When my 5 year old screams because he has to change his pants and can’t transition from one pair into the next I can feel it. He is a highly sensitive child with highly sensitive skin. I have the same skin. I remember as a child the feeling of a sweater on my skin making me want to climb out of my body.
I spent years buying clothes in stores that I loved but when I got home would put on and change within 10 minutes. My husband would know the level of my sensitivity based on how many piles of clothes were laying on the floor after a manic morning trying on outfit after outfit.
Once I discovered these Etsy designers getting dressed changed. I stopped spending money on clothes that ended up at Salvation Army and invested more money in fewer pieces.
Here is what I need. Soft, soft fabric. It needs to flow and feel like part of how I move. I need my color story. Black, white, grey, mocha. Mostly black. I feel right in that story.
These are some of my favorites.
1. Onor oversized sweater, feels like a throw back to my youth. The sweater I would have always wanted. I have trouble feeling comfortable in sweaters. This one I can wear. Not scratchy and in my favorite slouchy style. Don’t get thrown by the maternity listing, all of her shirts are big but you don’t need to be pregnant. I own so many of her shirts and can’t get enough. I can’t wear tight shirts over my belly and so this style is the one I have been so excited to find.
2. LeMuse evening cotton black asymmetric dress. I feel fully like myself in this dress. I wear it with a chunky belt and long socks with sassy boots. It feels like the softest fabric falling over your skin.
3. Marcella Moda clothes fill my closet. The butterfly. I have 2 of these and it is the shirt I put on when I feel wrong in my skin. When I can’t get dressed without feeling a bit panicked. They are 20% off today and I will probably get another! Maybe in another color. I feel beautiful in this shirt.
4. Trixy Xchange long black arm warmers. I live in these. I don’t like long sleeves, I prefer a 3/4 sleeve (my sensitivity thing) or sleeves that I can push up to 3/4 and so putting on these makes me a little warmer and feel really cozy and funky.
And these are some of my favorite things.
1. Trust yourself is my scent. Anna is amazing. The description of this alone makes you feel more in your body.
2. Patina Pleat Ring my favorite ring. I lost it. My kid said, “Maybe it is in the toilet and someone flushed it.” And since it is the last place I left it, the bathroom not the toilet, I kind of think it may have been flushed. I asked for a new one for Christmas.
3. Buy music directly from the artist. Jonatha is beyond incredible, she is a spirit guide of voice and story.
4. Not shown is my favorite new infinity scarf. I have it in black and probably need it in another color. Infinity scarves are the only ones I can wear, they don’t fall off or need adjusting. They make an outfit go from boring to put together. And I think they feel sexy.
A little lipstick talk with mascara thrown in.
3. Heat wave. Hot. Yummy. Sexy.
4. Love this stuff, love the bamboo.
A few of my favorite things. Happy Holidays loves.