I smiled when I saw this window at Bergdorf’s a little while ago.  It is a loose riff on what my mother always said: that when given the opportunity, have fun and dress up!  I took this a step further and decided that any opportunity to go out and socialize demanded that I put some extra care and effort into my appearance.  Translation: dress up and no one will complain.

 

I love to see people well turned out.  It doesn’t have to be high end fashion, just high end effort.  Whether going to a local restaurant or theatre in NYC, I will take the time to get out of my regular garb of jeans, t-shirt and converse and organize a beautiful outfit.

 

Even if you throw on a beautiful necklace or wicked shoes, you have made an effort.  Just do it already.  We get old soon enough and then we will wish we took the time to wear the lovely clothes and accessories we diligently collected for so many years.