Hi Everyone! I went out Christmas shopping today....I have no idea what to get my mother.
I wore very little makeup, a brown shade of eyeshadow just slightly darker than my skin. Powdered eyeliner, a light dose of mascara, some bronzer, and a little blush. I prefer frosty or very pale pink lipstick. I really never wer a lot of makeup, as I feel better without too much. But that's just my taste.
I wore "Boot Cut" jeans, and a white and green long sleeved, striped henley. Both from Victoria's Secret. A white cropped parka, and white tennis shoes (runners). So I wouldn't say I was over dressed. I feel that it's easier to "pass" if you underdress, rather than over dress. But again, that's just my taste.
Anyways, I ran into a friend of mine at the mall. She's a GG that I've known for years, and she knows all about me. So we went to the food court, and had a small bite to eat, and talked.
At one point she said, "So why do "you girls" always try to look so pretty all the time?"
I felt complimented, but suddenly self conscious. So I said, "I'm not dressed up or anything, in fact I'm basically dressed like you."
She said, "Yeah, but you always look good. And the few others that I know always look good. Don't you ever just throw something on and go out?"
So I laughed and replied, "I can't just "throw something on", or I'd look like a guy dressed as a girl. This DOES take a little prep. But I'm not "dressed up", or "made up" like I would be to go out clubbing or something.
Anyways, the conversation continued for a bit, and eventually morphed into other casual conversation. We hugged and went our separate ways.
So here's my question to all of you here: Do you think we "overdo" it sometimes? I see GG's all the time with no makeup on, and dressed very, what I would call, unflattering. Is it that we are trying so hard to "pass", that we delve into too much detail?
I mean, honestly, I was hardly wearing any makeup at all, and my clothing was nothing outstanding.
As I said above, I feel the best way to "pass" is to go unnoticed, not to stick out like a sore thumb. Unless you want the attention. But then your open to closer scrutiny, and possible "discovery" at the wrong moment or place.
Even GG's that overdress are stared at, and gossiped about.
Now I'm concerned how much I should dress down when I go to the store. Although so far, no one else has said anything to me.
So...what do you think?