Mom Jeans? That’s hardly my problem!

8 Jan

After having a child – I completely understand why almost every new mom buys mom jeans, wears baggy clothes, cuts off most of their hair , and hardly wears makeup. Mom jeans are hardly my problem! Since I quit my job and started working from homeΒ – my problem is MUCH worse! Try mom jeans, NO makeup, hair a hott mess (and not the cute kind), t-shirts, sweatshirts, your lucky if I remember to change out of my pj’s πŸ˜‰

So even though I’m not one of those people who really does new years resolutions and I had already decided my resolution was to get my business further off the ground – I’m adding a few things – like for example – to remember that I was once hott. That I’m allowed to spend money on myself for things like clothes and a hair cut! That spending an hour or more “getting ready” was fun.

Tonight I was watching TV with Brian and checking out Pinterest because I’m addicted. Instead of looking at the DIY section I just went ahead and chose Everything to see what everyone else was looking at. As I’m scrolling down I see hott girls, pretty hair, makeup, cloths, crazy boots and I look at Brian and think to myself, “I am one lucky girl that he’s still here!”

If only I was rich and I could get a personal shopper to pick out clothes for me. I feel like after being in a hole (my house) for two years – I have no idea what’s hott anymore – heck I still have no idea what size clothes I wear – I’ve been in momville so long I’m pretty sure even if I went on a shopping spree I’d pick all the wrong things! How nice would it be to say oh hey – figure out what size I am, what looks good on me, and what’s in style and here’s your budget. I’m sure if I did find someone who wanted to do it they’d look at the budget and walk away.

I’m that person that never spends full price on clothes. My sister taught me long long ago how to find the best brands for the best deals and shopping used to be an adventure! I used to schedule the whole day and be ready to drive as far as I needed to go to dig through a bunch of clothes to find what most people would pay a fortune for. My personal shopper would probably cry at the thought of wasting time on me. Oh the days..

So how do you mom’s stay hott, find time to get ready AND shop, and the budget that goes with it? I definitely need all the tips I can get πŸ˜‰

 

Love Always,

J

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4 Responses to “Mom Jeans? That’s hardly my problem!”

  1. newm0mmy January 9, 2012 at 12:11 am #

    i am the same way while i was working i would of course try to look decent and look like i didnt just wake up and go to work. but not being at home im just like you im lucky if i get out of my pjs and brush my hair. i always complain i dont have any clothes and when i go to target i walk by the clothes and think oh thats cute but i dont want to try on clothes with a toddler. my child has more clothes than me X 5 why cause i know what size she is i know it will fit and she doesnt have to try it on plus most of the time its going to be very cheap and its very cute. i need to buy clothes terribly bad i finally bought new jeans and they dont fit right ugh… good luck! also whats your pinterest!?

    • underestimatedmom January 9, 2012 at 12:21 am #

      I just did the same thing! I bought a few new clothes and they are all awkward – go me! If only shopping was as easy for us as it was for our kids πŸ˜‰

  2. Michelle January 9, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    It’s a very tricky balance! I was never too into makeup and wearing trendy clothes so my husband hasn’t had to deal with TOO much of a change lol. I think just getting by with the minimum is fine, just get all decked out once in a while-like on weekends or something. It helps lift you up and reminds you how hot you still are. Sometimes, my husband asks why I’m getting all dressed up and hot looking when I’m not even trying…can’t figure out if it’s a compliment or insult lol.
    I still work full time but am hoping to work from home one day. In my head, I’ll get up and get ready before the kiddos but well see what actually happens when that day comes! lol

    I’m sure your husband isn’t as concerned about it as you are. It doesn’t usually take much to impress/re-impress them πŸ˜‰

    • underestimatedmom January 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm #

      I wasn’t very trendy either but I did ask Brian if he missed it and he said sometimes yes. I think I missed it more than he did! I like feel hott! Haha Brian says that too – I’ll look like a complete mess and he’ll come home and say oh hey – you look great today! … I’m always at a loss for words! Let me know how it goes if you do! I love hearing how other mom’s balance their life! Thanks for the great comment!!

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