“A woman has no need to be perfect or even beautiful to wear my dresses. The dress will do all that for her.” Cristobal Balenciaga

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

Coco Chanel


I have set out to write this blog many times and for years. I giggle when I look back at the past documents with this same title that I wrote years ago. I must think this is a subject worth sharing and I must believe now is the time.

Spring is here and summer is on our heels. It is amazing how time can seem so slow and rapid all at the same time, but that is another blog.

I am clearing out clutter. Organizing winter things and giving my space a fresh, less messy look.

Dresses. I have heard it said when the American economy goes up the dress length goes down. Furthermore, when the economy goes down the dress length goes up. I find this rather hilarious that fashion is effected by our economy. What does that say about the power of a dress or the length thereof? Ha, we may be onto something!

How can dresses that make that powerful of an effect?

It is my experience that when I wear a dress men react differently. A door gets opened, a chair is pulled out. It is an exchange of the sexes that make my feminine energy shine. Causing me to remember that I am a woman. It feels good to remember the soft and nurturing side that goes along with my innate self.

Women can have the same jobs men can. We all know how to pull out our own chair, open our own door and pick up our own check. However, it is a sweet thing to see men being gentlemen and somehow silently proud that they can come to our assistance even in the smallest of ways. Like opening a jar. I relish in this exchange of energies.

From today for the next thirty days I am going to find time to put on a dress. Even if it is just for part of the day. I am going to tap into the soft girlie side of me and allow her to come out. I am going to clean out my closet of tired and torn clothes. I am going to donate to those who may be in need of things I will never wear again.

Mother earth is heading towards summer. I am going to join her in a dress.

Join me ladies!!!…consider the thirty-day dress challenge…See how it makes you feel.

My Mantra: “It is a wonderful thing to tap into my soft feminine side”

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Katie L Lindley

Although I would like to say I am organized, focused and cookie-cutter, that simply would not be me. I am no different than any other woman in the world. I love to love, love hard, and, in the end, have learned to love myself above all else. So here I am, writing about the many men and the multiple purposes they have served in my life. Realizing that not one man on my roster had fulfilled every single one of my needs. Perhaps one man is not supposed to? I have compiled snippets of the men that have entered my world. In the end, they have shoved me towards my bathroom mirror, forcing me to take a better look at myself. Reflection is brilliant and the strongest guidepost into ourselves.

Working on the next book in the series “A House for Every Purpose, My Journey From Pillow to Pillow” revels a woman abandoning her home in search or her identity beyond men, motherhood, author.

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