The thought crossed my mind, mainly when I’m out in town during a weekend night, while seeing all these pretty girls and boys walking from pub to pub.
Dressed up for the night, most of them I must say, and the question I’ve had returns to me. Why?
I understand that we all have different reasons, that we all see it in different ways.
In my mind I would think it has something to do with impressing the opposite gender, or the same gender for that matter, whatever you are into. To show off ones best sides.
Why? Well, the basics says to find a mate. For life or for that night, again, whatever you are into.
This is not my question or the thought that crossed my mind. What I’m saying is why are we showing off our best sides just one or two nights a week? Why are we, as a female, using our best makeup, pretty clothes and awesome hair skills just because we are going to the pub? Why not while we go to Costa for a coffee? Or while we go food shopping? Or both? Why not imply it as a everyday thing? ..effort probably. But why wouldn’t you want to look and feel your best on a everyday basis? Why are we dressing up for alcohol?
I get questions and hints from time to time that I make a little bit to much effort when it comes to makeup on a everyday basis. I like doing my makeup, sometimes I do it twice in one day just for the sheer pleasure of it. I tend to use colors and have a smokey eye with a pop of color as my everyday makeup. Only because I like it, my eyes are one of the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen and I think my makeup shows them off in a really cool way.
I work as a chef so I need to have my hair up at work, so I like to use different hairbands. Not just because they are pretty, also so they will keep my hair away during work. I obviously have chef whites I work in, so when it comes to clothes to and from work I’m pretty basic, just sitting in my car anyway and as I get home it’s comfy trousers all the way!
But what I’m trying to say is that I tend to get questioned about why I’m making such an effort on an everyday basis, “You’re just a chef, no one will see you in that kitchen.”
When I explain that I don’t do it to show off to others, just doing it for myself, I get rolling eyes and a slight shake of a head.
Not that it matters to me what others think, but I do find it interesting that I can’t look pretty at work but if I go out drinking alcohol at the pub no one would question my choices.