Today I ask the question, “Is looking good at work even worth it?”
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve rolled out of bed and have not given an F about how I look! I really want to be one of those girls that looks polished and beautiful everyday, but that’s been a struggle for me! Mostly because I feel like I am too busy to care or make an effort. I rather sleep those extra 15 minutes than to fix my hair! Ya feel me?
And don’t even get me started on those days that I feel bloated or I am breaking out! Those days I for sure won’t even consider trying!
Of course when I started my big girl job, I thought this would change! I thought I was finally going to dress up everyday! Wear cute office wear and kitten heels, etc. In reality, I wear the same oversized sweater and leggings every Monday with my old and dirty Steve Madden platform sneakers. The other days, I just throw on whats hanging on top of the dryer LOL… #sadbuttrue
I’ve been getting by in life living this way, until this happened:
Last week my boss’ boss, the director of marketing, and the VP popped into my office. I was NOT expecting them. That day my hair was super greasy. (I’d ran out of shampoo and only used conditioner to wash my hair.) I wasn’t wearing make up, because my skin’s been a hot mess. (I’m not the girl that looks cute or even awake without make up!) And I was wearing a jumpsuit with boxers underneath and you COULD SEE the boxer’s lining through my pants.
LMAO! (I’m literally laughing!!!)
I went through my very stressful day, feeling super self conscious and unhappy! Despite my high levels of embarrassment, I showed face and said good-bye to my boss’ boss! I felt like I had something on my face while speaking to her but didn’t think much of it.
I was just so relieved to be done with the day! Until I got into my car, and I looked into the mirror. Can you guess what I saw? A HUGE BOOGER hanging out of my nose! Like FOR REAL!!!!!!!!!!!
I KNOW that she saw it, and I thought, “This was the cherry on top to my ultra slobbish look.” -_-
Ay Dios Mio, ME MUERO!
After this experience, I decided that I would commit to looking nice at work! I stick to simple hair and make up/ comfy outfits, but nonetheless looking cute/decent makes the biggest difference in my work days!
When I look good at work, I feel more confident and in return I speak up more. I make an effort to meet new people and build relationships. I feel less stressed by my workload, because I feel collected as a human. I’m more productive, because I don’t have to waste time thinking about how gross I feel. Others take me more seriously. And I’m nicer because…
“I’m nicer when I like my outfit.”
What do you think? What’s your personal stance on how you look at work? Do you care if you look nice or do you feel like it shouldn’t matter because you are there to work not to look cute?
Let me know! I would love to hear your thoughts!