Monday, August 13, 2012
Regaining Some Fashion Sense
Outfit above compiled by Kelsey of Evoking You
Back when I was teaching, I took great pride in how I looked at work – fashionable clothes, make-up, hair neatly done and so on. Somewhere along the line since becoming a Mum, I’ve let all this fly out the window and lost any sense of style I once had. I can’t remember the last time I wore heels. I now ‘pop to the shops’ in outfits which previously would have been relegated to the ‘only around the house pile’. It is a rarity if I actually wear make-up. And I am rotating between a small number of outfits as I have only been clothes shopping once since having Sophie.
I’ve decided that while it’s not necessarily important to my girls how I look, it is to me. Making sure I look presentable does wonders for my mood (and means I’m not worried about ‘who I’ll bump into’ if I’m out and about). So here are my new rules I’m going to follow to make more of an effort with my appearance…
· If I’m having an ‘at home day’, no make-up is perfectly fine. If I’m visiting friends, going to the shops or anywhere else where someone other than my immediate family will see me, I’m going to make a bit more of an effort and put on at least the basic tinted moisturiser, mascara and lip gloss.
· I need to overhaul my wardrobe and come up with a new ‘Mummy uniform’ that involves something other than the same pair of tracksuit pants and ugg boots. Nice fitting jeans, comfortable ‘goes well with leggings’ type pieces and more colour are all things I’m going to try and seek out.
· I really think accessories can make the world of difference to an outfit and yet 90% of the time lately, I find myself without them. Scarves, belts, costume jewellery and the like will all be getting dragged out of my wardrobe more often in these coming months.
Do you have an ‘at home uniform’? Or do you find yourself in the same old tracksuit on days you’re home too? How often do you wear make-up and accessories?