Thursday’s Ladylike Lavendar
Nothing-new insight #5: Confidence is the key. If you think you look good in something, you probably do. If you don’t think you look good, you’re also probably right.
Here’s the look I chose for giving my TEDYou Talk. Holy moly was I nervous. Telling my Week’s Worth of Undies story plus showing the outfits plus sharing my Nothing-New Insights in only 3 minutes? Yikes! I really had my work cut out for me. Here’s my little story about how it all went down…
Before your talk, the awesome TED team will tell you, “When you get up on stage, take a deep breath, center yourself and then start.” So at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Thursday morning, I took the TEDActive stage, took my breath, opened my eyes and noticed the giant red numbers on the timer already glaring 0:22 seconds at me. What? In that spilt second, I made the decision to just go for it in a way that felt right, and not look at the timer again. Adrenaline kicked in, somehow I hit all my points, I kept myself from being startled when the audience laughed or cheered, and then, it was done. Standing ovation! I can’t even explain the feeling of relief and joy. I was incredulous. I was frozen in space and time. I nearly teared up, and then like a spirit guide, Ricki Lake jumped on stage (um, yeah, didn’t I mention she was moderating the session?) and announced, “For the record, that was about a minute and a half over, but she was so darn cute I couldn’t stop her!” I shook her hand with true gratitude, resisted the overwhelming urge to scream, “I LOVE you, Ricki!” and exited stage left.
Outfit Total - $27
|multi-colored bedazzled clip-ons||$7||Collectors Corner Resale Shop||Rancho Mirage, CA|
|lavender dress||$8||Angel View Resale - Cathedral City||Cathedral City, CA|
|metallic pink belt||$3||Revivals - Palm Springs||Palm Springs, CA|
|purple boots||$9||Angel View Resale - Palm Springs||Palm Springs, CA|
Jewels, ruffles and pink metallic leather over lavender satin? Miss Piggy would approve.
Here’s a behind the scenes photo of what our “studio” looked like. It was on the side of a busy Palm Springs intersection, and there was more than a little honking as cars drove by. I couldn’t have done it without my faithful friend, Josh. Thanks for getting up with me at 6:30 a.m. to take these photos, buddy!