Sunday Poser # 58

As festive season approaches for a lot of people in the world, it’s time to get fancy!

My question this week is;

How much though you give to your appearance?

On ordinary days, I just use an eyeliner after my morning skincare regimen. Eyes are the only part of the face visible over the mask. I do dress modestly and appropriately every day, but I don’t put much effort into it if I’m just going to pick up my grandson from school or going to the mall for a bit of shopping. In fact, wearing thick wooly socks with my sandals makes me think I look like an old granny, which, BTW, I totally am, three times over.

Things were different when I wasn’t always wearing a mask when I was going out. I used to do a minimal amount of makeup and put some effort in making sure that my hair is styled well. I think the pandemic has infected my sense of fashion as well.

I think it is nice to dress up once in a while though. I love to dress up, put on some makeup and perhaps even wear a ring or two when I’m meeting friends or family. I keep aside a few dressy ensembles for special occasions and though I haven’t used my lipsticks in a long while ( almost two years) I wear them to look festive.

What about you? Do you spend some time on your appearance or just do the very minimal?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one.

Thanks for visiting and reading!



67 thoughts on “Sunday Poser # 58

  1. I wash, put Castor oil on my face, comb my hair, (which is falling out due to my recent covid experience) LoL!
    I hardly ever wear a mask, and no one ever tells me to put one on, unless I go to a medical org. they give me a mask at the door. My Faith, teaches modest dressing. I use a cane when I walk, it is pretty painted with flowers.
    I would put this in a post, but feel readers would not benefit from it. Except for the Castor oil, recommendation which prevents wrinkles, and it works.

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          1. Good to know you must have a strong immune. I hardly ever get sick either which was why I was surprised when I picked up the covid. The reason I feel is I attended a conference the week prior, and many of those that attended got sick the same time I did. I think I was to only one, however, that ended up in the hospital for 4 days. No doubt it was, I was one of the oldest there, age 81.

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  2. I’m not surprised that you like to dress up once in a while. I’m pretty sure you look great everyday even without much effort. I’ve noticed in some street interviews that Pakistani women have INCREDIBLE sense of fashion! Unparalleled for sure.
    As for me, make up begins and ends with Kajal (aka Surma/kohl). Bindi Ofcourse, which is essentially not make up. And this is all the “dressing up” there is in my dictionary 😅 (VERY bad, Ik).
    When grandparents bring you up, it clearly reflects in your sense of fashion 🤷‍♀️ I’m DEFINITELY going to get bullied in college when it begins!

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    1. Thanks Sam for sharing. I’m sure you’ll be okay in college. The young crowd has a uniform of jeans and shirts, so it’s easy to follow. Thanks for the compliment to all Pakistani women. 🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️

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  3. Great question, Sadje.
    I’ve always enjoyed dressing with whatever is in fashion. Since the pandemic, I haven’t had the enthusiasm. I think it’s because of being quaratined.
    Recently, I’ve begun to shop and dress a lot better. Sweats were getting to be a bit much. I always loved cruising because we dressed for dinner every night and there was a formal dress night which made me feel elegant. Well … perhaps, things – like travel – will begin to be safer and I can get on the high seas again.
    Have a lovely Sunday … Isadora 😎

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  4. I had to laugh when I read this because this cold morning I have old sweats, warm shirt and bulky sweater, big warm socks.  Everyone who would come over is stuck in Casper WY because of high winds snow and closed highways, so no visitors.  If I go out I am dressed nicely, hair and makeup.   | | |


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  5. Well, I’ve toned down my make up a lot, since I basically go nowhere these days. Eye make up and a little powder is all now. Nothing much changed with clothes as I dress casual even when we go to the store or something .. just long soft top with long sleeves, and stretchy pants. Shoes are regular crocs or croc sandals all year. 🙂

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  6. I don’t wear makeup unless it’s a very special occasion, but I shower and wash my hair daily, style it a bit (not that you can tell lol), and on workdays usually wear something nice for a biz office (even tho no one comes in much now). On non working days, I’m usually in leggings and a cozy top…

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  7. Being retired, I dress casually and only wear make-up if I am going out to eat or anywhere I will take my mask off. One thing I get teased about is that I never wear shoes in my apartment or the building. I just don’t like shoes.

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    1. What’s the point of wearing lipstick if we are wearing masks over it. I feel that way too. I wear slip on shoes because my feet don’t like closed, confining footwear. Thanks for sharing Patricia

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  8. I’m pretty particular about appearance, wearing slacks, dress shirts, etc. mostly for work, yet I do wear jeans with a dress shirt occasionally, always a blazer, then on the weekend at home pretty relaxed. I get my hair, what’s left of it, Ahahaha, cut very two weeks. 😃

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  9. I have always had issues with make up, break outs and rashes, so I don’t use much or any most days. If it is a special occasion I may add a touch of eyeshadow, but other than the occasional nail polish I am just pretty much what you see is what you get… it saves time too.

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  10. Very interesting responses, Sadje. Has the pandemic affected the way we appear now? I think it has. If one is not stepping out, it doesn’t seem to make much sense to dress UP or make UP. 😀 Being clean, comfortable and presentable matters.

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    1. You’re right that pandemic has shown us what matters. I knew someone long time back that said that she couldn’t look at herself in the morning without makeup. I wonder what she’s doing now?

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