One of the first type of changes that take place once you become a mom is your style of dress. No longer is it nice skinny jeans, heels, and stylish top…no we’ve now conformed to sweats or yoga pants, t-shirt and usually a pair of sneakers or flip flops. What has become of the old us? That is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot lately. It just seems so much easier to be dressed in something that we don’t mind getting messy with baby food, spilled juice, or baby spit up. Why waste a good outfit, right? Wrong. It has taken me 6 kids later to realize that our appearance does dictate our moods and feelings. If we dress “bummy” or down, that tends to affect how we view ourselves and how others view us too. I’ve realized that it is okay to dress up a little, even if you are just running errands or hanging around the house. Throw on some leggings and a cute top, flats and a little make-up. Trust me hubby will definitely notice the change and then you’ve really started something 😉 It will also make you feel good about who you are and you will begin to feel motivated to do more. Life doesn’t have to stop with motherhood…go further do more. Go back to school, pursue a creative passion, begin a new business. There is so much life left in you, you just have to dig deep and remember the goals you once had. As I mentioned previously, I am about to be 30 and one thing I would like to work on this year is becoming a better, improved, version of myself. One way I plan to do this is to change my wardrobe completely. As parents our budgets aren’t what they used to be but we can still be fabulous and fashionable, within an affordable price range. I’m going to list some sites to check out…great outfits, dresses, pants, etc…for great prices.
and then there always the great bargain stores with high fashion for less: Marshall’s, Ross, Kohls, Old Navy and more. I hope this post has been encouraging and helpful to you, and please continue to check in for more.