It’s no big secret I haven’t felt 100% like me since I left my job/moved.
I rarely wear makeup…. well more than my usual tinted moisturizer and mascara… I haven’t worn jeans since I moved… and even longer before that since it was so hot in Montreal.
My confidence was still there, but hidden. I didn’t feel like “the old Becca”. Last night I decided to change that.
I was invited out to a show, and had planned to meet Elisa for a glass of wine before hand. After digging through my room and opening a few boxes I concluded I had nothing.to.wear.
Typical chick right?
Clearly money isn’t flowing right now so I went to a typical cheap, trashy store in hopes of finding something workable. For a grand total of $4 plus tax I came home with a shirt that… 6 months ago I would have had ZERO problem rocking, yet as the bag sat on the table I was unsure of whether or not I’d feel comfortable in it… in public.
So I showered… and did my hair… and put on makeup… like REAL makeup. I busted out eyeliner people. Scary.
And then I grabbed the bag and headed to my room.
I put on my favorite ripped up cropped jeans, a pair of 5inch patent red leather wedges and… the shirt.
And in that moment I felt like me.
I didn’t feel like the big giant bag of fail or fat or out of shape.
i thought I would spend the night worrying that my back fat might be on display … what people would think about my clearly see through shirt… but I didn’t.
There was no tugging, there was no bathroom checks in the mirror. Just a nice night out.
Who knew a little eyeliner and a $4 shirt would complete the change back to me.
Do you find your outfit/makeup can effect your mood?