She Let Herself Go...

I have a confession to make.

I have let myself go...

This is a sad realization for me because, lets face it, who wants to admit that!? I always pondered how this happens... well now I know. Kids make this happen! When you wake up in the morning and you dont immediately get dressed because you think "I'm just going to end up with peaches spit on me anyways." Instead of reaching in the closet for something cute to wear, I will pull out something mediocre. A tank top and shorts, or something comfortable like a baggy sundress and flip flops.With a closet full of cute heels and wedges collecting dust, the bottoms of my favorite rainbow flip flops are wearing out.

Now I know it is summer, and summer is all about the days of flip flops and breezy dresses. But I CAN. NOT. let this continue into the fall and winter. I can't wear yoga pants every day (I dont even like yoga!) I WILL NOT ALLOW IT!

Seriously! What would Stacy and Clinton say about this!?

I have to stop this before it gets out of control! Before I find myself in the 360 degree mirror on What Not to Wear saying, "I think my sweat pants are cuuuute!"
I am vowing to stop slacking in the appearance department. You are all my witnesses!

I will not wear a pony tail every day. Once a week, just like on Mean Girls! =)
I will put thought into what I wear. It will be an outfit.
I wont wear flip flops daily
I will put on makeup!

I know this probably all sounds shallow, but I think keeping up my appearance is important. It makes me feel good knowing that I look put together and presentable. I dont want to come across as frumpy and run down... although there are quite a few days when I feel that way!

I'm going to channel my inner Jackie O, Reece Witherspoon, and Katie Holmes.
If they can look put together and be a mom at the same time... THEN SO CAN I!

Here it goes, I am off to fix my hair!!


  1. oh honey. you are so beautiful that i am sure you look fabulous. you do what is important to you. just don't wear jammies outside!!!!!

  2. Candace- Even if you don't dress up, you cant even tell you had a baby 5 months ago! So even if you aren't dressed cute...you still have that :)

  3. always take the time to make yourself pretty even if you do end up with peaches spit up on you, it just makes you have a little more in your giddy up of the day.- from the mom of a 5yrold and soon to be newborn. i always take the time to refresh recharge and look damn good doing it.

  4. I so agree. I have the same problem. However, I don't have kids, so what is my excuse? I look like crap everyday!! I really need to do better, I will feel better.

  5. I don't think it's shallow at all. In fact, i think a lot of moms and even non moms would be happier and more confident if they took the time to put effort into how they look. I'm not saying you have to look like a superstar everyday, but it's nice to look nice and feel good about how you look :) of course children are the number one priority, but if putting on a bit of makeup and a cute outfit makes you feel good, then for goodness sakes there's nothing wrong with that :)

  6. I went through this same thing and it gets better the older the baby gets! trust me! I'm now back to wearing eyeshadow and silk tops and she's only 16 months old!

  7. I agree that I always feel better (albeit more tired b/c I have to get up before the boys to make it happen) when I get up and get myself "ready" in the morning. HOWEVER--don't be so hard on yourself--the women you are channeling have HELP!! LOTS OF EXPENSIVE HELP!! Jason and I just finished the finale of Bethenny Gets Married and we just chuckled when she talked about how HARD it all is. . .and 2 seconds later she's passing the baby off to her baby nurse and pouring a glass of wine mid-day!!

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  9. When you were little, I came to preschool (through the carpool line) to get you and I was pregnant and suffering from morning sickness. You looked at me with a horrible face (I was wearing my robe and green) and said , "where is your makeup?" if a 3 year old knew I looked bad so did everyone else!

  10. Girl, have I a blog for you! Mine! I just started it and my focus is this very thing! I have 3 kids under 4 and have to force myself to skip the yoga pants everyday!

    Hang in there! You can do it!

  11. I feel the same way as you. I started my blog to hold myself accountable and to improve myself rather than keep letting myself go.

    I am your newest follower.

  12. ME TOO! i totally felt like this soon after becoming a sahm. now i try my best to keep up with my appearance, i feel so much better about myself!


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