December 7, 2015

The Struggle of Being Low-Maintenance

You might be the low maintenance one of the group if...

You realized by reading this you've been pronouncing it "mai-tenance" because that first "N" just takes too long to say and you're all about efficiency

I'm only half joking.

You have one outfit that is your "going out" outfit. One.

I mean if it only happens once every couple months you only need one, right? You don your trusty skinny jeans and booties ($20 at Charlotte Russe HOLLER) while your friends try on a slew of cute sweaters and every Kendra accessory the rainbow has to offer.

You've been using the same eyeshadow pallet since *cough* 7th grade
I mean you've barely dipped into it; this thing is practically immortal. You probably don't have proper brushes either. (Does a Q-tip count?)

You're the first one ready to go out, so you've downloaded games on your phone for when you have to wait for everyone.
I mean or maybe you sit there and read the WSJ, but let's be honest with ourselves here.

You don't have any Starbucks red cups pictures in your camera roll because the plain old $2 drip brew from elsewhere is much more appealing than a $5 latte
But would it kill Einsteins to get some red cups?!?!?

Your closet is more for storage than it is to hold clothes
I've got a TV, several moving boxes, a fan, and a yoga mat in mine, wbu??

When your friends all go to the bathroom and spend 5 minutes doing touch ups, you end up telling long stories about your old dog or ex-boyfriend just to kill the time that you won't be spending redoing your winged liner
Sorry, is this not relatable?

You own one fancy outfit
And it's the same one you wore to your graduation, your cousin's graduation, three weddings, a friend's limo birthday party, and it's probably what you'll be buried in.

You don't know how to contour
When I see one of those contour sticks, I get short of breath, I swear.

The last big hair change you made was changing your part
It's revolutionary, really.

You read blogs and watch makeup tutorials on Youtube, but never actually apply the tips of "the perfect winged liner" and "romantic side swept curls"'re a low maintenance gal.

Not hating on anyone if you can't relate to any of these/if you own a lot of Kendra. Honestly - teach me how to use a contour stick! Just trying to liven up your Monday. Have a great week, everyone!




  1. this is so funny! I agree with all of this ! xx, kenz

  2. Can we have a contour class from someone.... please?

    Always with love,
    Sadie Lee

  3. Hahaha, this is hilarious! I'm afraid I'm a bit more high maintenance than this list.


  4. Haha this made me laugh! This DEFINITELY isn't me ;-) But you pretty much described a couple of my best friends in this post!! Opposites attract for besties!! Haha.

    xoxo A

    1. That's too funny! A lot of my friends are definitely on the opposite spectrum, but regardless we get along really well! :)

  5. I love this! I can definitely relate to a few of these!

  6. This made me laugh.
    I am low maintenance in the way that it takes me 15 minutes to get completely ready (makeup, hair, and everything) haha I've pretty much mastered this quick morning routine because I hate spending hours getting ready.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

    1. I'm the same way! I'd rather sit and drink coffee than take a while to get ready

  7. This was darling! Wish I could call myself that, but I'm definitely quite the opposite, that's for sure. Great post.

    Sara Kate Styling

  8. This one had me laughing out loud!! You hit so many great points!!

    xo Ashley

  9. I am definitely low maintenance. I so want to get into fashion because I love the pieces but I buy them and they sit in my closet!

    1. I am the same way!! I love learning about trends and everything but there are very few that I'll join in on. I just keep wearing the same 5 outfits haha

  10. Low maintenance is unfortunately not a word I would describe myself...haha!! :)
    Sugar & Something

    1. Oh it's ok! I admire people that have a fully stocked closet and lots of great makeup. Those are the best kind of people to help me out when I want to get dolled up :) Thanks for reading!

  11. I'm low maintenance too and always the first one ready to go out...

  12. Lol, I so agree with this. Especially about watching the makeup tutorials. Love watching them, but definitely don't take the time to do my makeup that way!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  13. I love this! This is definitely me amongst my friends!

    xo Alexis

  14. I drink Einstein's too!There's an Einstein's in the same building on campus as Starbucks and I always opt for Einstein's! the line at Starbucks is always long and $2 vs. $5 is just what too hard to beat.

  15. I absolutely love this! I think guys love that I'm low maintenance and not like the rest :)

  16. Haha this is funny! I'm definitely somewhat high maintenance though according to these ;)


  17. Ha! Love this piece and identify with it so much lol

  18. I am slowly finding tricks to making my morning routine more efficient and less maintenance. But if I have somewhere important to be, I have no shame in taking forever to get ready! Haha

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass