Is Looking Good at Work Even Worth It? Read my EMBARRASSING story

Hey loves!

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!

Bisous

Zayda

 

9 thoughts on “Is Looking Good at Work Even Worth It? Read my EMBARRASSING story

  • Reply Hayde October 20, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    LOL! I can’t imagine you not looking cute!

  • Reply Cynthia October 19, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    Omg lmao! I feel you though! Sometimes you’re soo busy that an extra 15 min of sleep is > than looking cute. Like hello, I may look BUSTED but my work is lookin REAL GOOD!

  • Reply Stormie J October 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Girl I am always checking my nose in fear of some exposed bats in the cave! Lol I definitely like to dress up because I love to but I also feel more put together when I do! It definitely does wonders for my confidence and that reflects in my work! XO and Stay FAB!

  • Reply Nadine October 19, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Zayda you are truly one of a kind. Always have been. They would love you with or without makeup and cute outfits BTW! Me personally being in a professional environment right out of high school I have always gotten dressed up. My sister’s will say they don’t understand how I do it 5 days a week, but like you said It makes you feel more confident and you feel more at place. Or that’s how I feel. Love your stories keep them coming! muah!

  • Reply Jackie Gomez October 19, 2017 at 10:52 am

    Girl!! First of, Love this!!

    You arenot alone…
    I wear scrubs to work everyday and thats hard enough to style… honestly and truthfully it all depends where you work. My office setting is nothing but older patients plus im not looking to impress anyone plus is not a place to dress up (medical). Sooo usually I dont care lol. But tbh I do try to wear minimal makeup and tame my hair to look decent just bec i have school after sometimes and also the doctor is my boss and I at least want to leave a good impression even with scrubs. But you right i feel better when Im prettier lol.

    Your story made me laugh .. sorry lol

    XOXO

  • Reply Ericka C. October 19, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Girl, one day I wore some sandals that I thought were cure and appropriate and my boss- the VP of HR might I add – called me to her office to tell me they weren’t appropriate. She told me that she cared enough about me to tell me, and that as women in the workplace it is already hard to be taken seriously, so we must dress in a way that makes people respect us. From that day on, I wear nothing but business professional wear and casual on Fridays. Learned my lesson!

  • Reply Hannah October 19, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Haha, I totally laughed out loud! Sometimes life just totally works like that. But, I absolutely feel better and feel like I’m more productive when I like the way I look! I try to make myself a priority in the morning (instead of already letting my day run me) and it really seems to help!

    Hannah
    THEBEGINNINGOFHANNAH.COM

  • Reply Paulina October 19, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Hi Zayda great post. Very relatable, to me and I’m sure a lot of people. We all have our good and bad days but it makes a huge difference how we approach them. I’m a firm believer that you should dess for the job you want. Even if you’re close or feel that you’re far from it attitude is everything and looking good at work makes all the difference.
    Sometimes my fiancee asks me, why do you look so good going to work for? And I say: Duh because I’m a professional and I want to be treated as one. Appearance matters.

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