When dressing for success, sometimes vintage is best

DAY 5 went well. I spent last night celebrating just how well Day 5 went.

I had whined for the the past two days about how I’d have to wear something I already owned to one of the biggest black-tie events of the year: the North American International Auto Show Charity Gala Preview.

On the eve of the biggest night in Detroit autos, people put on their best and walk around the hundreds of new cars on display, sipping champagne and chatting with friends. I shed my boots and coat and entered the hall with my head up.

And a funny thing happened.

Rochelle with Art Van founder Art Van Elslander, one of her favorite people.
Rochelle with Art Van founder Art Van Elslander, one of her favorite people.

I got more compliments on my old outfit that I possibly could have gotten on anything I had looked at to buy – to cheat. I’m glad I didn’t cheat.¬†As a matter of fact, I began taking short video of fantastic gowns that I could never pull off, not once with any sense of envy. And then I began taking photos of neat shoes, purses, all things that I enjoyed without once asking anyone where they got them.

On the way home, I skipped Starbucks, walked into my own kitchen and made a cup of coffee with my just-fine-and-love-it Keurig.

It was a beautiful ending to a blessed day. But then I opened “The 21 Day Financial Fast Book and shuddered….

(To find out what happened, read my blog post tomorrow!)