In the last month I’ve opened up about wanting to find more time to focus on myself. I’ve been making little changes here and there like finding time to read and going running every night. The “me time” that I feel makes me a better mom. Recently I made an even bigger change, I gave myself a mini makeover!
While packing for New York in April I realized something, I didn’t have any nice clothes and accessories to wear. Over the years I’ve gotten rid of all my business attire from my working days and if you were to run into me at the store, 90% of the time you’d catch me wearing yoga pants. As a SAHM I don’t really have anything to get dressed up for. My husband works crazy work hours so we don’t get a chance to attend social outings very often. Until recently I hadn’t realized that I was donating all my “nice” clothes, handbags, jewelry that I didn’t have a use for.
I began my makeover with getting my hair highlighted a few weeks ago. It was the first time I’ve had my hair done since my wedding. Yes, I’m totally serious! Here is my before pic right before my hair appointment. I even wrote a little diary about it on Uncram.
Earlier this month I received an Emilie M. handbag and the first thing I thought was that the handbag was cute but maybe too cute for yoga pants and plain t-shirts. This is what inspired my makeover. Now if I had a closet full of clothes from my pinterest style board I wouldn’t have to worry about finding something nice to wear with my bag. ;)
So last week I went shopping with my best friend in search of some new shirts, jewelry, and shoes. It’s been 6 years since I’ve gone shopping with a friend..6 years! It was a much needed two hour break catching up with a good friend to help me update my wardrobe. I picked a few neutral colored shirts from Target and New York & Company I’ll have to tell you about my lack of colored/patterned clothing another time.
This really is a great everyday bag that I can see myself wearing out on a dinner date or to simply run errands with. The style is classic which will match the majority of my current outfits, yet still gives my
wardrobe a nice dressed up touch. This bag also has a lot of room with a centered zippered pocket and two large pockets on the outside.
What I like about Emilie M. is that they offer beautiful handbags at affordable prices. Their designer handbags are similar to the high cost designer bags but without the price tag. The Emilie M. handbag collection ranges between $50-80, well within my budget for handbags.
I’m excited to continue updating my wardrobe. Maybe even start a weekly What I Wore post. I’ll talk about my lack of color and patterns next time. :)
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