I’m sure every woman (or at least every woman who watches Oprah) has had what she called an “a-ha” moment while watching the Oprah show. You know what I’m talking about, those moments when Oprah or one of her guests says something you just gasp at and think, “A-HA!”
Watching last week’s makeover show (a week or so late), Oprah said something that gave me such an “a-ha” I had to pause the DVR. Talking about women wearing sweats, etc. in public and not taking care of their looks, it’s easy to say you don’t care about what other people think. It’s easy for them to say it’s simpler for them to dress the way they do, easier, and they don’t give a damn what they’re wearing. But then Oprah said this, “Get cute for YOU!”
Think about that. “Get cute for you.” How many of us dress for others? We dress to impress men, other women, our bosses, our friends. And isn’t it a hassel sometimes? Yes! But what if we change our mindset? What if we dress to impress – ourselves? What if we dress “cute” because we want to feel good.
Don’t you feel better when you look fabulous? Not fabulous for your man or fabulous for your boss. But fabulous where you look in the mirror and say, “damn I look good.” Don’t you feel better? I do.
So there’s a new era for me – if it doesn’t make me feel fabulous, I’m not going to wear it. Because I deserve to be cute…for me!
Marcy Twete is the Founder and CEO of Career Girl Network and the author of the book “You Know Everybody! A Career Girl’s Guide to Building a Network That Works.” At Career Girl Network, Marcy provides women with information, resources, and networking to empower them in their careers and to advance the work of women in business as a whole. Prior to launching Career Girl Network, Marcy worked in numerous nonprofit organizations and as a consultant in the field of nonprofit fundraising, marketing, and community relations. Marcy is a graduate of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota, and a native of rural North Dakota. She is the Vice Chair of the Chicago Board of Directors for Step Up Women’s Network in Chicago and a member of the Advisory Board for Girls on the Run Twin Cities, and is dedicated to advancing the work of organizations that move the needle for women and girls worldwide.