Here’s the deal… Most days I have the following “look”:
Jeans, shirt, hoodie, tennis shoes, hair in a ponytail
Today, I’m wearing my hair down, I have earrings on, and I’m wearing a sweater (oh, I also put on a little make-up).
I’ve so far received at least 5 compliments at work. I didn’t make it 10 feet in the door before someone said “Oh, new hair. Looks good!” (By the way, it’s not new hair… same style as it has been for years, just happens to be down today) I’ve also received a “Do you have a big date tonight?” (Nope! I have plans to go grocery shopping and do laundry, does that count?) and “You look really nice!” (Well, thanks!)
Maybe I should be putting a bit more effort in my day to day appearance. But, honestly, most of the time, I just don’t feel like it. It is SO easy to throw my hair in a ponytail. If I put my hair up, then I don’t feel the need for make-up or jewelry. BUT, if I wear my hair down (which only take about 5-10 minutes longer to do than putting in a ponytail), then I feel like I should put make-up and jewelry on (another 5 or so minutes - I do a pretty easy "face.").
I sometimes wish I had “wash and wear” hair so I could have a better day to day appearance without any extra work.
The bottom line, though, even if I had “wash and wear” hair, I’d probably still pull it up. A) I’m sort of lazy in the mornings B) I have to wear it up for dance 3 days a week anyway and C) I sort of like the rare days when I “dress-up” (imagine if I really dressed up and wore a skirt or something!) and I receive compliments.
(I feel this post would have more impact if you had pictures… Maybe I will edit and add some later tonight!)