Returning home from America gave me a little extra pep, confidence and a few new items for my wardrobe (what better reason to get out and about than a new outfit?) I wanted to make it a point to explore the city of Melbourne more. Two days in- and we did just that! Straight into town to meet a friend for coffee.
Somehow I’m in my Mommy uniform again (uuuuggggghhh) and I need to fix the situation.
When I was suffering from post natal depression both my daughter and I lived in our jammies. It’s funny looking back at her ‘monthly progress’ photos she was often in PJ’s. It’s the sad type of evidence which shows that I was struggling.
|Mommy- let’s put some clothes on and get amongst it.|
In the early post natal months I was limited with clothing because of nursing, then in the months following I was working to shed baby-weight. Recently I realised that my old wardrobe does not necessarily represent me anymore. I don’t have to worry about looking ‘corporate’ or ‘adult’ I don’t have much of a nightlife…I just want to look like me- so I am trying to figure that out how to do that.
When I was in Buffalo I finished my half-sleeve. It’s something I’ve wanted to do but haven’t had the guts to for many years. I finally feel confident enough in myself as an artistic person to present myself as such. When I was in Nashville, a cab driver asked my friend and I if we were musicians- I took that as a HUGE compliment.
|Rock’n’Roll Mama (oooouuuuuch!)|
Even though my family is on a tight budget due to a home renovation (which just started this week!) I decided to really think about purchasing one or two things that make me feel good, comfortable and are durable enough for my Mommy lifestyle. So far my boyfriend jeans have been a great investment. My beloved 1990’s are back in fashion so I snatched a couple flannies and a cute pair of converse. Maybe I’m dressing a little young for a 34-year-old Mother but you know what? I feel a helluva lot better than I did in my sweats and hoodie.
So there you are. Fun/ cool Mom reporting for duty. It took all of ten minutes. (Don’t mind my messy spare-room bed in the background, priorities people.)
|A little effort goes a long way.|
A bit of makeup (concealer, bronzer, eyeshadow, mascara and lipgloss)
Black and white flannel
Blue wool v-neck sweater
Gold hoop earrings
What’s your Mom Style? What’s the one thing you could wear everyday to feel good about yourself?