Fashion sense?

By Cassie

I became a Godmother this week. It was a beautiful baptism and a lovely after party. We were getting ready to eat supper when an older relative approached me.

“I love your hair,” She said.

“and your dress, you look great.”

I was flattered. It’s rare that I get compliments on my fashion sense. So I was really excited.

“You look ten years younger.”

Now mind you this would be a compliment for most. This was an older lady so I had to let it go. I am twenty one years old. If I am appearing ten years younger…well…I am eleven! I wasn’t sure whether to take it as a compliment or not. I took it.

I was thrown into motherhood quite young. In high-school I was fashionable. I knew how to dress and do my hair. I was able to put my make up on just right. However, somewhere in the nine months of pregnancy I lost all sense of that. I will admit here and now that I gained seventy-three pounds during my pregnancy. Needless to say… I was BIG. So yes, during my pregnancy it was hard to be fashionable.

After Aiden, still today I find myself struggling to understand fashion. I realize that somedays I leave my house appearing to be twice my age. My friends find it quite amusing to watch me try and piece an outfit together and make a connection between fashionable and reasonable. I had a baby. I cannot wear low-rise jeans and belly tops.

Well, I could… but lets face it… no one needs to see that.

Cassie is new to blogging at MessyFunMommyLife.

3 Responses to Fashion sense?
  1. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    November 14, 2008 | 11:25 pm

    I think that when we become moms our priorities shift so much that being fashionable often falls off the bottom. I wouldn’t worry about it too much… I’m sure you look beautiful to everyone, and I’m especially positive that you look especially beautiful to your little one.

  2. Candace
    November 15, 2008 | 1:40 am

    Yes our priorities do shift but I am firm believer we should put ourselves to the top of the list sometimes. I make sure I am taking care of as well because I have realized the hard way I am not a good mom if I am not healthy, happy, and even feel good about myself even if it is just putting on a little make-up.

  3. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    November 15, 2008 | 11:18 am

    Candace, you are right. I also have experienced the cons of not having myself on my priority list… it’s something I’m trying to work on.
    Thanks for the reminder.

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