Dressing Up In Lockdown

I did a thing today.

I have read other posts about people getting dressed up lately “just because”. I mean, we’re all holed up in quarantine. It’s not like we have much reason to get dressed at all, really.

Today I decided I needed a little pick-me-up. A Mother’s Day treat time myself, if you will. So, while the rest of my family was outside playing, I blow dried my hair, put on my “fancy” makeup (as opposed to just the regular makeup I put on to do a quick TikTok video), and threw on a dress and heels.

And it felt good.

I snapped a few mirror selfies in my daughter’s room, and then walked outside so I could show off to my family and maybe a random person who happened to be driving by. After I said hello to my fam, I turned around and went immediately back inside to change into yoga pants.

That did the trick, though. I felt better.

My point is this. I know we have no place to go right now, and that sucks. I think it’s important to remember that we can still do little things like dress up if it makes us feel good, even if it’s just for 5 minutes.

Or as my mom says, at least put on real pants every once in a while.

It really does help.

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