Last week, I purged my closet of everything that reminded me of my 20’s. Disintegrating sweatpants, almost cropped tops and barely there bikinis departed from my now empty closet.
I paused momentarily to think back on all the good times these clothes had experienced, when I was single and my toosh was naturally perky. The longer I reminisced, the messier the memories and my serene smile transformed into a semi-disgusted cringe.
I have stayed relatively true to my conservative look over the years, shopping my holy trinity of retailers- Banana Republic, Gap and when I am feeling more budget conscious, Old Navy.
Usually playing it safe, I had a few investment pieces I could pull out when I was feeling a bit more sassy, but after donating all but one fantastic spring jacket - my closet is BARE.
Even my hair, which I tend to change several times a year, is in a boring grow-out stage. My husband, who loves being married to a new woman every few months, asked me when I was going to start doing something different with my hair again...
Enter - Pinterest
Have you been sucked in by the pretend shopping and wishful-thinking event planning that is Pinterest? I HAVE!
The imaginative little girl in me was revived when I found Pinterest and within hours of receiving my invitation to start pinning, I had created 4 boards.
My post baby fashion board is one of my favorites, yet is anything but practical. Super high heels, $200 skirts, strapless feathered dresses...none of which would benefit from baby spit up and Play Doh permanently saturated into the fibers of each expensive frock.
As I flip through my sad wardrobe, I see one common theme. Yoga pants.
AKA - Comfort.
To be honest, I have become disinterested in my look and bored with my hair. Why? Because I am tired.
Yes, it is a pathetic excuse, but the thought of going shopping in an effort to "reinvent" myself is exhausting. Honestly, after a long day I would rather snuggle up on the couch with a pint of ice cream, my husband and a movie from Netflix.
But what if I can come up with my own wardrobe via Pinterest and see my 2012 transformation come to life from the comfort of my own home? I can sit down with a glass of wine and pin away, recreating my 30-something self like never before! And with a click of a button, I can purchase these items and have them delivered to my door step.
This picture of everyday glamor is at my fingertips, I simply need to virtually reach out and pin my vision together.
What gives you everyday glamor? Clothes? Accessories? Mom and Baby Shea Butter from L'Occitane?
Ask yourself a few questions before you start tweaking your look:
- What am I trying to say with my wardrobe?
- When I step out of my house, do I change roles from let's say - domestic woman to career gal? How can I integrate each look to define my character? Must I stick to one look?
- What visually inspires me?
- What is my favorite outfit of all time?
I am excited to see what inspires you!