Last night, I was part of a celebratory dinner for my good friend Jennifer's birthday; in the wonderful Campagne in Kilkenny city. We had enjoyed a day of shopping together, and I chose to slightly alter, rather than altogether change, my outfit before going out. The perfect update was to put on a few treasured jems and a favourite pair of heels. Although I was wearing jeans, my nude sling-back Lisa Kay shoes and the jewellery elevated the outfit to a less casual look. I still marvel at the transformative effect those shoes have on me when I wear them! I cannot help but instantly feel more confident and content just from having them on; irrespective of what I actually put them with. An adored Louis Vuitton pochette was a nice addition though - a worthy investment for all the elegant sophistication it has brought to various outfits.
During the evening, I was reminded of the strength that it often takes to overcome the trials and tribulations life throws at you. However, I further reflected on the fact that with the right friends and a positive attitude (and - at least in my case - the right shoes), it is possible to surmount these difficulties and come out with your head held high.
I hope in my next post to share some of my favourite mood-boosting, confidence-building outfits; perfect for encouraging the best approach to tumultuous times.