I had the honor of being the Mom Sexy Blogger of the Month in April. And, most of the time, I can totally
fake that pull that off.
I can have confidence and not care that my body doesn’t look the same as it did back before I had kids or that my idea of a hot night out still gets us home by 10pm…at the latest.
But, what can really get me down is dressing like a frump.
It’s hard to feel Mom Sexy in sweats or a pair of beat up shorts. Top it off with a shirt that has either a hole in it or stains on it or both and any thoughts of sexy are gone.
I make excuses.
I’m not going anywhere anyway.
My boys will make a mess of whatever I’m wearing.
Hubs doesn’t care what I wear anyway.
I don’t have the money for nice clothes.
But, after reading Laura Bennett’s book Didn’t I Feed You Yesterday?: A Mother’s Guide to Sanity in Stilettos, I decided I needed to rethink my excuses. Especially after reading this quote:
“Style is not about money. Does my style say my kids have taken over my life and I haven’t had sex in decades? Or does it say I’m fabulous, and these boys are going to have a hell of a time finding a girl like dear old Mom?”
Btw, you can win an autographed copy of the book here.
I have to admit that there are a lot of days when my style(can it even be called that?) probably says that my kids have completely
destroyed taken over my life. I look like I’ve had no sleep, like I need a shower and some caffeine.
When really, it isn’t that much more effort to dress better.
And that I need to stop using money as an excuse for why I don’t dress better.
Today, I’m putting on a sundress that I got at Walmart.
Yes, Walmart. I know, not exactly the fashion capital of the world.
But, I guarantee you that I look more put together and feel better about myself in my Walmart dress than I do in a pair of beat up Abercrombie shorts and a stained Bebe t-shirt.
And feeling better about myself is a way to feel Mom Sexy.
Please don’t forget to vote for Mason Samuel HERE. Please help him get to the final round! The timing on it is kind of weird, so if you voted yesterday and it doesn’t let you vote this morning, it should let you by the afternoon. You all are seriously fabulous for helping with this!