Look Good, Feel Good

April 9, 2015 Updated: April 10, 2015

I was recently invited to a Metropolitan Museum opening, and apart from the event, I was very interested in how the women were dressed. 

There were a number of young women employed by the MET who were working there—all pretty, young, and dressed appropriately.

They were not dressed “professionally” (and I mean this in a good way) in severe black suits, but in floral, colored dresses, skirts, and blouses. They all looked really lovely.

The guests also looked lovely. Again, very few seemed to be dressed “professionally” in black. A number of them were wearing pants, sweaters, and jewelry.

It could have been that it was a spring-like evening, but I prefer to think that it was the result of women looking nice.
Most of the younger women had longer hair.  I have never been a particular fan of long hair, always wearing mine in a very short pixie.  But these girls were all young and their long, flowing locks suited them. They seemed very comfortable with their long hair, not constantly touching it, playing with it and rearranging it.  Also, their hair was healthy and hadn’t yet been damaged by harsh hair products and bleaches. 

I learned something at the event and complimented a woman on her necklace. It was a choker of beads with a large medallion in the center. She told me the medallion was actually a brooch she pinned next to the choker to make it look like one piece. I decided I could do that with one of my many pins.

I’ve always said that when a woman knows she looks good, she feels good. This evening proved it to me. Most of the women there looked as though they had dressed with care. And it seemed to me that people were having more fun than usual. There was a lot of laughter. Of course, it could have been that it was a fairly spring-like evening, although rainy. But I prefer to think that it was the result of women looking and feeling so nice.

I also noticed a number of the young women working there were wearing scarves wrapped loosely around the neck but looked very chic and stylish.

With that still in my mind, the following evening when I went out, I wrapped a scarf around my neck, too. I was wearing a rather ordinary short-sleeved shirt with a collar and the scarf made it much more stylish. Try it.

Miriam Silverberg is a freelance journalist and owner of Miriam Silverberg Associates, a boutique publicity agency in Manhattan. She may be reached at silverbergm@mindspring.com