This is for GBE2 Prompt 41
When I was still living with my parents, I used to drive my mom up the wall because I had very little interest in how I looked or what I was wearing. I also had very little interest in makeup or hairstyles or any of a number of things I was apparently supposed to care about. The only time I “cared” about my appearance is when I was being given a hard time because I failed to meet whatever standards my mom had for my appearance.
My own standards for my appearance are pretty simple.
1. If I am at home or in a casual setting: jeans and a t-shirt. T-shirt or pants may have holes in them or be extremely worn. Hair: always out of my face. Make up: None
2. If I am at work or a more formal setting: clothes and hair must be presentable and follow whatever rules are in place for setting. Make up: None.
(The reason why no makeup ever is because a) I had never learned how to apply it. b) I have an intense texture issue concerning makeup. And by texture issue, I mean I want to claw my face off when I wear makeup.)
As a general rule of thumb, I don’t spend very much on myself, except where books or food is concerned. If I go out to eat and I am familiar with the restaurant, chances are pretty good that I will always order the same thing no matter how many times I visit. If I buy clothes or shoes, they will be to replace whatever has become worn out. I would love to say that this is an outgrowth of a personal philosophy that encourages a lifestyle where you only get what you absolutely need, but I suspect that the real reason is that it simply does not occur to me to go and get something unless I absolutely have to.