Blogging Through the ABC’s- Letter D
I don’t know about you, but I like to be feminine. I like for other people to know that I’m a lady. I consider myself decidedly feminine.
There have been times that I wasn’t quite so feminine. It was all I could do on days to pull on a pair of pajama pants and one of my husbands t-shirts. I’d throw my hair in a ponytail and that’s all I’d do for the day. I would be embarrassed if anyone just happened to pop over. My husband didn’t especially feel I was attractive. I personally did not feel good about myself or the way I looked either. I was worn down. I was tired. I was overwhelmed.
I decided to take action. I decided to be decidedly feminine. Now I make sure that I get real clothes on everyday. And I do it early in the day soon after rising. I put my hair up or half up in a pretty flexi clip from Lilla Rose. They help me to feel feminine.
I like to wear skirts. I feel feminine and pretty in a skirt or dress. Dresses don’t make up as much of my wardrobe simply because I’ve been pregnant and breastfeeding so many years that they weren’t practical. At some point in my life I’m hoping I can bring them back!
I have a favorite skirt. It’s the Rainbow Denim Skirt from Deborah and Co. I have it in regular and maternity and I find that it’s my go to skirt for wearing around the house or out and about. I’d love to add this dress to my closet at some point!
Another decision I made was to stop wearing my husbands t-shirts. I could find something that fit me that emphasized I was a woman without making me feel on display or being uncomfortable for me to move. I settled on plain colored t-shirts in a feminine cut. They fit well and look nice on me. Sometimes they’ll have a v in the front but that’s okay because I normally layer them with a tank top or a nursing tank so that I feel more covered. It also helps me to feel that my extra weight is held in a little better.
I also wash my face every morning when I get up. Simply washing my face is a great way of helping me wake up and feel actually awake and capable of taking on the day! I love my L’Bri facial system. It’s a face wash, toner, and lotion trio. I use the Deep Pore Trio currently and it’s amazing!!
After washing my face I’ll get the kids breakfast and start my coffee for the day. After I set them down to eat breakfast I’ll go back to the bathroom and quickly apply some makeup. On days I stay at home I love a soft natural neutral low key doesn’t take much look. When I’m going to be out and about I take more care with my makeup. Even if I’m extremely rushed and behind I try to always put on mascara and eye shadow/liner. It makes me feel pretty and feminine so it’s worth it! You can check out one of my makeup posts for more information on what I use and how it looks!
If I’m going out I’ll try to spruce up a bit with some jewelry. I don’t own a lot and none of it is high dollar, but I do have a few favorite necklaces and I love earrings. I found that I rarely wore earrings. The dangly ones would get caught in my hair. So now I wear the dangly ones that I love when my hair is all up!
Another fun way that I’m being decidedly feminine is in my aprons! I love a good frilly cute apron. Come on ladies! If you’re going to wear aprons at least make sure they’re cute. I even got two sets of matching mom/child aprons. They’re so pretty. I need to find a pattern and make some more aprons for myself. They cover my clothes and still make me feel pretty.
I’m also finding a love of sweaters. I don’t wear them much around the house since we have a woodstove and we stay toasty, but they’re replacing the sweatshirts that I’d throw on when I left the house. There are so many cute sweaters and sweater designs out there ladies. Try some on and find one that makes you feel lovely.
Another small thing that I’m doing is trying to have my nails done. I don’t like to paint my nails because I hate when they chip. I also don’t like the chemicals in commercial nail polish. Instead I use Jamberry nail wraps. They’re non toxic and work wonderfully. They tend to last 1-2 weeks even when all the stuff I throw at them. Plus they have some super cute decidedly feminine designs!