No Need for an Unglamorous Walk of Shame…Be Prepared and Unshameful!
We’ve all done it or will do it at some point in our lives: The Walk of Shame. While I do not like to call it that because I believe that a woman who makes a conscious decision to have sex is in charge of her own life and has nothing to be ashamed of, the name has edged its way into popular culture and we seem to be stuck with it.
However, there is no reason to take that walk of shame looking like something the cat dragged in. While historically this walk has been done with eyes cast down, embarrassment flowing out of your pores, make up remnants smeared all over and disheveled clothes, it doesn’t have to be that way. Own it and make it look glamorous. No need to slink passed people you encounter on the elevator or in the lobby because you are certain they know you just either had a one night stand or based on your appearance, possibly a drunken one night stand. No reason to hide in fear of their judgment or prying eyes. Aside from the fact that what you did the night before falls into
the “none of your business” category, a little prior planning can make your walk of shame anything but lame.
Preparation is crucial. If you don’t come prepared you are asking for disaster on many levels. If you come prepared and you don’t spend the night with anyone then no harm, no foul. No one is the wiser. So there is no need to worry about looking obvious.
The first thing you need to do is invest in a stylish but functional medium size purse or bag. If you want to carry a cocktail purse on your date or to your event that is fine but keep a larger purse in your car or check it with coat check.
Place the following items in the large purse:
• Travel size toothbrush and toothpaste. It is always wise to have one of these in your
purse. Sometimes you just need to brush your teeth after a garlic filled meal and
sometimes you need it for the morning after.
• Face wipes to remove make up. These come in travel size as well and are perfect for
taking off make up before sleep or at his place in the morning so you are not heading
home looking like a clown or raccoon.
• Make up. Once you have used the wipes mentioned above, you can use the make up in your bag for a little touch up to look fresh in the morning. No need to bring your entire
Clinique collection. Just some basics to keep you looking your best.
• Condoms. Condoms. Condoms. Yes, I know, when are responsible for 99% of the
contraception methods on the planet. It is unfair for us to be responsible for the condoms too. But that’s life. If you bring your own, no man can play the “I don’t have any because I wasn’t expecting to have sex” card to try to entice you into having sex without one. Better to bring your own and be responsible for your own sexual health than do an entirely different type of walk to the clinic for antibiotics or a pregnancy test.
• A small hairbrush, travel size hairspray and rubber band. Bed head affects us whether we sleep alone or with someone. However, a night of wild sex can make us look like Medusa the next morning. Bring these items to you can throw your hair up in an easy pony tail.
• Flip flops. That is right, I said flip flops. You can get them at the Dollar Store. You may
love to wear your sexy heals for your date or to your event but no one wants aching feet
early in the morning. Flip flops go with everything today so use them in the morning as
you make your graceful exit.
Remember that simple clothes can be sexy clothes. If you are meeting your date at his house or someplace private try a simple black dress that can be worn in the morning with the flip flops for a casual look. No one coming out of an elevator at 8:00 a.m. wearing an evening gown ever fooled anyone.
Also keep in mind that whether you are traveling and meet someone interesting or are seeing someone steady at home a real gentleman will not kick you out of bed in the middle of the night and tell you to hit the bricks. So there is no reason why you can’t be prepared with your bag so you can make yourself look glamorous the next morning. You may not have time to take a shower at his place but you can certainly freshen up and look like a confident woman instead of trying to get out of the building without being seen.
Add some game to your walk of shame and walk tall while looking your best!
– Sienna Sinclaire® – The Single Girl ®: Your Naughty Lifestyle Guide