Since I was young , around two years old , my parents would say, I wanted to wear party dresses and black patent leather shoes. I had to have the socks with the ruffles and needed a hat to complete the outfit . In those days , my mom sewed all our clothes, was happy to oblige my fancy little heart and she even let me wear the pretty dresses to play in the sandbox. Yes , it's true , I'm not a little girl playing dress up anymore and as a very busy mom and kindergarten teacher it's true I don't need to really dress up, well , ever. So , I guess what I'm trying to say is , just as I didn't need to wear party dresses and lacey socks when I was two, I don't need to wear dresses and heels to teach kindergarten or make dinner either, but it's just what I want to do.
Kind of reminds me of this quote I've seen around Facebook and Instagram :
I was home sick with pneumonia for the past two and a half weeks. The first few days I was literally in bed and had no desire to get up and get dressed. By the fourth day I had to go back to see the doctor and I was relieved to have an excuse to dress up . I only wore a sweater and leggings , nothing fancy , but honestly I did feel better just because I felt like I was back to my old ( healthier ) self.
I felt I was at least a little bit getting to celebrate ! So , basically , I tried to put together some outfits each day I was home that were comfortable and kind of cheered me up while I had to be home.
A simple tee shirt and blazer :
A comfortable dress and big cozy scarf:
So why do I dress up ? It makes me happy and :
Do what makes you happy! Wear what you want ! Xoxoxo