Before I had our daughter, I never understood how a woman could let herself go so far down the path of fashion woe to become a frumpy mom. And I, of course, with many naive young women, purposed in my heart never to do so. Well, despite my best efforts, I feel as though I am in need of some retail therapy. With the cooler weather, sweats and running garb are oh so tempting since they are toasty warm and comfy. But with adamant determination, I am searching my wardrobe for some put-together looks. Having outfits pre-designated offers me the convenience of knowing what I am going to wear without having to wreck my closet, exclaiming, “I have nothing to wear!” when in fact I have more clothes than I would ever need and should purge myself of many articles. Nevertheless, I think one of the biggest obstacles I face with my fashion is not being able to accessorize well because I rather spend the money I need for accessories on another top or bottom. I have gotten better with regards to this fashion flaw with age knowing a few new accessories can modernize and update a look without having to get a whole new outfit. I am a work in progress and will consider myself so from now on, but if anyone has some words of fashion wisdom, I am open for suggestions.
My goal is not to win the “Best Dressed Mom” award or personify the materialism and vanity that our society is so obsessed with. My true desire is to have my husband proud to have me on his arm, not because I have a “great personality” or just because I am the mother of his child, but because he is glad to have a wife who has taken time to look presentable. Secondly, I don’t want EK to be embarrassed by my outfits, although I am aware that might be inevitable since I am the ol’ Ma and she is the cute young thang. So to conclude, if anyone wants to contact Stacy and Clinton from ‘What Not to Wear‘, I’m game!