So this embroidered dress caught my eye immediately during the Shopbop sale a few weeks ago. This bright and fun embroidered dress isn’t my normal style, but for some reason I had to have it! And I am so glad I purchased it. Every time I wear it, it makes me feel happy. And once I realized that, I started to think about how wearing something special can change your day.
As a new mom, I don’t leave the house that often. Seriously, gathering all of the stuff you need is a little overwhelming. And honestly, I’m not sure I’m ready to take Lincoln out on any big adventure. Germs are real and alive, and so is my paranoia! However, when I have someone to watch Lincoln (my husband or my mother-in-law), I am able to get out of the house for a few hours. When I do, I love to do my hair and make up and put on something fun, even if I am just going to the grocery store. I find that doing a little something for yourself just elevates your mood, even if you’re having a rough day. And new moms have a lot of those!
So, my advice to any woman, mom or not, is to give yourself some “me” time. Make yourself feel pretty. Whether that means doing your make up, wearing something fun like this embroidered dress, or going to work out, do it! For me, that means wearing something special or working on my blog. Self care is so important, and I never realized how important it was until having Lincoln. It’s ok to take time for yourself! It makes you a better friend, spouse, and family member. What do you do for “me” time?
Photography by Paige Winn Photo