Wednesday’s Ms. Green Jeans
Nothing-new insight #4: Embrace your inner child! There’s lots of evidence to support the position that maintaining a childlike perspective is a key to creative thinking.
Sometimes people tell me I look like I’m playing dress up, or that I remind them of their seven-year-old. I smile and say thank you.
While at TEDActive, wearing only what I found in Palm Springs thrift stores, a fellow attendee asked…
Is this your style or is this what you happened to find here?
Kinda both. We all know no matter where I am I’d dress colorfully, so I’d say 70% of what I ended up wearing could have been the same if I’d been home in Brooklyn. But it was the other 30% that really got me excited: pastel hues and floral prints I might not normally wear, tons of “leisure wear” (hello elastic waistbands and over-sized casual blazers), and the mother load of tennis skirts! While I decided to forgo anything short and pleated, I did work hard to integrate what I decided to call mature-lady-in-a-western-oasis authenticity into my outfits.
Outfit Total - $38
|red cowboy hat||$3||As Good As New||Palm Desert, CA|
|floral blouse||$6||Goodwill - Moreno Valley||Moreno Valley, CA|
|iridescent sequin tank||$5||Revivals - Palm Desert||Palm Desert, CA|
|magenta blazer||$6||Revivals - Palm Desert||Palm Desert, CA|
|green jeans||$8||Collectors Corner Resale Shop||Rancho Mirage, CA|
|brown riding boots||$10||Collectors Corner Resale Shop||Rancho Mirage, CA|
In Palm Springs, it all comes full circle. One of the best shops I found was called Collector’s Corner. It’s operated to raise money for the Eisenhower Medical Centers, of which the Betty Ford Clinic is a part. The shop is clean, well stocked, has some very fair deals, and is operated by extremely sweet, enthusiastic, tell-it-like-it-is volunteers.
Making new friends at Collector’s Corner. I can’t wait to return!
Because I think iridescent sequins deserve a close up of their own.
And look how fun iridescent sequins can be in the mood lighting of the TEDActive auditorium!