You know how it goes: you’re getting all dressed up, your makeup is on point, you have a fresh manicure and your hair seems to look okay. You’re feeling like you’re ready to go out, and then… you stain your new dress. I can’t even start counting all the times when this situation happened to me. Previously, I’ve stained my clothes with liquid foundation, broken eyeshadow, agave syrup that I was about to add to my tea, a black ball pen, a highlighter, ice cream—you name it. This cute floral dress by Erin Fetherston is no exception. I put it on to take some photos before leaving for dinner and here you go… red wine spilled all over my skirt.
I won’t go into details on how exactly I spot treated this dress. What’s important is that I didn’t get upset about ruining my “perfect outfit.” Life happens and you should be always prepared with plan “B” in case something happens to your clothes or the weather dramatically changes. This is especially relevant if you’re in the Hamptons where it’s hot during the day, but chilly at night. Since you have to drive everywhere East anyway, I always grab an extra dress, a hoodie or sweater, and a pair of comfortable shoes in a canvas bag and leave it in the car in case I need to change my clothes.
While it’s not always the case in the City, I feel that I’ve really mastered the art of being ready for any weather-related situation in the Hamptons. The key here is to be okay with not always putting your best foot forward, and being willing to give yourself some room to make mistakes. Yes, clothes get things spilled on them, flip-flops break, and sometimes you get sunburned because you forgot to put sunscreen on certain parts of your body. No one is protected from all the little disasters that could happen to you, but what’s important is how you handle such situations. In my experience, it always helps to bring a backup set of clothes for keeping your sanity on those days when all the odds seem to be against you.