I woke up this morning and quickly realized that there was nothing in the house for breakfast so we had to dash to the store. I fell asleep with hair still in braids and makeup on, too tired to drag myself to the bathroom to wash it off and my makeup wipes had vanished. I had about 5 minutes to get out the door.
freshen up quickly with brushing teeth and washing face
re-braid hair or put it up in a scarf
toss on a house dress and flats
scribble down a grocery list
also manged to grab a belt to feel a bit more put together and I was out the door in 5.
It's not the epitome of vintage fabulousness but it's certainly better than wearing my Hello Kitty pajama pants to the grocery store. I know it's the norm to run to the store for a gallon of milk and eggs in sleepwear but really, it's messy and let's face it- gross! I saw a girl at Walmart a few weeks ago wearing black panties and a tank top. To the store. In public. How is this okay? What excuse justifies not needing to wear proper clothing when you leave the house?
Here's another example of my typical grocery store wear. Capri pants, button up blouse, slide-on shoes like wedges. Since my hair is a mess and I don't have time for makeup, a scarf and sunglasses does the trick and takes less than 20 seconds. Also out the door in 5 minutes.
It's not hard to show respect for myself and others by wearing real clothes to the grocery store and truly, it takes no time at all. I know some people say that they don't care what strangers think about them but when one person puts effort into their appearance, it does make an impact on others. Not to mention, isn't it nice to receive compliments while shopping?