I volunteered today and you probably are wondering why am I posting about volunteering on a fashion blog? What styles can come out of that? The inner style. Our looks will fade. Our clothes are going to change. My spring wardrobe is already in need of an upgrade and Im already prepping to learn about pre-fall trends to upgrade my looks. You have to understand that who you are inside, dressed, is more important than what you wear outside. Your inner wardrobe will always give you guidance to your next closet staple piece. Your inner fashionista never dies.
I dressed my inner fashionista with service. Why service? Volunteering gives me an opportunity to not only mingle with new people but it lets me fade and I take on someone else’s cause. For the time spent, I get to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.
The shoes I help filled today started as a 4 part journey, with three women who had enough with their sickness and a nurse willing to help them in their fight. They started a association to bring awareness to Pulmonary Hypertension. I met their story while sitting at the table with four other women helping put together the packages for the convention that will be held at the Omni Hotel in Downtown Dallas.
I had thoughts to ask about fashion questions with one person that came from New York or let people know that I was a fashion blogger, but I didnt. Instead, I listened to the reason why I was there. I stayed engaged in the experience and held back emotions when I noticed that people travelled from across the country to bring a vision together from 4 women who became 2. Every other year they come together, Doctors, Nurses, patients, etc. eating and discussing PH.
I gave of me and then I left. I didnt leave a card but I took a story, a story that will stay dear to my heart.
It was my first time in the Omni and people are going to show up there to fight together to continue to become aware of PH.
Remember: Beauty is an inside job, turned out.
Your garment should reflect more than the brand you wear. Your very being should be a reflection of who you are: Love.