Being a mother, though the most amazing gift in the world is not always the most glamorous! It is messy! The house needs to be cleaned, meals made, laundry done, kids chauffeur, etc. There are no red carpets, no amazing award shows, and no races requiring fancy hats! Let’s just say my son’s Boy Scout Pinewood derby is the fanciest derby I will be attending this year! Haha! So why dress up? Why wear jewelry? Why not just be comfortable? Why bother?
I subscribe to comfortable clothing; there is no denying the fact that yoga pants are the best!! Who wants jeans constantly riding up their bum while trying to clean the house and run errands? But perhaps Mrs. Cleaver was on to something. Perhaps letting yourself go too much, could have a negative effect? It might results in a motivationally challenged momma. This was precisely what I was two weeks ago!! That is until a pair of genuine pearl button earrings graced my ears!
No joke, after putting on the pearls I suddenly felt different. I felt more important. I felt purposeful. I felt ambitious. And most importantly I felt luxurious! I now clean/tidy with such gusto and determination. I have officially channeled my inner Mrs. Cleaver. The housewives of the 1950s were definitely on to something. Maybe it is important to take pride in every job you do no matter how minimal it may seem, even cleaning floors and toilets. But I must admit it is a lot easier to take pride when you’re wearing pearls. (I am still working on my 1950’s housewives class, the pic below is anything but! lol!)
These pearls have inspired me beyond just household cleaning. I am now taking more of an interest in what I am wearing. I used to enjoy picking out my clothes, having fun with colors & patterns but lost interest somewhere in between nursing bras & yoga pants. Haha! These pearls have helped me get my fashion mojo back and in a sense get back to myself, not the housewife version or mother version but rather me, simply me! And FYI- they have these really cool black button pearls too, check them out…for us hip, modern, happening mommas.
I must admit, if a pair of earrings can do this much imagine what an entire strand of pearls could do? Besides I do believe they are feeling a little lonely. Hehe!
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Do you rock the yoga pants? What are your thoughts on the modern SAHM vs. the 1950s SAHM? When was the last time you cleaned the house with pearls on?
Disclosure: I received a pair of pink button pearl earrings to review, no other compensation was received, all thoughts & opinions are my own.
9 thoughts on “Pearls and Yoga Pants”
Absolutely LOVE this! So true. Look good, feel good.
I’ll have to remember this after my baby is born and I am feeling frazzled and unpretty… that some simple jewelry can make all the difference! What a great idea. Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Early on in motherhood I struggled with this. But had to snap out of it. One of my big things is making sure I take the effort to put on earrings everyday.
I understand it now…it is amazing how much better you feel when you do one simple thing for yourself before you do 100s for others. You are a wise woman…I wish someone let me in on this secret years ago. 😉 Thank you so much for sharing Naomi.
Love the pearls! I like comfort, but I do dress up when I have too. I stay at home, so I’m not required to look fabulous on a daily basis. I’d rather be in yoga pants/leggings and like you said, cleaning the house in jeans is just not fun.
I have to be honest I am getting to the point where I just don’t see a place for jeans in my life. Haha! I am down to comfort & yoga pants or going out and looking fabulous (few & far between events when this happens ;( ) in a skirt or dress…I really don’t have much time, space, or reason for jeans. BTW- love your blog!! I am in the process of updating the ‘blogs I follow’ and will be adding yours!! Cheers!! 🙂
This is so true, you do feel better when you look better. And I love the glamorous housewives of the 1950s, but I am glad we live in a time when we can have a slouchy day in yoga pants if we feel like it without feeling like we’ve let the side down 🙂
I agree, we are pretty darn fortunate to have the choice to dress up or down when we please. I can’t even imagine cleaning floors, toilets, doing laundry, etc. in a dress!! Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts Kathy 😉
When my two oldest kids were little my house was spotless, my children were spotless, meals were on the table at a certain time and, I always looked liked I rolled out of bed until one day their daddy asked me why I took such pride in everything I did except myself. That really stung well… ticked me off and hurt my feelings. I wasn’t going anywhere, just staying home everyday I didn’t feel I had to dress up to do household chores, and it wasn’t like people were coming over to visit either . But, I was so mad at my husband’s words I marched over to the nearest department store to purchase the sexiest dresses I could find, heels, and jewelry to match . The next day when he came home I was dressed to kill, hair, make-up,jewelry, and mopping the floor..lol! It did make me feel a little powerful and it did make me feel good to see his face!!! I did realize that I was taking care of everybody and neglected myself a bit. I do think its important to take care of ourselves too, even if its just putting on nice earrings or putting on make-up .Thanks for sharing!