Let’s be real, we live in a society of double standards. I DID NOT WAKE UP LIKE THIS. Oh my God, it takes so much to look presentable these days! I really enjoy dressing up but don’t get to do it very often. Yesterday I had been wearing the same pair of shorts for 3 days (in addition to the time on my trip) with baby snot and a questionable brown stain on them. I literally did not have the brain power or will to care about getting them in the wash.
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I used to not walk out of the house with some sort of makeup on. Now as long as I don’t have more than 4 pimples on my face then a no make-up day is acceptable. Truthfully, I have moments of insecurity when I’m not quite put together. Why is it that we are expected to maintain our appearance? My husband can have a uni-brow for a week without anyone batting an eye. Men can gain 10-15 pounds and no one says a THING. I have been in multiple situations where men have made comments about a woman gaining weight and more. Double standards? Not even a question. And it’s bull shit but it’s just reality
It takes so much to be secure with your appearance. We all have those days where you aren’t “feeling it,” whether that’s a bad hair day or the shirt you’re wearing gives you that dreaded F.U.P.A. (google this if you aren’t familiar). The reality is that once we all hit a certain age it takes work. It takes HARD work to look good and some people have more time and means to get those results. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know… It’s about the inside, not the outside. I agree to an extent. We have to feel somewhat good about our appearance in the world today.
With social media being a constant reminder about our looks it makes it hard as a woman to not get discouraged. I guess if I didn’t want to care I could cut myself off from the world entirely? It’s all about finding balance and facing the reality that there is a double standard for women. It just isn’t possible to not care a little about what we look like. And it just isn’t possible that all of a sudden women aren’t supposed to maintain their appearance.
Today, I don’t feel that great about how I look. I haven’t washed my hair in 5 days and I’m wearing a t-shirt, shorts and a hat to cover my greasy hair. But, when Karla and I shot this look in Florida, I was feeling great about myself and didn’t mind the double standards. A good hair day, loved my look and great energy around me. These frumpy days will surely make you appreciate the glam.
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