It's been a busy month of preparing to move to Squamish, setting up our new place, and taking the time to think about my daily outfits for the #moms30for30 challenge. Every day I had to take time to sneak away to take a photo - I rarely took "selfies" before this challenge.
My typical day usually includes:
* no accessories
* no makeup
* no selfies
* my hair in a bun
but also no:
* yoga pants/work out clothes, runners, crocs
* pj's past 8am
Every morning I feel rushed to get myself ready because I have both girls at home, and inevitably someone always needs me at that moment. My sister told me recently that I always look put together (thank you), and looking at my collection of outfits for July I can see that maybe I do (sunglasses and coloured lip gloss help).
So what if I wear my hair up all the time? I wore my hair in a bun before I was a Mom so it's not a "Mom bun". I haven't given up on myself, or forgotten to take care of myself - I've just realized over the years that how I look has nothing to do with what I am to my daughters.
I choose to focus my thoughts on my spiritual ideas and experiences, and I don't spend much time distracted with what's in my closet. I understand fashion and style, and I know what works for my body as far as construction and colour. I can put together an outfit for a night out, events, etc, but I don't define who I am by what I wear. Fashion should be utilitarian or fun - depending on your perception.
Here's a recap of my #moms30for30 outfits for July 2015: