A Little Retail Therapy

Yesterday, I walked into work and a colleague said, “Wow, Kim, you look like…a tired mess.” Well, good morning to you too buddy. The worst part is, I thought I was kind of pulling off the just-got-out-of-bed-but-still-lookin-alright look. Guess not. My response was three-fold:

1. I’m trying to keep it classy here, so I won’t say it. But I’ll give you a hint. It involved the finger located in between the index and the ring finger.
2. Immediately ran to the bathroom to try to fix myself up. I did a version of the braided bun (this version was one braid on either side of the head pulled back into a regular bun.) No pins needed, just one rubber band. Felt a slight pick-me-up and I made those braids tight so it was also a mini face lift at the same time.
3. Promised myself a 10:30pm bedtime (translation: 11:30pm at the earliest).

Some would then go for the chocolate, others would go for a run. But for my pick me up, I do online retail therapy. Summer dresses to be specific. They just make me happy and it’s far more challenging to look like a tired mess in them.

Ah, colorful maxis… I love that all of these are waist defining which often gets lost in a maxi:

 Left to right: 1. Love from ASOS 2. Tinley Road  3. Splendid (I got this dress in two colors, plan to live in this over the summer) 4. Contrarian (the maxi version of the navy one I wore here)

And, showing a little leg in these minis…

Left to right: 1. Juicy  2. ASOS Tulip Dress 3. Amanda Uprichard 4. Blue Life


Oh and a make-up can go a long way. I have to remember to wear my new lip gloss. It’s a perfect shade.
What’s your tired mess pick-me-up?
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