Today I picked out a pearl-embellished little black dress to wear to work. It’s Friday, which calls for a little pizzazz.
Even a gal who doesn’t “party” anymore can enjoy a flouncy dress to ring in the weekend, right?
Of course she can.
I strolled through Cambridge, Dunkin Donuts in hand and my Karen Walker shades on. I felt fantastic, with a Holly Golightly energy about me.
Dressing up gives me life!
I hopped onto the bus in Harvard Square and headed into the office. Listening to a song that I envisioned as the soundtrack to my glamorous morning commute, I closed my eyes and felt grateful for this summer day.
I hopped off the bus and walked into my office. As I sat at my desk, a coworker walked by and said hello.
“You look nice today,” he remarked.
“Thank you,” I replied.
“I say this because it’s casual Friday,” he continued. “You don’t have to dress up.”
“I know.” I smiled. Dressing up makes me happy.”
Although it’s Friday and I could have worn jeans, life is about the moments- especially the small ones- that bring you joy. Slow down and smell the flowers, spritz on that special perfume, and splurge on a delicious lunch.
Here’s to Casual Friday- and doing what gives your own workday a little pizzazz.