Being a stay at home mum to 3 kids means the days of making sure my heels match my earrings are long gone. Not only are those days long gone, but pretty much so are the heels!!
Now my best accessory is a child on the hip and a nice looking outfit is making sure said child hasn’t wiped chewed arrowroot biscuit on my top or the nearly 3 year old hasn’t wiped his nose on my jeans.
And while none of these things will change in the near future, what can change is my attitude to getting dressed in the morning and hopefully in turn, how I feel about myself.
You know, it’s amazing what kids can teach you if you take the time to listen… Every day my daughter, nearly 5, asks to wear a pretty dress or skirt. I say no for preschool but on the other days, why should I keep saying no. The old saying ‘you can’t take it with you’ is so true. And in Sophie’s case, she’ll probably grow out of those dresses next week, so why not wear them and enjoy them?
So here I am taking a leaf out of Sophie’s book. Why wait for somewhere nice to wear something nice. Because let’s face it… Sometimes those somewhere nice opportunities don’t come up very often. But why can’t that somewhere nice be a trip to the markets with your family or taking your daughter to swimming lessons!
So what is this all about… It’s about my new adventure.
‘What Mum wore’
A 30 day challenge to post what I wear. Make an effort. Wear beads, wear earrings, oh and brush my hair!!
I’m not very good at challenges. I forget, get distracted, lose interest and usually have 3 kids hanging off me.
But I feel like I’ve hit the bottom of my clothing rut. I’ve pulled myself out a few times but it never lasts long & the usual trackies are worn in winter and the daggy shorts in summer.
Why? Because I’m a tired mum and just because.
But it only takes a few extra minutes along with the time it takes to ‘throw on’ something to add some nice earrings or some beads & bam you can transfer your outfit and how you feel.
A big issue for me about how I look and feel, is my hair. It’s fluffy and I don’t get time to wash and dry it very often. As in never. Unless we’re going out for something special. And that’s, well never! So if I feel better with what I’m wearing, then maybe no one will look at my hair!!!
I’ve long been a fan of the #everydaystyle posts from Styling You and think, I could do that. But I don’t. So now I am. Well sort of…
The 30 days ain’t going to be no Paris fashion week parade. No siree. I’m going to stick to the clothes I have, but just make an effort.
So here goes… 30 days of ‘What Mum wore’ will start on the 1st September!!
And there might even be some treats for you along the way!
Wanna join me…? Please do!!! Head to my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/whatmumwore and once we begin, upload your pics and use the hashtag #whatmumwore
Would love for you to come along for the ride!!