I am a mom. Not only a mom, but a mom of toddlers. This means that my daily routine does NOT include time for hair and make-up. It means I pretty much live in jeans and T-shirts. Some days it means I don’t get dressed at all. I’m ok with that. However some times you just need to do something special and I’d like to look special when I’m doing it!
Last month for Cameron’s birthday we went out to sing karaoke. I spent over an hour trying to put together an outfit that was cute without being super dressy and I finally gave up in tears and just threw on jeans and a nicer T-shirt. I’m not even sure at what point my wardrobe turned into this. As I look through my closet I realize I have several T-shirts, a few sweaters for when it’s cold outside and a few Sunday outfits. I have absolutely nothing that I can wear for a dress up date with my husband. That is depressing. That is something I want to change.
On top of the wardrobe issue for me is the hair and makeup issue. I have very straight hair. It is curently a few inches past my shoulders and straight and BORING. I also don’t own any styling tools except a brush and blow dryer. My make-up is pretty much non-existant. I have foundation and mascara. I usually only put them on when I leave the house and some times I even forget to do that. Really, I like the natural look even when getting dolled up. My issue is that I have some deeper set eyes with lovely I’m a mom shadows. I’d love to be able to make them pop out a bit more and look a bit less tired.
The biggest stumbling block to change right now is money. I just can’t justify the cost of a new wardrobe right now, or even adding a few new pieces. This means I am at the mercy of the Goodwill and my own sewing maching skills. For example I got this UGLY grey sweater dress for less than $5. I am sure that with the right cut here and stitching there I can turn it into something cute for a night out on the town. I also have my eyes open for a cute top or two and maybe some boots. I am definitely open to suggestions.
So first up is the hair issue. I’m going to get it cut next week but I need some help choosing a style. I have a heart face and super straight relatively fine hair. I want a style that I can just jump out of the shower and forget it, throw it in a ponytail for the gym, or spend some time styling it up when I want to go out. Give me some ideas on what to do with it!