Sunday, November 22, 2009

Put Together.

Ever see the movie "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark?" This above picture is a scene from the that movie where they hide the Ark in a secret government warehouse that holds all of the world's secret treasures. My mind feels a lot like this right now. A full warehouse that just isn't seeing the light of day. I'm keeping things in, not letting my true self out, & all my dreams are boxed up & sealed tightly. There is just so so much going on, that it's just piling & piling & that poor lil worker in that picture is so going to have to work Over-time this week to organize everything. The ark is me, and it's somewhere lost in that chaos of the room.

To get out of the house to try to feel better I went shopping with my cousin and through all the mirrors of the stores I saw...Well that "Oh I looked like a mess." Just a mess. My hair was in a very messy bun, I had my STAC college sweat shirt on that just looked messy, old sneakers, my shirt that I just love's color was a wee bit too faded, my eye make-up was a little off from rubbing my eyes a lil (I'm allergic to alot of spray scents), and I had bags under my eyes. I'm supposed to be out there attracting some random guy who might be shopping at the same store & I looked like I crawled out of the END of a zombie attack. Not a good thing.

Have you guys ever had those days where you just feel like a mess?

But then my cousin and I went to get a drink at this lil restaurant. We were sitting, chatting, trying to figure out what to get who for Christmas when this girl walked into the place & sat one stool down from me. I just happened to look towards her & was like Woa, her outfit looks amazing, her hair looks so nice, she had on thigh-high boots, her purse...well i liked my purse better than hers but it fit her outfit, she had on accessories, and I just thought, "I wish I looked like her." I don't mean that I wish I was a different person & did the whole blonde, thin, Omg I'm awesome watch me wave at the people look...I just wished I looked a little more "put together".

Yeah that's a good way to say it. "Put Together". When stress & just shit brings you down people sometimes forget how much it actually affects you. So...what do you do?

Well, I'm going to break out my lil pink Liz Clabourne flats I have that I actually have never worn, I straightened my hair for tomorrow morning(I have really long hair so it would take forever to do in the morning), I'm going to wear one of my nice new sweaters, put on some earrings & a necklace, have a nice butterfly clip in my hair, wear my new black hat I bought, remember to put on cover up & lip gloss and try to make an effort tomorrow to look like "I tried today." I guess I forgot to try to look nice in all the shuffle. I'll take a picture tomorrow.

What do you do to make yourself look put together each day?

These are the Liz Clabourne flats I bought a lil while ago. I'm not a big fan of pink, but these were just too cute pass up.

It's easy to forget things when your on auto-pilot. I'm putting so much effort into clearing my head of junk & get things done that it's making me forget the wrong things... I have to shed this college-student roll out of bed look. I need to start being a 24 year-old woman, I need to try to look my best, I need to not forget as well as forget, and I need to not look like I've been in a warehouse searching for the ark. lol. Also I need to wake up for real.

And if I one can say I didn't try. I'm trying, I'm trying so hard not to fall.

"Maybe I'll wake up for once..." - Evanescense "Going Under"


Manju said...

the flats are so adorable!!!!!!
and i love evanescence too :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

I have days like that too. I think it's important to just put a teeeeeny bit of extra effort in, because it just makes us feel better. Or at least me. Looks DO NOT define us, but doing things for ourselves can perk us up. I know how hard it is when stress and life just overcomes. I'm sure you looked adorable though,pleeeeease! :)

Valeriesoh said...

oooo i hope you feel better! we all have bad days!

plus... messy buns and chicness is in now!!!

xx val

Scientific Housewife said...

I always make sure I have some kind of makeup on, even a little, so I can look awake and together. I also love wearing different earrings everyday to make my outfits versatile :)

Anonymous said...

I favor quirky necklaces and colorful hats to perk me up

HISdaughter said...

Colorful scarves make me happy. ANd if I don't feel like makeup, I at least try lip gloss ans mascara. A little effort makes me feel better :)

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

first, let me just tell you how much i appreciate your comments. you really do find the sweetest and most interesting points to compliment me on that make me feel so special inside. thanks so much for that.

as far as looking put together when your world just doesn't seem to match... whenever i've gone through tough times (with a boy, lets say..) i use that negative energy and turn it into an "i'm gonna look damn good" attitude. i turn it around into a pseudo confidence (that may not even exist) that makes me wanna go out and look good for no one but myself, and i really do think that works for me.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like that idea of the "I'm gunna look damn good" attitude for myself. I also like the ideas your guys are giving me. I needed a little inspiration on this one. I'm loving everybody's comments it's making me feel so much better. =) Thank you ladies!! *BIG HUGS*

Bathwater said...

I've used the same photo before on my last blog. Who can look put together all the time and I have a feeling the guys passing by are still seeing the pretty girl you do not.

Bathwater said...

I like the Nightmare Before Christmas Header too BTW.

Jaime said...

Cute shoes- good idea to break them out to feel happy :)

drollgirl said...

love those shoes!!! and it sounds cheesy, but sometimes if you like the way you look, it can sure make you feel better. it is a pain in the ass to get all dolled up, but it helps! :)

Toothfairy said...

I know what you with the autopilot thing... I do it all the times, and forget a lot other important things because of it.


Elizabeth said...

Those LC flats are so cute. I love that stuff that was popular with our moms is coming back. She had LC perfume when I was a baby :)

drollgirl said...

hey thank you for your comment and the info. i will try and chill and see what happens. ugh. why is life SO HARD. or i am just a total wuss! :(

Sandy said...

Hey girlie!
The flats are awesome! I'm not sure how much you're into colour but you could do some really funky things with those shoes :)
I'm a big fan of What Not to Wear and I remember Stacey (I believe it was her), saying to someone that it takes as much effort to put on a nice pair of pants or trouser jeans, a nice top and a cute pair of shoes as it does to put on sweat pants and top and runners. I'm paraphrasing of course. But she's right. I try to remember that all the time. We were just running out to the grocery store so I put on funky jeans, cute top, jewellery (my big thing these days .. considering my jewellery maker (sister) has some awesome stuff I just can't help myself ... and runners. Still looked put together even though it wasn't anything fancy. So short story long, invest a few minutes at night to put a top, bottom, footwear and accessories together, and you'll always look like a million bucks instead of a college student. Put on a bit of makeup (helps to make you look more awake), do something with your hair to keep it neat, and you'll feel better about yourself and that will spill into other areas.
Just remember ... you never know who you'll meet at the store :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh wow, fabulous post girl.

This is all so true. Only we can be the best us, no one else can do it for us.

I love how you are so on to getting the best out of yourself, way to go. You are so worth it. Don't save the good stuff for later, wear it and be it now.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

You know, I was reading your description of how you looked and it sounded kind of cool. Sometimes the whole I-just-rolled-out-of-bed look is very chic and hippie-ish and sexy. Because sometimes not giving a damn is sexy. I bet there were a couple girls who looked at you and thought you looked so cool and carefree. :P You never know!
But yeah, I totally know what it's like to see a well put together girl who just looks amazing and makes me feel like a bum. Lol. I think it's awesome you got all dressed up the next day. Your pink flats are SO cute. :) And I really do hope you will show us pics!! You are so pretty, so feel free to put up pics of yourself whenever you want!! (And you never know when a hot guy might accidentally stumble across your blog, hehe).

PS. Feel free to steal the playlist idea. Because I totally stole it from Barry and Sandy. Lol.

E.K. said...

Everybody has those days...or months ;) Don't go down that dark path. Just make more of an effort. It's amazing how much a little effort can change your whole mood. Pick good music to get dressed to also. I go with vintage Madonna or something. Something that will make you feel motivated and fun! Try "La Isla Bonita". Trust me, you can thank me later. Ha ha!


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