I have this second Aunt, my father’s Aunt. Aunt Alice, she is the most divine woman. I love/d my grandma, but she had nothing on Aunt Alice’s style. Always posh, she always wears s skirt suits (she made) that could give Miss Coco herself a run for her money. I admire her style and wish to possess that kind of elegance at her age (which is 91). Right now I wear jeans and hoodies etc, but after 80 it’s all about Aunt Alice class and Iris Apfel creativity.
Anyway, one day I told Aunt Alice how I just thought she was the most posh woman I have ever met. I love everything she wears and wish to possess that same grace. She then told me that her mother told her once, that whether it is to the market or out to dinner always leave your house looking your best and putting her best foot forward. With Aunt Alice’s mother in my head, I have noticed the world is different with your best face forward.
I might not always dress to the nines, but now whenever I leave the house I make sure my hair and makeup are “done” (I put done in quotations because I think a messy bun or wavy hair includes my hair being done). Mostly my makeup has to be done, foundation and blush since I have bad acne. Maybe I am more chipper with my face done up and less insecure so I don’t avoid eye contact; but I’ve noticed when I go out and have makeup on, I get better customer service. The cashier giving me 15% off discount meant only for card holders, or my billion questions are answered with a smile (this includes men and women), I basically receive better service.