I still don't know what I'm doing, but I can honestly say I have made a small amount of improvement. I mean, at least I stopped buying swimming suits with Looney Tunes characters on them, just kidding...but sort of not... And I actually have only donned my pajama pants/sweatpants for bedtime.
Another area of improvement I've noticed is that I pick out an outfit before bed each night. Doing this, makes my mornings so much easier, and it makes getting ready so much faster. It also helps me not to fall into the "wear my pajamas all day" trap.
However, it was not easy giving up my comfy sweats for actual clothes everyday, especially when no one was probably going to see me anyway. I began to wonder if it even mattered. But then something happened. I would catch a glimpse of myself as I passed a mirror, and I didn't immediately think I'd make an excellent candidate for People of Walmart.
Not only did my self-esteem go up, but I began to get more things accomplished around the house. I was nicer to my kids. Seriously! And if my husband needed me to run somewhere, or a friend scheduled an impromptu play-date, I was up for it.
I soon learned some of my outfits were a bit much for when I was at home most of the day. I knew I needed more comfortable things for around the house, but I still wanted to feel cute and put together. I slowly began to work new, comfy, and cute things into my wardrobe that didn't break the bank.
So in-case you're all on the edge of your seats wondering what amazing fashion advice I have for you (don't laugh), I've decided to share a few go-to items I wear on a weekly basis when there's no one to impress but a few babies and myself. And they are:
1.) The Flannel Shirt: I recently posted about flannel shirts because I love love love them. They are comfy, cute, and warm. I have three in my closet, and would be perfectly ok with wearing them everyday.
|$15 Old Navy (However, they are actually much cheaper now)|
2.) Comfy/Cute Tank-top and Cardigan Combo: This is perfect for days at home. It's comfy, and if you are warm, just take off the cardigan. It's also cute if you need to leave to run an errand.
|$8 Old Navy|
3.) The Dolman: These shirts are everywhere. They're cheap, easy to find, comfy, light, and cute. Next to the flannel shirt, these are my favorite things to wear around the house and hanging out with my friends.
|$8 Old Navy....Can you tell I'm a fan?|
4.) The Light Soft Sweater: Believe me, I have owned plenty of heavy scratchy sweaters. So wearing a simple soft sweater is pure comfort. I know it's not fashion forward, but it's a clean look for around the house, and if paired with a denim button-up, it looks pretty cute.
I hope this post inspires you to be ready for your day by preparing your clothes at night, and if you're a stay at home mom, or just home on the weekend, I want to encourage you to opt for a comfy/cute outfit instead of the pajamas. It's okay to look beautiful, even if you're the only one who sees you.