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Old 05-04-2015, 06:16 AM
Location: Georgia
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Yes, unfortunately. I work in a business where it's entirely possible I will encounter current, past or future clients in the course of everyday errands. No t-shirts, shorts and flip-flops for me, unless I'm on vacation. I may not go full-make up, etc., but the outfit is put together with a little care. At least once every couple of weeks or so, I'm going to be stopped at the grocery store or at the mall by a potental client.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:20 AM
Location: U.S. (East Coast)
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I put on some makeup and decent clothes before I even walk out my door, even going to the mailbox. I like to look decent and presentable! Another thing is, this is a smallish town so I'm on 'acquaintance' terms with somebody almost everywhere I go.

I'm BOUND to run into someone.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by planetelle View Post
I try to run errands before or after gym or pilates, so I'm usually wearing yoga pants and tank top. Mascara, blush, a little lip tint maybe. I've often worked in ERs so I think "what if I had to go the ER in this?" You never know.

Seriously? Why in the world would you worry about how you look if you ended up in an emergency room?
By the time you are cut out of the accident all cut up and bloody, no one is going to see your mascara, blush and a little lip tint and those yoga pants and tank top has more than likely already been cut off.

When I run errands or go anywhere I have already showered and dressed in what I normally dress in but it isn't because I am going anywhere special it is because I shower and dress most days whether I am going out of the house or not.

There are those days I do not feel well and stay in bed most of the day but that is something I cannot physically control.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:26 AM
Location: SW Florida
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I wouldn't get dressed up, but I wouldn't walk out in my pjs(like many do). Maybe comfortable yoga style capris or something more casual comfortable basic tshirt but clean and fitted, headband or bun for hairstyle, very light makeup will do.
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:49 AM
Location: South Carolina
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I usually wear yoga pants , a casual top , hair done , makeup and off I go . I do look decent not like many I see in the stores running errands and you would not believe what I have seen at the post office . Yes also home depot to pick up garden supplies probably just shorts and a nice top .
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:00 AM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Yes, I always dress nice even when I go to the gym.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:16 AM
Location: Long Island
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I work from home but when I need to go out on errands I just put on something that doesn't look like I just got out of bed. Wind pants instead of sweats are usually sufficient. The t-shirt can stay. I also just wear sandals out most of the time anyway.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:46 AM
Location: South Florida
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I usually wear shorts and tank top or t-shirt, occasionally jeans if it's cold. I wouldn't go out in my PJs but I don't dress up. As someone else here mentioned, So. Fla. is very casual. People dress up for work and for church, but for errands it is shorts, tank top, flip flops, etc. As long as I am showered and wearing clean clothes, I am good to go.
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:53 AM
Location: san diego
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
had to go to the ER as a worker or a patient?
Either, I guess. More from the aspect of what if I got in an accident or something, would I want my coworkers to see that I was wearing my flannel PJs with ducks on them or should I just put on yoga pants for that midnight run to the grocery store? I err on the side of caution, I suppose.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:03 AM
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At a minimum, I only go out in clothing I would be comfortable being pulled over by a police officer in. Hair done (at least a put together pony tail), jeans/shorts, shirt and shoes.

No yoga pants and no PJ's.
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