Getting Dressed Up To Stay In

Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends – Kate Spade.

It has been a while hasn’t it? I’ll be honest, I haven’t much felt like blogging as of late. Different things are taking over my creativity right now and, well, I’m not enjoying staying on my laptop all day, every day. Nevertheless, I thought it was high time to get my blogging hat on and type something a little different to the day job. Now, I don’t exactly have much experience in it, considering Warren and I have only gotten dressed up once for a date night at the beginning of lockdown and have since returned to the usual, comfier states that we enjoy: leggings and pyjamas all the way for me! Nevertheless, the one night that we did get dressed up (for approximately two to three hours) was a little bit of fun that we both enjoyed.

GETTING DOLLED UP

If you read this blog or know me IRL, you know that I hardly ever wear makeup so when I put it on, it is a treat. I have a shower, I cleanse and moisturise my face, put some party tunes on (not as fun if I’m not actually going out) and have some me time to get into the zone. A glass of wine usually helps too!

FAVOURITE PARTY DRESS

I say a party dress, but any kind of outfit that makes me feel a little snazzier and gets me out of leggings and hoodies, gym gear or PJs is a step in the right direction. Even if it’s not something I’d wear for a date night or night out exactly, as long as it’s something to not lounge about in is getting dressed up for me. In fact, when I wore my striped shorts and a bikini top, I felt on top of the world. Maybe it was because the sun was shining, and it was the Easter bank holiday and the happy endorphins were flowing?!

TO HEEL OR NOT TO HEEL

I mean, we’re at home… slippers all the way!

 

Getting dressed up doesn’t have to mean going all out for a special occasion either, it can mean choosing something a little “nicer” to wear for the working day. I am not the person to be writing about this as, right now, my day consists of PJs and dressing gown, then gym gear, then leggings and hoody/jumper/cardigan, but when I wasn’t doing my daily workouts, I did get dressed up (twice) and felt far more put together than even days spent at the office. You can now see that I am basically a loungewear-leggings-connoisseur in all aspects of life including when I actually go to work.

When you strip it back, getting dressed up is simply something fun to do. I always remember getting ready for nights out and it being one of my favourite aspects of the entire evening because it was that excitement of wearing something different, putting different makeup on and anticipating an incredible night out with friends or family, or both. And that is something that we all crave right now, isn’t it? Fun! It doesn’t matter that there isn’t a big night out afterwards or a grand meeting at work or the chance to even step out of the front door. In fact, get dressed up to go to the shops and make it an event worth the outfit you wear.

Besides, this is a fab time to practice those makeup looks and start picking the ultimate party outfit for the first night back on the town!

Have you been getting dressed up at home? Or sticking to feeling cosy in your loungewear?

Love, Faye xo

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