Comfort in Fashion, Edition 2

The Buy Nothing Facebook group has created a lot of new friendships for me. One of them is Vicki Leavitt. She and I talked recently about how, during these times, fashion brings us comfort in our own way. She is a district manager for J. Jill, so she definitely has an appreciation for fashion as well. I thought she would be a good person to contribute to the series.

Vicki Leavitt

I believe that fashion makes everyone feel better. We all know how we feel when we have on an outfit that makes us look great – it is an energy and confidence booster!

When I have a specific place to go, I put thought into my outfit. For example, who is my audience? Is it casual or more formal? How will I accessorize, and what shoes are the right shoes for the day ahead?

I also know that during the pandemic, on the days that I get “dressed up,” it tends to lift my mood. There are certainly times where I need to just throw on workout clothes, but even then, I make a point not to look like I just jumped out of bed. 

I also believe that looking good creates a positive energy around you! You attract what you put out into the universe.


 Johnny Was Velvet Tunic, $250


Johnny Was Silk Embroidered Blouse, $298


 Johnny Was Velvet Bomber Jacket, $328


As always, any of these items can be tried at home with our bird bag program. We have new hours starting Monday, September 14. We will be open Monday through Saturday, 11am – 6pm and Sundays, 12pm – 5pm.


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