My wardrobe has undergone several transitions over the past few years. During my two pregnancies I was working 30-40 hours a week in a business casual environment. My post-partum wardrobe with my son consisted of dress slacks, loose fitting blouses, and cardigans. When my daughter was born I made the decision to leave my job and stay at home with my two kids. I didn’t need my dress slacks and blouses from the first time around. And I didn’t have as much time (or money) to do much shopping for new clothes.
Fast forward 9 months. I’m wearing my pre-pregnancy jeans again. I’ve cleaned out my closet about a dozen times in the past 3 years. I have gotten rid of a lot of clothes that I liked but knew I wouldn’t wear.
I put on a pair of royal blue jeans the other day. I think I bought them in 2011 or 2012. I hauled my kids somewhere exciting like the grocery store or Arctic Circle. I looked around and thought to myself, “Do 32 year old moms wear royal blue jeans?” I honestly have no idea.
The next day I put on a pair of grey terry jogger pants. I’ve worn them at least twice a week since my baby was born. And I had the very same pair in the maternity size during my pregnancy. So let’s just say that grey joggers are a good wardrobe staple. I had no idea what kind of top to wear that would be better than a sloppy t-shirt, so I put on the sloppy t-shirt again.
To be honest I’ve had a bit of difficulty really settling in to my new routine. I guess that’s reasonable after working for 9 years and the 5 years of schooling to prepare for my career. I love that I can stay home with my kids and I feel like settling in to my new wardrobe will help me settle in to my new daily routine.
I feel like this is a great time to go through the Wardrobe Architect series. If you’re into sewing and social media you’ve probably heard about this, but you don’t need to be a sewist/seamstress/sewer to appreciate this great series of posts that guide you through “crafting a small wardrobe that reflects who you are.”
If you see me at the grocery store or Arctic Circle wearing grey joggers and a sloppy t shirt please be kind. And stay tuned for more Wardrobe Architect posts.