Yeah, you read that right. Adorable Mama DAILY style! Not only am I spending the month of December challenging myself to get dressed every day, but I plan on spending this time really reinforcing to myself that I am truly adorable (my [ambitiously] self-describing adjective of choice) and that I deserve to look fabulous for myself. I don’t need to buy any more clothes. I don’t need to wait until I’ve dropped 20 (50?) pounds. It’s time, homie.
Honestly, I’m at a place right now where I am FORCING myself to daily look in the mirror. My body is more foreign to me than it’s ever been: I weigh more than I ever have, my fingers are still too large for my rings, my hair is a different consistency, my skin is acting strangely. And yet these are my complaints about the mind-blowing piece of organic material that created my beautiful son! My stomach is a mass of stretch marks- it looks like I was attacked. And every one of them is there because my stomach was expanding to make more room for Milo. For a person who has struggled with body image and weight fluctuation for her entire life, having this knowledge is a big accomplishment. I am so proud that I am being gentle with myself. But it’s time to take off my pajamas.
I don’t need to be dressed all day, but I think I’ll earn bonus points if I keep it up until Ben makes it home from work. Ben would love me if I wore a burlap sack every single day, but I want to show off for the one I love.
I can wear yoga pants and it will count as being dressed AS LONG AS there is a cardigan or fancier shirt on top. I can wear a hooded sweatshirt but never at the same time as jeans.
Bonus points for jewelry and/or makeup.
If I wear a dress I get to buy myself an iced coffee or latte.
It sounds silly, but I know this will be difficult. It’s really hard to put a lot of time or effort into your look and still not be totally pleased with what you see in the mirror. I know I need to take some steps to get where I want to be; right now I am exercising daily, cutting back on snacks, and getting dressed every day.
And we can only go up from here!