After yesterday’s hot interview with cover model Jason Aaron Baca writers, readers, stay-at-home moms, working moms, and women in general need to look “hot” too. I think as women we tend to put ourselves last on the list. So I’m here to say it’s time to make that change.
Putting yourself first on the list doesn’t make you a bad person, it makes you a smart one because when you feel good, you get more done during the day. Or at least, I know I do.
I’m a mom first and foremost. I’m a writer, a taxi driver, a cook (although not a very good one) an accountant, a maid, and so many more things. And up until last November I held a full time job. Now that I'm home all the time, I seem to have less time than ever before and I’ve come to see that I can be lazy with my appearance. I tend to toss on a pair of sweat pants, throw my hair up in a pony tail, and head out the door. I'm guilty of doing it all too often. That’s the lazy girl’s way of getting through her day. I’m ready to make a change and put “mommy” first for once. It doesn’t matter if you work a full-time job or are a stay-at-home mom. We all do it. We forget to take care of number one. Ourselves.
I’m here to say that just because we’re moms-on-the-go doesn’t mean we have to give up “looking nice” or feeling good about ourselves. So I’m on a mission to find my stay-at-home style. I refuse to look like a frumpy old maid yet. I have more than a few years left on the grid. And it’s time I did something about it.
So spring is here and I’ve devised a few quick, easy steps to “looking good on the go.”
1. Loose clothing tends to be what we normally reach for when we think of comfort and while that’s not all bad, keep it in perspective. If you wear a loose shirt then match it up with some super chic stretchy jeans or pants. It’s cute and we need flexibility when we’re on the move.
2. Pony tails are easy but it’s just as easy to toss your hair up into a quick twist and it helps elongate your neck, giving you a graceful quality to your look.
3. Layers! It’s all about the layers. Wearing a cute little strappy top with a light sweater or cardigan is not only comfortable but fashionable.
4. Accessories are a must, even in a pair of sweat pants, wearing a great clunky bracelet can make the outfit pop.
So how about you? Do you get more done when you look good? What do you like to wear when you’re on the go? Where do you get your mommy gear? Do you shop online or at your local mall? And how many of you have really put yourself first on the to-do list? Perhaps it's time to make a pledge to do so now?