Girl-Style Pat on the Back

6 Jun

I love it when ladies sincerely and openly admire another’s outfit or make-up.

I was at a Gap outlet today and an Indian lady asked me where I bought my blouse. She liked the design and couldn’t find anything like it here. I said sorry, I bought this back in the Philippines, and jokingly offered to sell her my shirt on the spot.

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The Una Rosa navy blue houndstooth blouse with Peter Pan collar I almost sold off my back

I know how she felt. I was on a plane from Bangalore to Chennai once and the flight attendant had the loveliest orchid-colored eye shadow on. I couldn’t help but let her know I found it so pretty.

Another time while checking in at the Connecticut airport, the Delta lady at the counter complimented my translucent camel ballet-flat Crocs, because they looked so pretty and comfortable. Easy to slip on and off for airport security. Exactly why I bought them!

During these encounters, there’s a shared understanding between the two parties that the girl on the receiving end of the compliment has something desirable that is not that easy to get. And it leaves a warm, fuzzy feeling with the complimented that a kindred appreciates the effort or luck it took to find the perfect .

So the next time you see something that’s so OMG-beautiful, go ahead and compliment the possessor of the coveted item. Chances are she’ll appreciate the appreciation.

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2 Responses to “Girl-Style Pat on the Back”

  1. Topaz Horizon June 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    I always do this! I got it from my mother. She used to go out of her way to compliment people, which I thought was embarrassing. But after seeing how she made everyone glow and then I also really wanted to know where these fabulous women get their clothes or they keep themselves looking great, I started doing it, too =D It’s a win-win.

    I’m glad you’re also that kind of woman =) Sisterhood!

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    • kikaymommmyger June 12, 2014 at 11:30 am #

      Kindred!

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