I believe in taking care of yourself, both mentally and physically. The physical aspect is easier for me to tend to, things such as hair and nails are a must. But what about the mental aspect? How do you change a bad attitude?Everybody goes through the blahs occasionally. I call days like that a “No Good, Very Bad Day.” Those days are sometimes weather related, sometimes family related, and sometimes work related. I can’t do anything about the weather, families will also find a way to get on your last nerve (love them anyway), and work issues can sure weigh on you mentally.
I also think the way you dress affects you also. I know when I watched “What Not To Wear”, Clinton & Stacy always were saying that the way people treat you is based a lot on the way you dress. They had to deal will younger women who wanted to wear clothing that was cut down to “there”, up to “there”, and was missing “there.” Lol!
But just because we get older, doesn’t mean we get wiser in the fashion department. We use the excuse of, “it’s comfortable.” In Clinton and Stacy’s world, that was a dirty word. Yoga pants, sweatpants, sweatshirts, and t-shirts, not to mention pajamas, are all part of the “what not to wear” philosophy. But I am just like you, if it is a Saturday and I am just knocking around the house, I usually have on a pair of jeans or yoga pants, and a t-shirt. If I leave the house, I will change my clothes, or just add some jewelry depending on what I have on. This is to make the outfit more representative of me, not for other’s sake, but for my sake, This is how I want to be viewed. This is what I want people to see. We all have that power.
I have the dressing part down, but I have been lax on the exercising part of taking care of myself. I have ever excuse in the book from I don’t have time, to the class is too late, too early, too long, etc. What is really boils down to, is I am saying I am not worth taking the time. So tonight my BFF Sandy and I went to a beginners exercise class. We were taught about technique and how to properly exercise without causing any injury. This is just one more step to saying I matter, one more step to “feeling” good about myself. Exercise is a wonderful mood booster!!!Take today’s outfit for example. This is easy peasy, and not expensive at all. It is a laid back, but still looks nice, kind of outfit. I bought this top back in February when I went to Florida for a few days. Sandy and I spent all four days at the outlet malls. Haha This top however, was purchased on the way to Florida, when we stopped overnight to see my sister. The last time I wore this top, it was in a completely different way, I wore it with pink. Orange and pink together????
Coral Top: Similar | Similar | PlusJust to see what a different purse would look like, I took a picture with the turquoise patent leather Dooney & Bourke. Not good, not bad, just different. The printed navy and white capri’s are from Cato. I must have bought them last year, I really don’t remember.
Printed Capri Pants: Similar | Similar | PlusMy Chloe & Isabel necklace just fit perfect with this neckline. With the hanging tie, I didn’t want to wear a longer necklace. I also have on my Michael Kors boyfriend watch that was a gift from the girls at work. And finishing out the outfit, is a pair of Tommy Hilfiger between the toes sandals.
Gurls, you can’t take care of others, if you don’t first take care of yourself. Treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, or a spa day. Dress how you want others to perceive you. And, somehow manage to get a tiny bit of exercise in for you mental and physical well being. I need you gurls to stick around for years, and years, and years.
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