My mother once told me (in a nice way), that I look better with a little makeup. It didn't hurt my feelings because I happen to agree. I also happen to find it amusing since she doesn't wear makeup. Now, I'm not talking about a "full face" or a "going out on the town" look. I'm talking about 5-7 minutes of quick easy basics. The other day I had no plans to leave the house. I still put on some makeup. Husband walked by and asked "Are you going somewhere?" to which I replied "No, I've just been feeling a little blah today and this makes me feel nicer". And it's true. Something as simple as putting on jeans and a cute pair of flats or slapping on some makeup can improve how I feel. I'm not saying I can't feel good in yoga parts, as there's something to be said for a cute "yoga butt", but if I'm wearing them to avoid jeans that are snug or because I don't want to take the time to look nice, I need to stop and think.
So is it easier to take my daughter to school in the morning without getting dressed and putting on makeup? Most of the time, yes. Have I been making an effort to look more presentable first thing in the a.m.? YES! Because I feel prettier that way. I took pictures this morning just for you...
I know, there isn't a huge difference, but that's the point. It's me, but with a little polish.
Taking the time to dress nicer is still something I'm working on. I don't generally wear dresses or skirts. I feel weird and awkward wearing a skirt. I'm a jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. I am trying though. A necklace, a scarf or a pair of boots. Sometimes all it takes is an accessory to elevate an outfit....
Do you fall into the trap of not making an effort to look nice? What about "favorite essentials"?