December 19, 2012
leggings and sweater – H&M; boots – Hunter
I was wondering how after the last few days, and my own feelings on the way we conduct ourselves online, I was going to genuinely segue back into daily style posts. More so, I was wondering how I would post something so trivial as what I’m wearing without making myself look like a hypocritical jack ass. I know that these posts are downright silly, and so I’ve always ‘tried’ to make them somewhat helpful by including tips and options and calling it ‘inspiration’. And deep down I know I’m certainly not changing lives, but if anything perhaps offering some options.
Anyhow, as many of us do at this time of year, and especially in light of recent events, I’ve been looking forward to the new year. How I want my life as a mother and wife to look, how I want my family’s life to look, how I want this blog to look. So I’m starting today with this post and showing a bit of honesty.
See these leggings? The baby peed on them soon after I took these pictures yesterday. He was sitting in my lap and he plain and simple, had a diaper malfunction. You know what else? I didn’t change out of them. It wasn’t much pee, nothing a good swipe with a Costco wipe couldn’t fix. So I continued to wear them because I have about 3 pair of bottoms that fit me and I need to preserve the ones that fit for as long as possible. You want to know something else? These leggings are great camouflage, but really really flimsy and they do a horrible job of holding in my belly, so I’m just gonna wear long sweaters to cover that scene up because my postpartum belly still looks about 4 months along.
I haven’t worn makeup since Sunday because I’m tired and drained and can’t put forth the effort to put it on. This is what I look like when I’m tired and drained and with no makeup. I also haven’t dried my hair in at least a week? This is what it looks like air dried. Originally I was going to crop out my face and just show you the outfit, but what the hell? Since we’re opening up and being honest here.
As a “style” blog I’m supposed to provide inspiration. I’m supposed to look my best at all times so that you get ideas or whatever, and want to look your best too because look good feel good, right? And for the most part I believe that. But sometimes the best inspiration and pep talk anybody can give is to show you reality and honesty, and let you know you’re not alone and no, you’re not a loser for not styling your hair every gosh darn day. I haven’t dried my hair or put on makeup in days, and I’m wearing pee-pee pants, but hey, at least they’re cute pee pee pants. So if you’re thinking I always look put together I’m here to tell you, heck.no. The only reason I look somewhat put together on most days is because I choose, for the most part, to put on clothes that I love because I truly believe putting on a pair of leopard leggings require just as much effort as putting on a pair of yoga pants.
So cheers to no makeup, crazy frizzy hair, and pee-pee pants! This is my life. And I love it, every last minute of exhausting minute. Cheers to you, and cheers to me. We are beautiful. How about a little more of this in 2013, yes?