Wednesday, May 25, 2011

No More Frump Girl

It could be vanity or insanity, or both, but when I actually get dressed in real clothes I feel more motivated throughout the day. Pretty much everywhere you look "the experts" say that wearing your PJ's all day limits your mental potential. Or something like that. Alls I know is that when I've made an effort toward my appearance, and I happen to catch glimpses of myself in the mirror lugging a laundry basket or quelling a tantrum I pause for a moment and I think, "Well. At least I make this look good." Unfortunately these instances are few and far between because I am at heart a very lazy person.

I shower every few days. That's a fact. I'm not exaggerating.  I have really wild, giant hair that fortunately does not get very oily, so I can get away with the infrequent showers. But I usually end up feeling like a bum. It doesn't help that I wear the same clothes a few days in a row as well. Nice, right? My SOP is to sleep in yoga pants and a tank top, and my major wardrobe adjustment in the morning is to add a bra when I take G to school, and depending on the weather, a t-shirt or a sweatshirt. FANCY.

So here's the deal. I don't think I can give up my yoga pants. For one thing, they are too comfy, and for another, they make me look sporty when I'm actually not. But I am challenging myself to put away my t-shirts for 4 weeks. And get DRESSED every day. Maybe even wear some earrings but the general idea will be to not look like a bumski, but like an actual, real-life adult. Maybe then I'll start acting like one??


  1. Dearest. Get thee to a New York and Company and buy their nice looking yoga pants that look like dress pants. And some tank tops that have a little lace or whatnot. Then you can keep your SOP and pull it off looking like you aren't lazy when you really are. Ask me how I know.

  2. I usually wear jeans or khakis at least but errangs... dangly ones are a MUST. They make me feel put together for some reason!

  3. Is this because I cleaned out my closet??? All my new stuff is from NY and Co. :)

  4. Krista....NOTED.

    Tanya, I hate blue jeans. I mean, I like how they look, but I find them so. uncomfortable. I always want to change out of them the second I walk through the door.

    Karen you should see MY closet....I am purging in a major way! Yee for inspiration.

  5. Around the house I wear old tshirts and yoga pants. In the winter, I throw on one of my husband's old flannels on top of the tshirt. The flannels are nice because of the pockets. My reasoning for dressing like this is purely pratical. I am a lot less likely to get aggravated about vomit, snot and poop on me if I have on old clothes