Thursday, January 30, 2014

I Got Dressed Today

After reading that title you may be thinking....uh ok, so what? Well getting dressed in something other than yoga pants or pajamas is a big accomplishment for me. During the parts of the year I don't work, the only places I go on a regular basis are the grocery store and the gym. Neither one requires anything other than yoga pants and a tshirt!

I also won't lie, and I'll tell you I actually got dressed yesterday....not today. But I'm just now getting around to writing this post. oops.

Scott had to run to work briefly even though he technically didn't have to due to the weather conditions we were experiencing (2014 snowpocalypse anyone?). I was sitting on the couch reading my blogs like usual and thought to myself that this would be a good time to get up, shower, and put something on other than my pajamas. I don't really know what came over me since I knew I wasn't going anywhere, but I just felt like I should put a little more effort into how I looked for once. I also bought some new makeup suggested by Kaitlyn that I had been itching to put to use.

Here's how I turned out:

The makeup...ohhhh the makeup! Where has this stuff been my whole life?! Of the products Kaitlyn suggested, I bought the BB Cream, mascara, and eye shadow. The BB cream was amazing and went on so easily. My skin has been so dry this winter so my usual foundation would look dry and powdery on my face, not to mention it's probably several years old. My skin looked so fresh and smooth, and the color was super even. No more red splotchy cheeks! The eye shadow was a little tricky. I'm not that great at putting eye shadow on in the first place, but this one seemed to dry really quickly before I was able to get it spread out like it needed to be haha. But, it lasted ALL day. My usual non powdery eye shadow would always disappear from the creases in my eye lid after a while. The mascara was nice. Again, I'm not all that experienced with makeup so I can't put my thoughts into words very well. It went on well and spread my lashes out kind of brightening my eyes up. I'm glad I finally took the plunge and bought products that were suggested on a blog. I see them all the time but am usually skeptical and don't want to spend the money on something that may not work for me. I was really pleased with this purchase though.

Here's the products:

After showering, getting dressed, and putting my makeup on, I really felt good about myself. I didn't feel like the frumpy homebody that I usually do, and I was proud of myself for taking just an extra few minutes of time to put more effort into myself. Plus, I figured it'd be nice for my husband to come home and not see the pajama wearing, messy bun having, barely showered wife on the couch that he usually does. And I was right! When he got home and we were making our plates for lunch, he told me I looked pretty :) He then went on to say that I always look pretty to him and he doesn't care what I wear, but it was nice that I did it for him. He's such a sweetheart, and I really couldn't have asked for a more easy to please husband.

So, after all that, I just want to say that it felt really good to take a little extra time to put just a little bit more effort into how I looked, even if it was just for one day. I think it helped my self esteem a little bit, and made me happier. I felt like a better version of me. And that is one thing that I am really trying to work on this year. If you're feeling some of these same feelings, take a few minutes for yourself to do something you enjoy or something you know will make you feel better about yourself. Just try it. I promise you'll like it and ask yourself why you didn't do it before now.

Til next time,


  1. I could only WISH to wear yoga pants all day every day. And need to look into BB cream.

  2. You look fantastic!

    Sometimes I surprise my husband and have real pants on, plus makeup when he gets home from work. This usually concerns him. He'll either go, "What's wrong?" or, "Are we going somewhere? Did I forget?"

  3. Love that outfit! cute necklace :)
    xx Tia

  4. That sounds about like me! I spend most of my days in workout gear!

  5. I'm usually in yoga pants, too, and if Tim comes home and I'm in "real" clothes he asks where I'm going. Haha!