Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It Takes A Village (what i wore wednesday)

My 20th reunion has come and gone.  It went well, even after I drank too much. (At least I think it went well?).  I am very clear about one thing, I felt confident, sexy and all grown up in THE dress. 

The dress that many of you helped me choose (click here for the back story).

I'm linking up with the pleated poppy's What I Wore Wednesday(wiww) again for some fun.  
pleated poppy WWIW link up was started by blogger/business woman extraordinaire, Lindsey, as a "fun way for us to encourage each other to simply get dressed each day, and get out of our pj’s or yoga pants."

I'm also linking back up to say thank you.  Because really it was about more than the dress.  It was about people, friends (both virtual and live), that helped me get my groove back if you will. I had some nerves going into my reunion.

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but I don't think a village approach is bad for anyone.  My new village that went with me on this journey back in time included friends from high school, friends from my church, bloggers I met at Blissdom, readers I haven't met, my kids' old babysitter, other bloggers from the wiww link up and even my mother-in-law.

I not only relied on their/your help to pick my outfit, I checked my phone as I took a deep breath tugged at my dress and headed into the banquet hall to reunite. My village was telling me on Facebook, Twitter and text messages that I looked pretty good, encouraging me, helping me feel confident.

So, thank you. 
In a funny twist, dress #4 which I borrowed from my pal Steph, was the dress she wore to her 20th reunion a few years ago.
(Me, so serious.)
(Steph, all smiles.)

Stephanie is like the mayor of my village.  
Do villages have mayors?

And while I am still confused by what the term "snappy casual" means on an invite, I did meet a new friend (villager) that has a blog with the same name, Kelsey at Snappy Casual.  It's a fashion blog and has some fun tutorials like this one for a T-shirt necklace. Love it.

Not to go all Ya-Ya on you, but it's a good woman/friend village example.  This is the only clip I could find on YouTube from The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, please excuse the subtitles. 

Click here to check out the other links on the fabulous blog the pleated poppy.

Tell me about your village--how has the support of women friends helped you?  

Do you find the virtual village a good support network for you? 

Leave your story in the comments.  And/or click here to share your story on my Facebook page.