If you read my blog, you might notice that I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of a mom uniform. I really want to be able to have a closet full of outfits that I can wear all day, every day and look presentable–without having to think too much about it. Because if I have to think about it, most days I’ll stay in my pajamas. And here are some of my favorite reasons for not staying in my pajamas:
- Dressing nicely shows respect for my job. I am not just putting in time as a full-time mom; it is my life’s most important work. Dressing nicely is a nod to the dignity of my work. Dwija has a great post about that idea here as does Dana here. And I LOVE Jennifer’s post here.
- Dressing nicely shows respect for myself. A great post on this topic is “Why Frumpy Makes You Grumpy.” On the flip-side, discounting what I wear just around the house or just to the grocery store is a short and slippery slope to a really horrible place.
- Dressing nicely shows respect for my husband. I mean:
Said no husband. Ever.
- Dressing nicely shows respect for those around me.
- Finally, don’t you want to be like this chick?
P.S. This post needs two huge caveats. First, if anyone had told me all this for my first 6 (or 9 or 12) months postpartum, I would’ve smacked ’em upside the head. So if you have a new baby, or if you’re sick, or under a lot of stress, or exhausted for whatever reason, this isn’t intended for you. Also, my definition of “dressing nicely” is very liberal. Anything above the pajama pants and Crocs gets an “A” for effort in my book.
Aaaaand, because this list just happens (*wink*) to have five items in it, I’m joining Hallie for her Five Favorites link up.