What Not To Wear From Weddings To Work

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Wedding Dress, Worn Once By Mistake



I was recently at a party and told the story of the best for sale ad I have ever read. For Sale: Wedding Dress Worn Once By Mistake. Recalling this creative, funny and telling advertisement, gave me the idea to ask if you ever wore something by mistake too?

I must admit, that I also once wore a wedding dress by mistake a few decades ago, but enough about me.

Sandy Weiner of Last first Date, forwarded me a great blog post titled What Not To Wear by Arielle Ford on her blog, The Soulmate Secret.

Ms. Ford shared that she received a great life lesson years ago about choosing to always look her best by only wearing clothes that made her look and feel great. She was once asked if she has A, B, and C clothes, with A being her favorite and what she looked and felt great in. Her advisor suggested she should only wear A clothes, so as to not just look good, but feel good.

What you choose to wear totally effects how you and others see yourself, let alone the major boost to ones’s self-esteem. My clients,  Stop Stressing About Dressing workshop and speaking presentation attendees, know that I always stress to be dressed in flattering and confidence boosting clothes, so they are prepared for any opportunity anywhere and at anytime.

You can meet your next best client, employer, friend, true love, you name it, when you least expect it. So why not look and feel as fantastic as possible?

About 6 years ago, I attended a women’s business luncheon because Jane Pollak was the speaker. I had heard her speak on  a tele-seminar for professional image consultants, and I just had to hear more of her business advice for entrepreneurs and hopefully get to meet her as well.

I found Jane before she was to speak, and introduced myself to her and naturally bought her book,  Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur.

Jane hired me about one month later as she loved what I was wearing, and I cannot even count the number of clients she has referred to me since our first wardrobe styling and shopping days.

Here is the jacket I wore, that to this day Jane still remembers. This was a photo shoot for my first website, back in 2006 when I was only providing makeup application services..

Please share below, what you may have worn by mistake, or better yet: what you wore when you met a person that changed your life for the better.

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Jane Pollak“I’m the first one to tell people, when they compliment me on how I look, that I have a secret weapon: Wardrobe Stylist Scarlett Debease. I’ve worked with Scarlett for years now and recommend her heartily to family, friends and colleagues. She not only shops with me for beautiful pieces to add to my wardrobe, but she also comes to my home and coordinates the new purchases with the rest of my wardrobe, then photographs the outfits to create my own personal look-book. I NEVER have to think, “What will I wear today?” I simply consult my look-book and get dressed. I know I’ve saved time and money using Scarlett’s invaluable service.” Leading Remarkable Women To Uncommon Success

—Jane Pollak, CPCC – Certified Professional Co-Active Coach & Author – Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Jane Pollak, Inc.


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2 thoughts on “What Not To Wear From Weddings To Work

  1. suzen pettit

    that is hilarious Scarlett-“worn once by mistake”. i’ve done that as well, but i have to say that my second (marital) mistake wasn’t as much the dress – i loved the dress, which has a fabulous story behind it. the short version: i was shopping for my (2nd) wedding dress in a small boutique in Brookfield…back when there were small boutiques in Brookfield, when the owner, after seeing my try on 2 near mistakes, out of nowhere, and i mean nowhere- offered me the dress she ALMOST wore down the aisle. she’d bought it from a Norma Kamali trunk sale just because she loved it so much and wanted to be married in it…not that she had been asked by anyone yet. she just knew that this was the dress she wanted to be married in. it had been under her bed, packed away neatly for 15 years. she wanted me to wear it, said i had the perfect body for it. this total stranger implored me to take this dress, and eventually i did, after seeing it and also falling head over heels in love with it. the marriage might not have lasted but i looked and felt damn good in that dress, all day, and all night….

    1. Scarlett

      Thank you for sharing your great story. Wearing a Norma Kamali dress is NEVER a mistake! It is a shame that stores that offer such special personal service are quickly disappearing.

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