I had such an interesting conversation with a friend the other day. We were discussing how we don’t wear “outfits” anymore. Our conversation was sparked by another mutual friend who is always so put together – hair done, perfectly highlighted, nails manicured and always dressed in an “ensemble” of coordinating clothing pieces, shoes and jewelry.
*Sigh* So jealous. How does she do it? The devotion, time and miracle-working of this woman to look like this with four children under the age of six. I have ONE child and I’d seriously have to wake up at 4:30am to look that put together. Maybe it’s just me. The vast majority of my “outfits” and “ensembles” have not been touched in months and months while I opt to wear the same things over and over again — jeans, tees, hoodies — my comfy gear.
|Most of these have not seen the light of day since C was born. I do miss them (*wipes small tear*) They just don’t go well with lounge pants.|
Don’t get me wrong, I like to look good – I still won’t leave the house without make-up, or without my hair neatly done. I would be horrified to have someone call Stacy and Clinton on me, (would NOT turn down the shopping spree though) so I always try to make sure I look presentable when going out or I’m going to be seeing other people. Still, it’s not quite the same as the way I used to dress pre-baby or even while pregnant. Temporary? I hope so. Bad thing? Not necessarily.
I almost started comparing myself to that other mom and feeling like a slob, but I realized that I have to do what works for me. My job right now is being a mom, at home, with a one year old. I’m fortunate for that. The heels, outfits, highlights and jewelry (as much as I love them) aren’t the right attire (or as budget friendly) for me in my current role.
And that’s okay….for now.