Today we had to opportunity to talk to our MOPs girls about doing a spring makeover in different areas of their lives, and I thought I would share with you!!
It is important, even if you don’t want to spend much money, that you look up from your HOT latte and warm sweaters and get ready for spring/summer by refreshing a few things! We made a few collages on Polyvore to help you get started with some ideas!!
First up: Makeover what you wear at home:
You want to make sure that you take a look at your Pajamas & lounge wear – any holes or worn spots? Are the edges of your pajama bottoms all dirty from dragging on the floor? Seriously. Take a look. For me, it had been a few years and my PJ bottoms were WORN. I threw them away, apologized to anyone who had witnessed them, and I am moving on Sometime as a mom we get so busy we forget to check how OUR stuff is.
If you wear yoga pants, don’t wear the same pants around the house that you always work out in. Have a set you for working out, then a different set for lounging/playing with kids.
Next up: Makeover what you wear on Mommy Errands
The key for Mommy errands (out in public – eeeek!) is to be comfortable enough to wrangle your children but still be put together to represent your family well! BALANCE! Save the heels or match jewelry for later – you want to be able to chase your child up and down he isles of Costco (if need be).
Bottom line – you are going to sweat when you run errands with children. But you can still look cute while you glisten. Fight the urge to just wear your sweats out of the house.
Next: Makeover what you wear for an Evening out with friends
What is this, you say? An evening out with friends???
YES – we need our girl time. Even though it can be a lot of work to get everything arranged to make it happen – it is VITAL to our sanity as women and mothers to hang with other woman – have those adult conversations that don’t include boo boos and/or boogers.
So first and formost, take the time to schedule in some girl time. Secondly – for spring – look for a few pops of neon to freshen up any outfit and make you feel bright for spring!Take a risk with your outfit – try a romper or a hat – look for the soft lighter color leather jackets that will go with many outfits all through spring and summer.
Next: Makeover what you wear for Date Night with your man!!
A lot of times, you can take a daytime look, and with an exchange of flats for heels and a new jacket – a pop of bright color on the lips – you can transform your outfit from a daytime to date night look with very little time/effort.
Last: Freshen up decor in your home
A lot of times, we think about spring CLEANING our house, but what about giving a fresh facelift to our decor as well? Some really easy ways to make a big impact:
* Get some new pillows for your family room couch
*Change out your fall/winter smelling candles for some fresh light smells (my favorite option HERE)
*FRESH FLOWERS!! buy yourself some lovely spring flowers at your local market (check the farmers market for great prices and beautiful in season colors)
*Open your windows!! When it is warm enough, open up those windows and let the fresh air in! It will do wonders for your mood!
So what are some of your favorite things to do this time of year to help you get revived and ready for spring/summer?