”Elegance is not a dispensable luxury but a factor that decides between success and failure” -Edsger Dijkstra
What I want to emphasize is that anyone should be easily portrayed, meaning that each one of us has something that distinguishes it from the rest, and that something should be highlighted.
You already know my story and my typical things that define me (on clothing). In my early years I discovered my passion for skirts, dresses, vintage style etc. I embraced my iconic way to dress in these clothing items and added to every outfit a black eyeliner in cat-eye style. I never agreed and I will never agree with short skirts or see-through materials, furthermore I will never appreciate an easy woman. Here it is, of course, an integer-part relationship, because not all easy women dress vulgar but all vulgar dressed women are easy. As most of the girls are guided by the quote “let women do what they want to” I do not know why I’m still surprised… Instead, I tell you something that still surprises people: to actually see an elegant woman.
Is true that we do not live to impress people, of course. Also true is that the first impression that you leave is very important and often… permanent. To try to be stylish today is either a very easy or a very difficult task. It is very easy if you can make a style pattern in your mind based on simplicity and it is a very difficult task if we are talking about the people who are struggling too much and end up falling in the other extreme… Okay, so first I say that vintage style is beautiful and then I tell you that you can push it to the ridiculous… so where is the truth? In the middle, swinging on a very fine line…
The first thing that should be kept in mind if you decide to permanently clean your image from the mirror, is to pay attention to materials. If you go in.. Pull & Bear or other such kiosks, you’ll see that the material from which are made some clothes do not matter at all! And you might say that it does not matter, you buy the clothes, go home, wash it and wear it… then the clothes become discolored, break and you get use out of your beloved palm-tree t-shirt for just a week. And you also paid 79.99 lei / 15£, at sales of course. I actually wanted to grow your attention when you buy something: you are all you have, you are you and you are unique in your own way. Feel good in your skin and your clothes and watch what you put on. Wear only quality materials, soft, beautiful, unpretentious, different…
The second aspect that successful people have in common is harmony in their elegance. The harmony aspect I think is divided into various categories because we can talk about harmony between colors, we can talk about harmony between textures, between models and so on. Ah, and harmony between clothes and accessories of course. Does everyone wears that ultra-fashionable blouse with a see-through sleeve and another of wool or that dress half with lines and half with flowers?? Does they? That’s not your problem; You know that your clothing harmony will stand out on the street and not the “everything-on” that stands next to you. Successful people, whatever the field, are clean, simple, their clothes are in harmony and they don’t think they’re Pharaons with a bunch of accessories hanging from their necks. Accessories play an important role there, a very important role in the dressing room. A gold necklace and a silver one complements any wardrobe you might have. You will probably say that such materials are expensive and not everyone can afford them, but it’s not true. A simple silver pair of earrings might cost 20 lei / 5£, but then you can keep it a whole life, like your clean image. But we’ll talk about gold-silver-metals differences in the future… For now, all the good things in the world have a common aspect: “with measure.”
Midi. Does this word scares you? I ask because the majority of girls are scared of it. Not me, for me, midi is my thing. It can be tornado and the midi skirt will have your back, so to speak. Midi is the emanation of the woman who knows she is sexy but rdoesn’t have to show it. Real men watch you through the dress and they are attracted by a brain full of moral values. They do not want to share their life partner with the whole street just because she “has the right to be what she wants.” I hear more and more the phrase “I’m young, and I’m proud of! And I do what I want anyway! Boys are attracted to short clothes.” Yes, boys are attracted to short skirts. Today, tomorrow, maybe even a week. But men are attracted for the rest of their lives by something modest. Bear in mind quote below:
CLASSY is when a woman has everything to flaunt, but chooses not to show it!
The dress is a symbol of femininity, a symbol of elegance. I know a woman dressed in a suit with trousers looks incredible, I’m not saying no, but a woman in a dress… simply melt hearts. A woman in a dress is sweet, elegant and full in charge, because in the past, women rode in dresses and it does not seem a very easy thing to do. A dress is the thing you notice in the window and you can not sleep until you do not have it, while a pair of jeans… eh, you observe them in the window just because you need them because the others are not good anymore. At least this is in my case. My eyes see only the dresses in the windows and do not notify the others. If a dress from the window manages to bring me inside the store it can convince me to buy that pair of black pants… do you understand?? Let’s say you need to draw on a paper the Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn, Frida Kahlo, Sophia Loren, Mary Olivia, Coco… What they have in common in the image of your mind ?? A dress. A long, beautiful and feminine dress.
So I get to answer the question above: People love to see occasionally “something beautiful”. Every time I wear a long dress or midi one and go out, I feel like I’m on stage, because the world looks at me! From among the 50 women on the avenue, one shimmers in a dress. The ones that have past the puberty and the animalistic weekend parties, appreciate the true womanhood when they see it, believe me. Does it happened to you to get out of the car, while having a dress on, and all people to stare at you, even if they didn’t knew you? And did you like it? If the answer is yes, it’s because you were in a dress, you were elegant.
Girls imagine them as successful women on the cover of Forbes magazine in the future, and with a lot of admirers. Ok, that’s nothing wrong for now. But how? With their actual style? You’ll never see a successful self-made woman in shorts and cherries crop top on a cover of a magazine about successful people. The beauty passes, the style remains, ladies.
After a lot of searching, I managed to find an online store that only create stylish, modest and elegant clothes. And so I sat glued to the monitor until I was able to decide on a dress that helped me to illustrate everything that I told you above…
Dainty Jewells produces only “timeless” clothes, which gives every woman the opportunity to wear a piece of elementary, beautifully, simple and quality materials. Those people from Dainty Jewells successfully manage to combine the modern influences with the classic lines and create the ideal piece of art. For them, the clothing follows the body, and the body doesn’t follow the clothes. I found on their site dresses for my hourglass-typed body, dresses for women who have apple-shaped waistline and so on. The clothes range from XS to XXXL, just because we’re all different and we all should wear only what highlights our beautiful parts… And they discovered the secret: They know a man always wants to find the woman that hides behind the clothes, especially if she cares about her image. Because you see, if the dress is “on point” we see the woman, otherwise it speaks the dress. Their beautiful dresses highlights therefore the woman, leaving she shinning beyond the lace, the ribbons and the tailoring elements. Because online shopping is difficult, I sent them e-mails with various questions and so I discovered that behind the company are incredible women, who not only put their soul into what they do, but make their customers feel important because they provide them all the attention and time they need. Dainty Jewells is a business that has grown rapidly and has spread as fast due to the constancy that it showed. Although new models of dresses appear again and again, all comply with the general elegance of the brand. Moreover, in addition to dresses, there are tops and skirts for women and girls. Dainty Jewells got the tendency of perfect weddings, and so the Dainty Jewells Bridesmaids Dresses were born. When you enter the page, you not only see the dresses, but you also see happy people at their colorful wedding, surrounded by beautiful dresses. Well, I liked the reddish, the blue, the green ones… and actually all of them! On the other hand, in the boutique section they also have nice things, which although are not created by them, they are perfectly in line with the Dainty modest elegance.
Finally, I found myself what I was looking for: a special dress in my favorite color, purple. (Purple = red and less blue; Violet = blue and less red.) I tried to illustrate everything that I told you above, I tried to tell you about what I consider that should be polished in the world, I tried to tell you more about me…
With Love & Elegance,