This year I promised myself to reach out to more people. I have been thinking about this new segment for my blog for about a year now and I kept postponing it. I was not quite sure how to do it since my concept was to make a random stranger happy (which can sound creepy) if you were that stranger being approached.
Yesterday I just decided to just do it since I thought it would be perfect for Valentine's Day. I wanted someone to feel special by styling and choosing outfits for this random person and pay for the chosen outfits. I was in the mall for about two to three hours just trying to see how to approach the situation and figure out a way how to sound less creepy. I was nervous and at the same time excited for the person I will pick. I was about to give up on the third hour, I have seen several people but I wanted someone who was alone and someone who looked like they needed help. After getting Starbucks I came across the same person that I have seen almost three times in different stores, decided to finally approached. She (Kimberly) told me she was so glad that I met her since it was "pretty obvious she did not know what she was doing" to quote her. She was looking for an outfit for an event that she will be attending that night. She picked 5 dresses. She tried them and I gave her my opinion about each of the item. To complete the look I told her we can start choosing shoes and accessories, she then asked if it was okay with me if she looked for another outfit skip the shoes and accessories since she already has shoes and accessories in mind for the dress. We then picked a romper and new sunglasses(she sat on her old ones). Mission accomplished. It was an amazing experience, best feeling when someone thanks you and you can tell how much they appreciate.
You are probably wondering why Im doing this? I just want to make a difference in my own little way, starting small and hopefully eventually it will open doors and will be possible to help more people.
Im not a writer my blog is mainly my journal and this is how I keep track of my progress, it will be nice to look back at some point in my life that I was able to make a stranger happy,takes so much courage to do it. I have dedicated myself to do this at least once a month. Styling is one of the things I am really passionate about, I love it when people ask for my advice,this is my way of giving back.
I am more than blessed. Excited for my next stranger. (BTW, it turns out we know somebody in common, small world)