Wednesday, July 25, 2012
What I Wore
When my kids were toddlers, I found that getting myself ready to go out for a night seemed like a gargantuan task. I actually preferred to just stay home.
Sometimes I wished I was like Gwyneth Paltrow, with hair and makeup people to prepare me, so I could just sit and rest while the work was done. Actually, I still wish that.
But I'm no celebrity, and this ain't goop.
Fortunately, I have now regained enough energy to prepare myself (somewhat) suitably for an event. The kids are seven and 10, after all.
I am also making an effort to try harder to dress nicely, and even possibly accessorize, on regular days.
So, as much as I hate photos of myself, today I am linking up with Lindsey at The Pleated Poppy. She started What I Wore Wednesday as a way of keeping herself accountable to getting dressed each day, which, as she points out, can be really difficult for a stay-at-home or work-at-home mom.
After many years of selecting outfits for work, day after day after day, it is tempting to wear jeans every day now that I am working from home.
I have also spent more than a few days in my pyjamas, thinking that I would change once all my tasks were done. Guess what? They are never done.
On Saturday, we went to my sister-in-law's house to celebrate my father-in-law's birthday. Okay, this isn't an everyday thing, but still, I almost wore my usual jeans and t-shirt. Then I realized that there are very few occasions to dress myself up.
My friend and former co-worker and I used to hit the Banana Republic sales at lunch time. She convinced me to buy this pink dress over a year ago. It was about $30, marked down from $110. I didn't think I would ever wear something so pink. And I didn't...until Saturday. I thought I would try it out at an event where the attendees were mostly family.
Owl necklace, Forever 21.
Sandals from Payless, where they actually sell size 11. And the shoes are on display, so I don't have to ask the salesperson for size 11 and watch the resulting look of dismay.
I don't do much with my hair, but my daughter and I decided to pick up some flower hair clips at Forever 21 recently.
On Tuesday, for my 13th wedding anniversary sushi lunch, I wore another owl necklace from Forever 21, a Buffalo skirt that I picked up cheap at Liquidation World, and a tank top from Dynamite.
Do you find it difficult to get dressed every day?
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