If you get up every morning and go to work there is a big chance that you are dressed up and have at least a slight make-up on. Your hair is done, your nails are done, and you are all sleek and chic. Why would that not be applicable to a woman who works from home or better at home? Cleaning up in a suit and on high heels – are you kidding me?! Agreed. That would be over the top. However, it has been proven that how we look influences how we feel and how we behave. A robe and a pair of cozy slippers, no make-up and a messed up hair is not going to discipline you! On the contrary, that relaxes way too much. And yes, of course, when you have small kids you think that you have an excuse – they will spill something on you, they will maybe even throw up on you, it’s all going to be too messy. And how does this explain that you didn’t comb your hair?
I can understand all the excuses: there were days when my second kid was just born and the first one was but 1,5 years that I didn’t care that much about how I look. That’s what I thought. And then I started feeling bad about myself. So it is not that I didn’t care, I just removed the item from my priority list, yet in the hindsight I shouldn’t have done that.
Nowadays, the only part where I compromise is the shoes, I do wear my favorite cozy UGG’s slippers. For the rest, I am picture-ready at all times. Usually I wear either a knee-high dress, or regular pants and a shirt or a turtleneck. I never use foundation or much make-up in general on any occasions, but: 1. pencil and brush for brows; 2. a bit of mascara; 3. lip balm; 4. hair comb and a bit of hair spray – these items are my everyday routine. It takes literally 5 minutes of my time and it immediately gives me a better feel about how I look.
4 thoughts on “Dress even when there’s noone to impress”
Such a great article. I have run into people I know at the store or just out running errands in clothes that I would never want to be seen. I try to dress a little nicer every time I leave the house. I notice that when I dress better I also feel better.
Thank you! I believe that the way you dress really affects the way you feel and act. I feel good if I know that I look good. 😉 And it’s not about what others think of me, it is only about my personal feelings. 🙂
What a great article an so true. I took a 5 year leave of absence from my job when my kids were young and wore jeans, sweats, no make up, sandals or runners. When it was time to go back to work, I found it so hard to get dressed up again, put on make up and look presentable.