It's not easy being a woman sometimes.
Especially when you live in a place like Washington.
Men can roll out of bed, put on a blue button down and a pair of khakis and people think they are the second coming of John Kennedy.
But for women, there is a thin line between wanting to look good and wanting to be taken seriously.
Dress in stylish clothes, wear makeup, blow out your hair and people think you are a vapid moron who clearly takes her appearance more seriously than her brain. Also, you might end up on the wrong side of the door of the cloakroom, if you know what I mean.
Buuuttt, dress down and wear coke bottle glasses and no makeup and no one wants to look at you or talk to you (unless it's behind your back).
Now, I know that I am not the first person (by a long shot) to realize this, but it is something I deal with on a daily basis and I think about it a lot.
So on Tuesday I was watching the election coverage of Hillary Clinton in New York and I noticed that she looked a little different, and it wasn't just that I-just-won-in-a-landslide glow that she had. I couldn't put my finger on it though.
Then the next day I received my copy of New York Magazine (yes, I still read this diligently every single week, it's so dishy! I love it.) with Hillary on the cover and it hit me.
She was wearing the most fabulous shade of dark purple eyeshadow.
Yes, gorgeous eggplant with just a hint of gold shimmer. And it made her look great. And it was heartening to see a women in politics walk the line between looking beautiful and being smart.
Oh, and I read the article too...because I care about things other than just beauty of course.
But seriously, if anyone knows what shade that is, TELL ME!!