A little bit of red lipstick goes a long way...that and a new haircut!
All of us girls have felt this way at one time or another: maybe a little dull, tired out, and frumpy to the point of hiding at home for a while. (If you have never felt that way, I'm going to have to call you out as a liar). Looks certainly are only the shell of who we are, but you have to concede that when you aren't feeling confident, you don't come off as confident.
I was going through one of these little periods, and it lasted a little longer than normal. I was sick of my stupid hair style and color, I'd gained a few (fifteen) holiday pounds, I wasn't working, and well, I just felt like hiding away. Let's face it: I'm in my thirties, I have two (awesome) children, and I've been married for eight years; do I even need to look pretty anymore!?!? I say, YES!
I had bought myself a tube of true red lipstick from my beloved Chanel counter, and it sat in my "tackle-box" for weeks before I took it back out again. Red lipstick is not for the faint of heart. One afternoon, when I'd simply had enough, I called my hair stylist and she booked an appointment for me the following weekend. She knew that she had a tough job ahead of her, so she booked me from two p.m. until close. That's a lot of time. One more week passed, and I wore my baggy sweats, my darkest shades, always a beanie, and I avoided public interaction as much as possible. And then, Saturday arrived.
I walked in and told Kim, "Shave it all off, I honestly don't care. I'm sick of it." For the next five hours she worked her magic, as only someone that's been in the business for over 25 years can do. I looked like a radio antenna with foils covering my head, and was relieved to finally...FINALLY....see a color that I loved. Much like a psychiatrist, we talked about why I wanted to grow my hair out. 'Did I really? Why? Who likes it long? Not you?' Turns out I DID want to chop it.
So, long story short, (not really...it turned out quite long, didn't it!?) I have this new style that makes it fun to go out again. Pair it with some Chanel Red lipstick, and I can't help choose something cute to wear over the ole' sweatpants. Thank you Kim and Chanel!