Sometimes I don’t feel like getting dressed up. It is not like I hang around in my PJs all day. But I often schlep around in a tracksuit and mostly without makeup. This is one of the reasons why I came up with the idea to buy more dresses and skirts this year, to channel my femininity a bit more.
There are times when you have experiences that wind you, and so you pause. At these sort of times the last thing I feel like doing is dolling myself up. I want to hide in these moments and contemplate.
Then you reach a point when you are ready to embrace change, move forward and gain focus. Perhaps you might feel like making the effort.
You go to the trouble with your makeup routine and you put on what I’m going to call my ‘Wandering Sheila’ outfit.
Well there was one day a few weeks ago when it was lovely and sunny and I was heading into Brighton so I wore my jeans that I bought in Budapest last November, with a colourful top which I bought here in England and finally added the new jacket that I got in Australia.
The best thing was that I felt good about myself and the effort that I had made.
Same deal when I went out for dinner with the Britalian a couple of weeks ago. I even wore the red dress (the first purchase for this year’s skirt/dress project).
When life gives you lemons make lemonade.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this.