Figuring out what the heck to wear on weekends is hard for me sometimes. Like, really hard. Since I spend Monday through Friday in work clothes, they’re always the first thing I stock up on. One of the first questions I ask myself when deciding if I’m going to purchase something is “Can I wear this to work?” If the answer is no, I really think hard before I buy it.
The thing is, since my work clothes typically follow a formula, it’s hard to know what to do on the weekends. I used to default to just wearing yoga pants all weekend, but honestly? That doesn’t really make me feel good about myself. I feel better and more confident when I get dressed and put effort into what I’m wearing. I’m a better mom and wife when I’m confident and love what I’m wearing.
Because why shouldn’t we love what we wear all the time? Shouldn’t we be our best selves every moment we can, not just when we’re around the people we work with? Whatever I’m doing when I’m not at work – grocery shopping, playing with Abbie, going to breakfast, seeing friends – it’s all part of my life, and all deserves the same effort as going to work, possibly more. This is what I’m choosing to do with my spare time, and I need to reflect that value in my effort. Abbie needs to see me value myself in that way – that I take care of myself and she should too.
Obviously, I’m not perfect. There are weekends I don’t really get out of pajamas – and that’s okay too. It’s all about balance. This is an outfit I wear quite often in different variations – my favorite Liverpool bootcut jeans from Stitch Fix (also the softest jeans I’ve ever owned – these are similar), a simple striped tee from Target (and they put them on sale all the time), one of my Old Navy vests (similar), and a statement necklace for some color. I got this one in one of my recent Rocksbox (use cod beingmrsbeerxoxo for a free month!) … and it had to stay with me forever because I just love it so much. An easy, casual weekend look that I feel confident in, and that’s so worth the effort I put in.
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