When one thinks of manners, they don’t often think of APPEARANCE as registering on the “rude richter scale.” But when you really think about it, it kind of makes sense. Your outward appearance speaks volumes and often sets the tone for how YOU feel about yourself…. And we all know the saying… if you don’t feel good about yourself, no one else will…. Well, today my partner Lisa Gache and I explore this subject and talk about why maybe my mom uniform of yoga pants and an American Apparel pullover is sending the wrong message…


Manners Monday Appearance from lisagache on Vimeo.

Lisa’s Tips:

Ø Moms, set your alarm so you have enough time to take care of yourself along with your family in the morning.

Ø In addition to laying out your children’s clothing, be prepared and lay out clothing (or makeup) for yourself the night before.

Ø Dress appropriately for the occasion. If you are going to the park, wear clothes that are not restricting and choose flats rather than heels. For a parent/teacher conference, a pair of slacks and a blouse make a nice statement. Dressing for the gym? Finish your look by adding a stylish casual jacket or sweater.

Ø Dedicate a quick minute or two for some careful grooming. Regardless of how rushed you are, wash your face, brush your teeth and hair, put on a bit of face cream, foundation, mascara and blush. You’ll be good to go!

Ø At the very least, maintain your poise and walk with good posture. Stand up straight with your shoulders back and move gracefully, heel toe, heel toe. This exudes confidence and strength.

Ø A smile makes up for everything. Even if you had minimal time to put yourself together, donning a smile endears you to everyone. (Just make sure you brushed those teeth!)

Speaking of appearance, let’s get out of our yoga pants and in to something hot this Spring together! Join me at the Lucky Shops LA event on April 8th and 9th! Enter “PERFECT” in the Promo Code for a 10% discount on tickets!
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  1. Sara Brotherton
    Monday, March 28th, 2011
    I agree so much with the needing to make contact with other moms.... And hard as I try to ready myself early that just never happens! By the time I cook breakfast, then clean it up off the floor, get oldest my daughter dressed and out the door without forgetting her book bag... or the baby, lol I am just not worried about my own appearance... I will say however that next time i rush to school I'll dab on some lip gloss and smile that healthy smile for all the other mom's that somehow found 2 extra hours to be "IT" more power to ya mommies! :) thanks for the video ladies! it was right on target! :)
  2. Monday, March 28th, 2011
    Concealer and lip gloss..AMEN!And if I actually worked out as much as my clothes suggested,I'd be a much more fit person. It's almost embarrassing that I'm NOT built like a brick shit house running around town always dressed in my work out clothes.but, jenny, come on..you look adorable. I look like I just am on my way home from the gym..but I never actually make it. It's one of the great mysteries of the universe:)LOL
  3. Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
    awesome vid! and great convo that (i feel) resonates with every mother at some point in time.

    for me, i *try* to get up every morning and shower, makeup, dress, etc... as though i'm "going to work" though i work from home.

    putting that effort in makes me feel good, and when i do pick up my little dude from school or run errands, etc, i *hope* that i put off the "right" impression.

    ... then again i have a nose piercing and many tattoos...

    i may have to rethink this one. :)