A couple weeks ago, I wrote about being in a fashion rut. After that post, I was given a couple websites to check out, and spent a not-inconsiderable amount of time checking out links and formulating the vision in my head of how I want to dress. I decided if I had to update my wardrobe with clothing that met my standards of modesty, as well as make me look put together, and in my early thirties, I should probably create a game plan and be strategic about the pieces I buy.
So, my first stop was to buy a fashion belt. I decided the $12.99 at the Post Exchange (PX) was infinitely cheaper than several pairs of clothes, and if I could figure it out, would make it work with jeans and skirts. Thankfully, it was enough of a success, I now have 3 different belts in my closet.
Just over a week ago, I was invited to an online LuLa Roe party. Since I didn’t like the print options, I decided not to settle on the skirt brand I wanted. I splurged on leggings, a dress, and a longer tunic. The goods were delivered this past Thursday.
Since purchasing the black belt, and experimenting with the skirts and non-maternity tops I have to work with, I am finding I am back to wearing more skirts than pants. I am beginning to feel put together – which is making me more eager to experiment with fashions.
Regardless of the clothes I wear, or how I feel about myself, my children see me as beautiful! I am at the point in my life where I want to feel the way they view me. So, I have made the concerted effort this past week to dress the part – to dress in a way that makes me feel beautiful, which is making me more confident.
And, ultimately, that confidence will allow my children to see a mother who loves herself, which will hopefully teach them it is okay to love their own selves.
I’m linking up with A Blog for My Mom as part of her “My Sunday Best” series. You’ll notice I linked to her other information regarding “Mom Fashion” in another link above. I’m enjoying finding inspiration from Rosie, and some of the other fabulous writers who link up with her weekly for the Sunday Best series. Check them out, especially if you find yourself in a fashion rut! Sometimes, all it takes is a simple belt to help. Provided my husband and son don’t get tired of taking a picture of me, I may contribute to this series a little more regularly!