Long ago, I started throwing away anything that was stained or showing signs of too much wear. We must dress nicely and look good for our families and ourselves all the time. Why should the public see you at your best while your family only gets to see you in baggy pajama pants and a stained tee with no makeup? If you live alone and work from your home office, you may ask, “Why should I make an effort?” I get dressed for myself each day because good grooming and an optimistic outlook go hand in hand with self-respect and happiness. I may not put on much makeup on the days I am not planning to leave the house, but I do shower, get dressed, cleanse, moisturize, and use a lip balm every day.
Do you save your best for later? Why should we? All days are special, and I have worked very hard for everything I have. Living an elegant life is being happy with what you have and enjoying using your best items.
Part of my weight loss journey includes sitting down at a properly set the table, relaxing and mindfully enjoying my meals with a background of soft music, and taking the time to appreciate the moment. I do not eat while standing, walking, or driving.
I wore this look on Sunday to relax at home and visit my parents later in the day. The narrow V black tunic is by Clara Sunwoo via ShopMyFairLady.com. The Disney inspired leggings by Lularoe were a gift from a very dear friend. She knows all about Mr. Mickey’s life-long habit of acquiring Mickey Mouse antique toys. His collection is the second largest in the world, and it is now for sale here.