You are what you wear. What are you wearing right now? If you want to feel sexy, confident and beautiful, look at how you decorate your lovely body that works so hard for you. What touches your skin all day has a direct impact on how you feel during the day. We talk about this over and over again at Sex on the Porch, but today, I saw it happen before my own eyes – on myself.
The scenario: Every morning, I pop into Peasant Pies here in San Francisco for their amazing hand held egg-veggie-cheese pie and a cuppa (coffee) on my way to the office. It’s that morning routine that props you up and gives you a hint of stability in your life. They know me by now, at the pie store. They know that I’m not a morning person. (Side note: The majority of women aren’t. In our post-midlife bodies, our precious estrogen – hormone of energy and youthful joints, skin, clear thinking, etc. – is solidly, unluckily, at the lowest point of the day in the morning. Men, on the other hand, have soaring testosterone in the morning. That explains a few things about those EME’s (early morning erections) doesn’t it?). But I digress.
This morning, contrary to my typical early morning grumblies, I found myself standing tall, and greeting everyone with a mighty “How are you today?” and an ear to ear smile. Atypical for me at that hour, to say the least. I was especially perky, assertive and confident. What gives? As I drove to the office (eating, drinking, taking notes for this blog, and talking on the phone – doing the multi-tasking woman thing!), it hit me. It’s my fabulous black leather jacket. I feel hot in it. I feel sexy as all get out in it. It has a hand (feel of the jacket) like buttermilk.
I chose it randomly – or so I thought. Earlier this morning, vacantly staring into my closet, apparently hoping that some ridiculously cool new outfit would manifest itself therein, I grabbed this jacket. Ah ha. There’s more here than meets the eye! My brain knows what makes me feel wonderful. Immediately, my mood lifted. I felt uber cool and beautiful. And sexy. And able to cope with the rush and craziness of the forthcoming day. Truth told? Wearing the jacket doesn’t finish my mound of tasks for me, today. But it does make me feel better about jumping in. What are you wearing right now? Feed your sexiness and your successful day with the attire that makes you feel wonderful.