Mimi Weingart first contacted us at the end of May, desperately in search of Liz Fields bridesmaid dress style 237 which she had fallen in love with and wanted to wear to a wedding. We were able to locate a Liz Fields authorized retailer in her area and got the dress to her just in time for the event. However, the more I corresponded with Mimi the more I realized that she had a story worth sharing with everyone. Please enjoy this edition of “Who is wearing Liz Fields” as told by Mimi.
“Culmination to Victory”
By Mimi Weingart
You’re born a girl. You have girl dreams. They are good dreams not illusions as pessimists claim. Cartoonists of the world have created a billion dollar industry putting girl dreams onto paper, film and video and yet when a live and flesh girl wishes on a star this is called silly. Oh. Well. I guess that makes me a “silly” too because Cinderella is my hero. People laugh when I confess such but then I explain. Cinderella has made Faith her servant and that’s pretty powerful stuff. Think about it. She continues to believe and trust in the unseen things even when the worst is upon her. So irresistible is her faith that those unseen things can’t help but to bear fruit to her hearts deepest desires.
Don’t we all wish we could cultivate such fortitude? And while doing so, shouldn’t we dress the part? When I donned my Liz Fields dress it was the first time in my life I had worn such a bold vivacious color. After a series of personal grievances staged breathlessly back to back over a period of 8 years – a failed marriage, a child diagnosed with autism, the death of a beloved grandparent, I found solace in Hagen Daz and potato chips paying a dear price for it. My physical and spiritual health suffered with each pant size gained apexing in excess of 70 pounds. My choice of clothing, all blacks, grays and a neutral cream here and there, reflected my desire to blend in unnoticed, desperate to hide my tiredness. I had lost faith in those unseen things. I no longer wished on stars. What a un-Cindy thing to do.
Recently, my 5 year old daughter Delilah, popped in a Cinderella tape her babysitter had borrowed from the Library and a flood of memories of who and what I used to be came rushing back to me. I watched Cinderella with my beautiful daughter 3 times in a row, seeing with eyes anew and becoming renourished and recommitted with every play. I decided to go back to working my Cinderella plan exactly as I thought I should as a child when my dreams came from an unadulterated place. I continually tweaked as I exercised new muscles, slowing putting all my ducks in a row, breaking new ground while keeping older proven ground fresh. It became effortless this new staying committed to my seemingly insurmountable weight loss endeavor because spiritual well being came first. The new size 8 is side benefit as far as I’m concerned allowing me to wear the colors not the style of garments per se I’ve always desired to wear with confidence.
I’m still working my plan but I can see graduation on the horizon. I now sneak a wish on stars again. I think celebration of my metamorphoses will be a blood rose red stunner. Don’t recall if there is a corresponding Princess to such a hue but tell Liz Fields that she should most certainly make one up.
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