|Tee: LOFT. Shorts: LOFT (long skinnies cutoff by me). Bag: H&M. Sandals: Vintage.|
Long ago in my late teen years and early twenties, I would size mothers up and down and wonder why the frumpy ones turned, well, frumpy.
Was it really that hard to do your hair? What about that extra 10 lbs? Surely it couldn't be that difficult to drop. And what is with the mom jeans and t-shirt uniform? It's not doing you any favors.
Fast-forward 6 years... I might possibly be on my way to Frumpy Momdom.
For starters, I wish I could travel back in time and punch that Abbey square in the jaw. Second, I have learned that being a mom is challenging in its own unique way. Each mom has their own set of personal struggles and they deal with it the best way they know how.
So what if I wear the mom uniform. Jeans and a tee are really a comfy combo and it's better than wearing pajamas or sweats all day, which is super tempting, believe you me. Mom jeans are mom jeans because those baby-making hips and pouch need to go somewhere, and they certainly ain't fitting into skinny jeans like they used to. Don't get me wrong, skinny jeans can still be cute, but it's okay to accept the fact that your body has changed. Also, it's a practical everyday look when you are being spit up on at least 2 times a day. Luckily, prints and stripes are on trend right now so it can actually be a styled, laid-back look when adding a little belt or some fun bracelets. Thank goodness.
I feel like I am sounding like a hypocrite, because I obviously still do try to wear cute outfits a few times a week. I think it is important for me personally, because I am prone to being that lazy person wearing my sweats like it's my job (Nike, would you like to hire me?) This blog is a way for me, especially now, to get motivated to find the beauty in things whether it be clothes, decor, or just my general surroundings.
There is a life long learning curve with motherhood. Don't be afraid to embrace it, especially those ugly and strange times you are working to find yourself again. In the end they become the best as you approach the silver lining.