“…I believe that if you dress in a basic way, you will lead a basic life.”
This morning on the I Did It My Way blog I was discussing a topic that came up this week and I will delve into the other parts of that discussion there in parts during the week. But right now I am going to talk about a section of that topic here. Dress and Grooming.
I was reading the Relaxed Hair Health blog because I just found it and have been exploring the topics when I came across a couple posts I found interest in.
- 5 Reasons to stop wearing bummy clothes around the house
- Why do attractive people dress well? I interviewed a random stranger to find out.
On the first post I really couldn’t relate so I asked my mother. I remember her telling me how she always dressed and did her hair even when just being at home. One of my dad’s sisters had said something off putting about it but my mom could not be derailed because taking care of herself and her appearance was one hundred percent her.
Personally, I have my days where I can be in a dress around the house and washing dishes or sweeping the floor. But I am comfortable in my tights and a sweater or longer shirt. It’s comfy for me but I never thought about it from the standpoint of it making me a homebody. Maybe because I have always been a homebody. Even if I’m dressed to the nines at home I would prefer to be home than out and about.
The second article I loved that the lady answering the question said that “if you dress in a basic way, you will lead a basic life.” I can see how that is true in some ways and I had discussed it earlier this morning on my other blog so please go over to read that post and follow the series over there.
When it comes to travel I always dressed because I got that from my mother. I also loved doing it and I felt comfortable. I haven’t gone anywhere in a while but I could see me still doing what I did back in the past.
Now is a good time for me to read all of these articles because I have been down lately—a lot, for a long while and I got to a point where I just didn’t care. I wasn’t one hundred percent happy with an outfit but I told my mom I didn’t care because of…insert whatever reason I had at the time. I didn’t let myself go but I didn’t do the same things I used to do. My nails I keep short because of cello but a long time ago I used to decorate them weekly, sometimes more than that, and I had fun and really loved doing it. Reading other people’s thoughts and inspiration actually has inspired me to get it together. Basic really isn’t the life I want to live and since I have some goals I am seriously working toward I think now is the time to remember that and kick it in gear.
Do you notice a difference in how you feel or how you are treated when you are dressed beyond the basic?