This post has been on my heart to write for years.
What stops me every time is that someone will mistake my well meaning for judgement.
But I want you to know something. I want you to know that you deserve more than yoga pants.
Now, hear me when I say that I love me some yoga pants. They’re comfy – what’s not to love?
But, speaking as a stay at home mom, I see so many women getting lost in the young mommy years. You wake up in the morning, and you think, “I’m only going to get covered in spit up, poop, goldfish cracker dust, fill in the blank here, etc. Why should I bother to shower and put on something cute?”
Or, “No one is going to see me today except my kids and husband. Why should I bother to get dressed?”
And honestly, the answer is because YOU deserve it.
It’s easy to make the transition to motherhood, and suddenly the girl who used to paint her nails and put on heels is lost in a world of burp cloths and dirty diapers. I’ve been there. I’m a mother to an 8 year old, and 4 year old twins – and believe me, there have been many days where we don’t get out of our jammies (until we change into new jammies for bed).
Parenting is a wonderful, glorious, amazing thing – but is not your only thing. You are more than the person who wipes the butts.
It’s nice to feel put together sometimes – even if that ‘put together’ is running a brush through your hair and putting on real pants.
You are a woman, and it’s lovely to feel feminine.
And I’m not gonna lie, I like it when my husband comes home, after being in an office all day with a bunch of well dressed ladies, and sees a well dressed wife. Just like I don’t want to forget who I am after having children, I don’t want him to forget either.
When I had my first child, I made a promise to myself that I would take a shower every day, and always get dressed. Years later, I’ve realized that it’s less about setting a specific goal, and more about my mindset. I’m totally ok with the times that I live in yoga pants. But I want there to be more days that I take the time that I deserve to make myself feed good.
It doesn’t have to take much effort to feel put together. A messy bun on top of my head (like I’ve worn here), or a high pony (like I did here) is super simple and makes a difference.
Leggings and oversized tees (as in this look) are every bit as comfy as pajamas, but are a whole lot more acceptable in public. Or find a cozy cotton dress – this one is as comfortable as sweats and is one of my go-to outfits with flats or heels.
Adding accessories is an easy way to finish a look. Pair anything with an infinity scarf and you’re set. Below is an easy combination for everyday wear.
You don’t have to get dressed for just anyone – but you are worth getting dressed for yourself.
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