Fresh and Fancy8:27 AM
The older I get, the girlier I become. Or maybe I just allow myself to embrace my true girly self more and more without trying to fight it. A little piece of me hates to admit that when it comes down to it, I'd rather have running water when I camp and I have a true phobia of snakes (which probably has something to do with the time I found one in my closet). I'm not a total pansy, there are just certain things I prefer a little more clean and pretty.
However, I am not the least bit embarrassed about the fact that I LOVE feeling fancy. Maybe that's code for high maintenance tendencies? I'll deny it till the day I die. But as a wife of 4.5 years and a mom of 1+, I'm holding on tight to my commitment to never let myself go. Taking care of myself right and feeling beautiful makes me a better wife and mom, I'm convinced!
These are the things that make me feel fresh and fancy:
I love having my nails painted. I usually go way too long without painting them, but there's something about bright fingernails and toenails that makes the day a little better.
I shave every day. I cannot stand stubble. I know it's excessive. It's just one of my things, you know?
I feel fancy every morning after my post-workout shower. I may be in sweatpants with wet hair, but there is nothing that makes me feel more fresh than a good run and a shower.
I love a good night in. When the windows are open and Trevor and I are both working or we give in to movie night, it's so calm and refreshing. This may also speak to my homebody side that I fought for years too.
Heels. When you're 5'1, you can wear whatever sky high heels you want and I feel like a LADY!
Dressing up. One of my soapboxes is that skirts are everything. And they are. Comfy and flattering and girly? Yes please!