This week I got to take off my recent uniform of tattered jeans and t shirts and trade them in for a dress and heels to go to a charity gala with a few friends. Don’t get me wrong, I will happily live in jeans and tees for the rest of my life but there’s something refreshing about dressing up, don’t you think? Every now and then indulging in the rituals associated with spending to much time getting ready is nice.
When I get the chance, I block of an hour or even an hour and a half and relish the act of getting ready for something. I’ll take a bath (this week I used this) and shave my legs, maybe even do a face mask. I’ll sit in my robe, put on some music and survey outfit and shoe options then I’ll migrate back to my bathroom and start in on hair an makeup.
Maybe it’s self-indulgent, but I think every now and then it’s nice to spend some time getting ready. It makes the actual event you’re getting ready for feel even more special, don’t you agree? How do you dress up?