This is a sponsored post. I received a gift card towards the purchase of the clothes.
When my first son was born almost 11 years ago, my mentality on “fashion” changed.
As a SAHM, I barely left the house anymore.
I obviously had a baby to take care of and a house to manage, and honestly, looking put together was the last thing on my list.
My motto became the more comfortable, the better.
Fast forward four more children and homeschooling and an even busier home to manage, and I am still all about comfort.
However, I have learned how to put looking together higher on my priority list.
Changing My Mentality
I knew that I first needed to change my way of thinking.
First of all, I needed to think of my husband.
Yes, my role has changed now that I am a mom of 5, but that does not mean that he wants to look at his wife in frumpy clothes.
Now do not get me wrong: “my baby loves me just the way that I am” as Martina McBride says.
However, I want to keep that fire alive. You know what I mean?? So looking put together is important for my marriage.
It is also important because my job – the job in the home – teaching and training my kids is the most important one I will ever have.
I would not treat a paying job any differently than I treat my work in the home.
I have learned that it is so important for me to get dressed to shoes every single morning.
As a mom who wants to raise productive adults, I do not want them to think of a mom who did not get dressed all day!
That would be super counterproductive to raising productive adults.
Benefits of Getting Dressed to Shoes
I learned all about the concept of getting dressed to shoes from the FlyLady.
Her methods have been such an inspiration to me, and keep me moving forward in my home management skills.
FlyLady, Marla Cilley, stressed the importance of getting dressed to shoes.
This method has truly increased my productivity and makes me feel more ready to tackle the day.
My Go-To Outfit and Store
Like I mentioned before, I am all about comfy.
While I have a section in my closet for “date night” outfits, the main component of my closet is comfortable clothes for a SAHM.
Athleta has quickly become my favorite store for these comfortable options.
On my latest trip to Athleta, I found two of my new favorites:
With this outfit, I am ready for anything. Books, teaching, legos on the floor. I am comfy, yet still, feel pulled together.
The tights are so comfortable, and I love the high rise. It makes reaching over and up and all around much easier with no belly showing!
The sweatshirt is heavenly. So soft, and the cut is perfect for every day year. You will want to live in this sweatshirt!
I like to pair it with a platform slip-on during the day, and then slip on some sneakers when I am ready to do my quick workout!
So versatile and perfect for the SAHM.
Keep Moving Forward
It is important to keep our eyes on the goal.
For me, my goal of getting dressed to shoes is to be more productive in my home.
I take my job as a homemaker, mother, and homeschool teacher seriously, and I want to be dressed for the day.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes for inspiration:
While clothes may not make the woman, they certainly have an effect on her self-confidence – which I believe, does make the woman. – Mary Kay Ash
The way we dress affects the way we think, the way we feel, the way we act, and the way others react to us. ~ Judith Rasband
So what steps will you take today to get dressed to shoes?
Maybe you need to lay out your clothes the night before.
Maybe your closet needs a major overhaul so you can see what you have.
Whatever your next step is, make plans to see it through.
I have yet to make a capsule wardrobe.
I want to so bad, but there are lots of things holding me back.
One is all the traveling we do during the football offseason.
Another is my lack of time to set it up. I just need to make the time, and get to work!
In doing some research on capsule wardrobes, I ran into this amazing website: Now That I Can Do.
I am loving her capsule wardrobe ideas. And she sends you ideas to your inbox for FREE. You just cannot beat it. AND a free shopping guide.