You know those moments when the plan in your head fights it out with reality and you have 2.5 minutes to leave the house? Those are moments that can defeat you or define you, depending on how you choose to handle them.
For example, let's flash back to one of those moments Monday morning as I was preparing to leave the house to drive to Huntsville for my uncle's funeral. Let's also flash back a wee bit farther to Friday afternoon when I was at Target and deciding between two sizes of an uber cute dress marked almost 50% off.
As I attempted to zip up the awkward side zipper Monday morning, and had to call in Scott for additional zipper technical maneuvers, I realized I had made the wrong call between the two sizes. Now I was in one of those defining moments and had to make a decision between fashion statement, pride and personal comfort. It was also almost past time to leave the house.
Knowing me as you do, what do you think I did?
That's right, I tossed on an elbow length sleeved lime green cardigan, since the dress was sleeveless and to disguise the fact the evil side zipper was barely 3/4s of the way zipped. Add some long pearls, ballet flats and I was set.
Then I had the perfect opportunity to practice my shallow breathing techniques and tried not to hyperventilate as I crawled my way through Houston rush hour traffic in the rain. Fashion, of course, had won.
Or maybe pride was the victor after all.
What would you have done? Have you experienced a defining fashion moment where you've had to make a tough call?