I have been in a rut lately. Not emotionally, physically, financially, or any other one a person usually thinks of when a person says they are in a rut.
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As of today, I am exactly 9 months postpartum and I have been in a fashion rut for the past 3 months.
After two children, I have realized my body shape has changed. Furthermore, my taste in clothing has shifted. I don’t want to ascribe to the “mommy uniform” of yoga pants, which seems to be what many moms my age are wearing. That said, I also don’t feel super thrilled about dressing older than I am – I am in my early thirties still, after all!
I would prefer to be dressed in cute skirts, and nice, modest tops (which still allow me to nurse). However, designers don’t seem to favor making clothes for mothers, with small children, who need to be ready to bend over and scoop up wiggling children at a moment’s notice. When you throw “modest nursing tops” into the mix, you can just throw the towel in on a search right there.
Mom fashion is tricky – I don’t want to hang out all over the place, but I also don’t want to blanket my shape in tented garb (how I feel I am dressing these days). I must also be prepared to sprint after small children, which for me, renders heels completely impractical.
Furthermore, I am in desperate need of a hair cut. But, unlike days of old, where I woke up and knew exactly what I wanted done to my hair, I am struggling to figure out exactly what style I want for my hair. I am used to a cute, professional-looking bob, but after a terrible haircut experience (two years ago), I am gun shy about letting anyone touch my hair.
On top of that first world struggle, I also have to keep in mind I am setting the example for both my children. My son will base his impression of women off how I not only carry myself, but also how I dress, and more importantly, how I love and respect myself. My daughter will base much of her self-image on how she sees me – not only in the clothes I wear, but in the manner with which I speak to myself, about myself.
So, I want to feel well-put together, modest, beautiful, and confident in my appearance.
Yet, I am in a rut.
So, tonight, I am linking up with A Blog for My Mom in an effort to continue trying to work my way out of this rut. If you get a chance, head on over to read some other fabulous bloggers writing about their Sunday Best!