s holding a clipboard and sporting a bright pink vest. Before I could avert my eyes and scamper to the other side of the sidewalk in passive aggressive ‘la la la can’t hear you’ aversion she said “Hey look at you! You’ve got great style!”. I quickened my pace and looked back only when I felt I had achieved a safe distance. I breathed a sigh of relief when I saw someone else hooked into her speech.

When the fear had faded, I paused a moment and felt the positive words begin to sink into me. “You’ve got great style!”, “You’ve got great style!”, “You’ve got great style!”… The phrase echoed over and over again inside my mind and a warm fuzzy tingled from head to toe. Then it hit me!

This same exchange happens to me so many times and I always take it for granted. These young folks working various causes are out there every day on the street corner looking for charity, and meanwhile, all of us needing a little ego boost could be gaming this whole enterprise for free compliments and fashion encouragement!

I’m telling you folks, there is a huge source of positive vibes right here ready for the taking! Here’s a testimonial from a friend who tried it:

“Wow! Thanks for your help! I went and tried your methods and a dude pointed out my muted tones and said that they made me ‘look like a rad caring person’. ”

See! If you want a quick way to feel good about what you just haphazardly threw on in the morning, take a stroll downtown past the brightly colored folks with clipboards and make sure to strike a few poses in case they miss you the first time. This is a tried and true free alternative to just adding more accessories to your wardrobe.

P.S. Not guaranteed to work with Lyndon LaRouche tablers. Mileage may vary.

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