My sister-in-law and my dad helped my fiance and i paint our new place. Our colors are going to be black & brown ! I know a lot of people say black and brown don't go together but it actually gave the place a really nice, warm and sophisticated look. :)
Halfway through our painting, my sister in law and i decided to take a break and grab screamers (slurpee w/ ice cream on the top & bottom) at a nearby convenience store. We didn't have time to change so we went there looking like we haven't showered in several days. Our hair was a mess, we smelled like dust and paint, I had paint splatters on my face (since it was black paint, it looked like i had massive black heads all over my face, hahaha!), my black sweater and shoes were more like dark gray b/c of the dust. My sis-in-law had large paint splatters on her jeans and we were both carrying two large drinks in our hands (for my brother and fiance). We looked like we hadn't showered or eaten anything in days. hahaha!
It's funny when I think about it because if that was several years ago when we were still in high school, we probably wouldn't be caught dead outside looking like that. In high school, I'd make sure my hair looked proper, my clothes were "cool", i smelled nice, etc, even if i was just going to the mall for 15 minutes. Now - yes, of course i still make an effort to look nice but I'm not afraid to look like a scrub once in a while if there's good reason for it. Emphasis on "if there's good reason for it". Trust me, it's not like i would purposely go somewhere with paint on my face. haha!
Are you less conscious about your appearance now compared to when you were younger?