This week I challenged myself to actually get dressed in real clothes. It’s been so cold and snowy here that I have crawled into my comfy Jayhawk sweats too often lately. It’s hard to break that habit, but that is what I set out to do this week. I don’t want to spend a lot of time or effort on what I’m going to wear, so I tried to pick out mostly tried and true favorites – outfits that are kid-friendly and feel great!
It warmed up enough last week that I was able to pair a tunic and skinny jeans with my new shoes. I found these on clearance at Marshall’s a few weeks ago, and I’ve been excited to try them out. I love the straps at the top that turn these into a modern version of ballet flats. They were actually very comfortable throughout the whole day, and I know that I’ll get lots of use out of my $15 bargain this spring, summer, and fall! Talk about bang for your buck!
I have loved wearing ponchos ever since I was a little girl. I have 5 of them, but this airy gray one just might be my favorite.
I also tried a new combo – yellow, denim, and animal print. I think it just might work together! I absolutely love my new earrings from One Little Mama and her Etsy store One Little Belt. She had a fabulous sale on her handmade suede earrings around Valentine’s Day, so my Beloved let me pick out my gift this year. I picked out 3 sets – aqua, radiant orchid, and these – and I wear them all of the time! Every girl needs a touch of animal print.
I even went a little bit country for date night ~
I don’t know about you, but my personal sense of style fell away when I became a mom. I put the needs of my kiddos ahead of mine – which is just fine – except that it is sometimes easy to forget who you are as a person. I’m not just Camden, Aiden, and Quinn’s mom. You’re not just a teacher, a blogger, a librarian, a student, or a stay-at-home mom. You’re YOU. You are fabulously, wonderfully, and uniquely made. It’s okay to spend a little time on celebrating who you were made to be.
Style doesn’t have to break the bank. I never pay full price for anything, and the majority of the clothes that I wear were either clearance finds, consignment shop bargains, or thrift shop treasures. I love finding clothing pieces that express the unique ME without spending much money. I don’t know if it would interest anyone to hear more about how I find my style bargains, so please let me know if you would like me to share more about how to hunt for fashion treasures!
Bottom line – how we dress shouldn’t be about teetering around in high heels, trying to follow ridiculous trends, or just putting on something so we don’t get arrested for public indecency. How you look should make you feel like wonderful, spectacular YOU. Sure, there’s a time and a place for my Jayhawk sweats – curled up watching the basketball game tonight, for one – but that’s not all that I am, and I know that it’s not all that you are either. This week I’m going to make an effort to dress myself to reflect me, and I hope that you’ll join me!
“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” ~ Coco Chanel
What are you doing this week to take care of yourself? Did you take any time to take care of you last week? I love when we share our progress and pictures together on Instagram and Facebook! I would love to connect with you as we work on a happier, healthier us this week! Let’s start taking better care of ourselves – the way that we care for those that we love around us.
Let’s do this, friends – together!
*I’ve been a fan for a long time, but I’m excited to link up with The Pleated Poppy and What I Wore Wednesday and Get Your Pretty On for the first time this week! For more great outfit advice, go check out their fabulous sites and all of the amazing linkups!
*The top photo is courtesy of NZ Portraits by Joanne.
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