I think its a natural assumption most people have - thinking I am always done up. Hair and makeup maxed out and all glammed out. Its not true. I am a lover of basics. Simple colors, easy outfits and natural make up. If you know me, you know these statements to be true. If you don't know me please know that make up isn't always on my face. And its really kind of nice. These days, I am on the far end of the spectrum - stretchy pants and little to no make up on a daily basis. This pregnancy thing is kind of funny - you know, not being in control of your own body. But I am embracing it and I think its an awesome example to my daughter - especially when she says "Mom, I like when you don't wear makeup but I like you when you wear it too. You are beautiful both ways." UGH, knock me dead now. These kids of mine...they sure do have a way of breaking my heart in a million pieces in the best way possible. But I want to be an example to my kids that there is a time and a place for everything. I believe appearance is important. Making sure you are put together definitely helps with your self confidence and I've learned that people take you more seriously as well. But I also want them to know that its ok to not wear make up, and to rock some comfy clothes and just relax.
Below is one of my favorite looks....including my favorite hat. Which I can't find at the moment.....Please take a moment of silence with me. That was one of my NYC buys.
Of course I was done up in these photos....and this was when my hair was light. Also contemplating going back light. But thats another day, another post. Just know that the basics are ok. Throw on that clean white t-shirt, jeans and a cute baseball cap. Who needs heels anyway?
Images | Ily Grantham Photography