We’ve all been there.👈👈👈
We run out of the house to maybe get a cup of coffee or pick up our dry cleaning.
Many times, not looking our best, thinking no one’s going to see me, I’ll be quick. 🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️
And then, out of nowhere, you run into your ex, boss, newest crush, worst enemy, anyone and everyone!
Unfortunately, it happened to me in a major way😑😑😑
It was one of those days where I had so many things to do and not enough time to do them.🤷♀️🤷♀️🤷♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
That day, I spent half the day cleaning my house.
Then I decided to get a quick workout in, so I threw on my gym clothes and ran out the door.
Got to the gym, did my workout.🏃♀️🏃♀️🏃♀️
Then realized I wanted to get a new pair of earrings as I was going out that night.
So I thought, I’ll run up to Macy’s real quick.
Unfortunately, I didn’t take a minute to look in the mirror to see what I looked like.
As I was gazing over the jewels I heard someone yelling “Patti, is that you?”
Ugh. Just what I didn’t want to hear.😩😩😩
I took a quick glance into the mirror on the counter and was immediately horrified!
I literally looked like death.☹☹☹
My friend from my previous life in the corporate world was all dressed up, and I looked like what the cat dragged in.😓😓😓
And I an Image Consultant & Personal Shopper! (This is where it is really important to have a good sense of humor).
After sharing hellos and how are you’s, she asked me what I was doing, that she heard I had a started a business but didn’t know what it was?
And there in that moment, I said ‘I was an Image Consultant and Personal Shopper’.
I practically chocked as the words came out of my mouth, because at that very moment that was about the LAST thing I felt ;-(
We laughed it.
But deep within me, I wasn’t laughing at all.
In fact, that moment stuck with me for several days afterward.
So, I promised myself I would never put myself in a position like that again!
But from that day on, I always make sure I look my best even if I’m just running up the block to 7-11.😍😍😍
Because God knows, I have run into so many obscure people at my local 7-11!
So today I’m sharing some quick tips on looking your best in a pinch:
Look good even at the gym.👈👈👈
I like to look good even when I go to the gym!
Going to the gym and working out doesn’t mean you can’t look good walking in!
I have five gym outfits and continually rotate them.
They look good and I feel good when I wear them!
A little bit of makeup goes a long way👈👈👈
If you’re doing one of those quick trips up the block, dab on a bit of lipstick/lipgloss/chapstick.
Fix your hair, hairspray/gel is a wonderful thing in a pinch!
Put on a pair of earrings, it’s amazing how a few accessories can add a bit of sparkle to your outfit!
Don’t walk out the door with anything on that you wouldn’t want to get caught it!T
Men, socks and sandals do not go.
Under any circumstances, under any weather conditions. Please stop!
Trust me when I tell you, you are not impressing ANYONE with this look☝☝☝
And the worst part, I see more and more men doing this 😑😑😑
SMILE 😉 the one thing you can always do to make yourself look great!
I know life happens.✔✔✔
And sometimes you get caught with your “pants down” as they say.
This happened to me recently.👈👈👈
I had a phone call scheduled for 10:00am with someone I had never spoke with before.
So that morning I was busy cleaning up around the house (I work from home), doing dishes and such.
It was about 9:50am, when all of a sudden I was like, maybe I should check my e-mails to make sure our CALL is still on.
I log on and sure enough there is an e-mail from this person who says, instead of a phone call, let’s make it a ZOOM call!
Me, no shower, no makeup, no accessories.😮😮😮
And, I didn’t even have a Zoom account.
I reply back, sure, just give me a minute to set up my account.
So I do that✅✅✅
Then I run to the bathroom mirror to see what I can fix in like a minute, and do the best I can (I managed to fix my hair, put on some moisturizer and a dab of lipstick).
That was going to be the best look I could on such short notice.
Connected with my person on the Zoom call, I apologized for my ‘look’.
She was very nice, told me I looked great! And we actually had a great call.
At the end of the day, sometimes the best thing you can have, is a great sense of humor 😉
That’s a wrap!
Patricia <3 always
NineFrogs – People will stare. Make it worth their while!