We were having a fine chat over at TC about being ladylike (http://traditionalchristianity.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/how-to-be-a-lady/)
and I told my husband that I'd been voted "most ladylike" (because I thought it was pretty crazy). He told me that yes, my online persona is extremely ladylike... it's my mannerisms that aren't.
This made me do some thinking. I strive to have a fairly transparent and consistent personality - so that what you see on the outside represents what you get on the inside, but since I'm still using the word "strive" - you would not be incorrect to think that this isn't a process in completion!
I don't think I can do much about my personality. I'm an old-school, old-fashioned lady, if I'm a lady at all. (Debate amongst yourselves). This can be problematic at times. (See post at HHH:
So, what's left to be changed? The outside. I need to start picking up the mannerisms of a lady - and using them habitually. I also need to show a bit more emotion and a few flashes of stubbornness. Moderns react unpleasantly to surprise backbones.
Well. I read old books and have a fine collection of Miss Manners (I love reading Miss Manners) so I know what to do - now all that remains is to get to work!
Spine straight, grooming *on*.
Makeup. Jewelry. Perfume. Hair up.
Do you think this will remind me to sit up a bit straighter?
That's the idea.