Hey there! It’s been forever and for that I do apologize.
The devil (better known as the x-hole) has been busy trying to complicate my stylish exit! I have been busy dodging the monkey wrenches that keep coming my way – – but we know all to well, one monkey don’t stop the show!
As word is getting out about my impending divorce, and after I get the requisite “I am so sorry, (cue head tilt) blah blah…” I get the “but you look so good!” I appreciate a compliment and accept them humbly, but damn. How am I supposed to look?? What were you expecting?
I follow Coco Chanel’s advice, “If you are sad, add more lipstick and ATTACK!” I may feel like my world is crumbling but you’ll never catch me out in the streets looking anything less than pulled together. And in fact, the better I look, the worse I am may feel.
I keep Madame Chanel’s advice top of mind, as well as my days in the fashion industry. I love fashion and am a self-confessed shoe addict! I’d rather be overdressed than underdressed any day. I figure at some point my inner self will match my outer self.
I am not saying that I don’t have my days when I go sans makeup and live in my yoga pants. Who doesn’t? We need those days. It just on those days I stay in the house. I do not take that show on the road! Pity parties (guest list, one) are ok and are bound to happen during a divorce, but try to keep them to a minimum. Comfort is great. Poor style, not so much.
However, the real reason the show must go in is this: my two little ones are watching and they notice everything! They won’t see me depleted or deflated or defeated! So if that means when, I feel like crap and want to hide under the covers, I will do the exact opposite; put on my fiercest heels, those jeans that fit just right, grab my favorite handbag and step out of the door and conquer the day.
ps: don’t forget the lipstick loves…