Today I’m veering away a bit from my normal food/homesteading topics. I’ve been enjoying participating in a few fun linky parties (check out Homestead Barn Hop, or Traditional Tuesdays) where I and a host of other fabulous blog authors link posts about a certain topic.
I’ve loved making new friends with other bloggers and have learned so much. One such blog I found through my friend (okay, you know that I used the term friend loosely here since I’ve never really actually talked to this gal), Emily of Jones Design Company. It’s called What I Wore Wednesday and it’s hosted by Lindsey of the Pleated Poppy.
You have to jump on over there and take a look. It’s a linky party where regular women (many of them mommies) show off what they wore that day. I know. I know. You’re thinking, “Why do I care?”
You care because sometimes we all get into a frumpy look. You know, the look that involves sweats or yoga pants and a pony tail. And sometimes we need a little help from our friends to inspire us out of the frump. Okay, well let’s just say, I needed some help. Some days it’s just easier to stay in my ‘barn clothes’ because really, who is going to see me?
But I have found when I take the time to put on some make-up, do my hair neatly (as best you can with frizzy curly hair) and put on an outfit (definition: clothing that you plan to wear together, NOT just something you grab out of the drawer), I feel so much better when I pass by that mirror in the hallway.
Let’s face it, I’m not out to impress anyone with my fabulous good looks <tongue in cheek>, but when I’m depressed about the amount of rain falling from the sky, which is often around here, my lack of productivity, my poor parenting skills that day or whatever, looking into the mirror and liking what I see (mostly) makes me feel better.
Or at least, it’s not a frightening, more disheartening experience. I mean, come on. How can it be good for your psyche to run away screaming from the mirror? Doesn’t seem like a good thing to me.
And you know it’s true for you too, my friend. There’s just something about making a little effort to spruce up one’s self.
Soooo…all that to say. Since my eyes are usually focused on goats, children, homeschooling and sugar free food, I have seemed to have lost my ability to put an outfit together. Hence, I made my way over to What I Wore Wednesday to be inspired. And inspiration I did find.
And as you saw above, I came up with a fun outfit.
I’ve been loving to wear flowers lately, of which was influenced by my actual friend, Kylene of Miss Moss Demi-Millenery. I love how a flower can instantly prettify your duds . I found this one at Anne Taylor Loft on sale. You can wear it in your hair too. Let’s just say it makes me smile.
Now, I don’t know if this outfit would be considered stylish or even cute, but my eyes gave me a thumbs up as I sauntered by that dreadful mirror. And that’s all I’m after folks.
Okay. Fine. I’ll show your my frizzy head. Keeping it real, friends.
Well, I hope you aren’t turned off by all the photos of me. It feels a bit weird to be the center of my pictures this time, but I do hope I’ve infected you with a desire to go put on something pretty. Just do it. Your special someone will like it.
Feel free to give me any stylish pointers. I can take it.
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