Years ago, I worked with someone who actually sent out a mass email, saying something about co-workers’ whose philosophy was ‘Do As I Say, Not As I Do’. #Ouch Did I also mention that this someone went on later to de-friend me on FB? Guess it’s ok to reference the whole email story here then.
While that incident always struck me as impulsive and unprofessional, the memory of it got me thinking about a few ways that I myself might be a bit inauthentic these days. Or maybe instead of using the H word (and coming out and saying I’m a hypocrite), I should call this ‘Ways I Am Perfectly Imperfect’?
1. I’m a card carrying vegetarian and even “like” all the PETA updates on FB, but I’d still buy this leather skirt in a hot minute. I also own tons and tons of leather handbags and shoes. #DontTellPeta #StyleOverSubstance
2. When things don’t go my way, the first thing that crosses my mind to do is not meditating or yoga’ing – It’s cutting my hair super short and dying it super blonde, kind of like Victoria Beckham's in this picture. Yes, I’ve logged countless hours practicing yoga and reading the Kripalau web site, but the temptation to do something potentially foolish appearance or beauty wise in the face of stress or disappointment still remains. (My skin has too pink of an undertone for me to be able to pull off platinum hair. On some level, I am aware of this.)
FYI: If you see me in the future and my hair looks at all like Victoria's, you’ll know I’ve given in.
Victoria Beckham, photo from Pinterest
What are some of the ways YOU are perfectly imperfect?
Photo Courtesy: Who Wore It Best photo, Sasha Charnin Morrison's (Style Editor of US Weekly) Instagram; Victoria Beckham, photo courtesy of Pinterest