I know it’s unusual for someone to write you an open letter but I have reasons that, if you’ll hear me out, makes complete sense.
I live with what they call an “invisible Illness,” an incurable disease that I’ve had for more than half of my life. When people see me they don’t know I have Multiple Sclerosis because I look fine. But numbness, weakness, fatigue, dizziness, pain and bladder issues silently plague me every day.
But life goes on and so must I. I dedicate myself to three things that make my life complete: Family, friends and work. All three make me grateful to be alive, and help me stay positive in spirit and moving forward.
But life became difficult for me in ways I never imagined. After my diagnosis I didn’t feel as beautiful as I used to both inside and out. Pieces of me began to fade away and my self-image took a nosedive. I gained weight from side effects of medications and I was unable to exercise because of my new normal. Enter anxiety and self-doubt.
In my late twenties when I was diagnosed gravity hadn’t invaded my body, and my waistline hadn’t expanded yet. Even after the birth of my son at age thirty-four my body easily bounced back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Fitting back into my regular clothes wasn’t a problem. I still felt reasonably good about myself.
When I was in my forties and my body began to change I was thrilled to find Chico’s. Your clothing helped me me feel more beautiful again. That’s no small feat.
From your Traveler’s Collection that never needs ironing – I love no fuss, no muss clothing for business trips when I don’t have time to worry about ironing – to your SoSlim pants that are the best fitting jeans I’ve ever owned, you make my life easier, stylish and more colorful!
A video of my closet would prove I’m not exaggerating about my love affair with Chico’s. Your styles compliment my curvy figure and I can mix and match my blouses, vests, trousers, jeans, skirts and dresses in countless ways.
They always make me feel like a million bucks.
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My photos from the past few years illustrate MY LIFE WITH CHICO’S. Thank you for making me feel good about myself again, and for helping me take the DIS out of ABILITY.
NOTE: I was not paid to write this post. All opinions are, as always, completely my own. I wrote it to let others know how comfortable Chico’s is. Each piece is easy to care for and with its high quality material it lasts for years. Chico’s clothing is simpler to put on and take off (more than any other clothing I own), making them the perfect choice for the disability and midlife communities.