I’m a mom and I hate sweatpants. Honestly, I can’t stand seeing people wear them anywhere but the gym. I especially can’t understand why they have become the national uniform for motherhood. Whenever I question my mom friends about this unsightly wardrobe staple they say; sweat pants are so comfortable, I don’t have time to dress up, nothing fits, etc., etc.
Newsflash; I’m a mom (with two kids), full-time entrepreneur, crazy busy, and I have image issues like everyone else, but I don’t think sweatpants are the solution to my problems. In fact, I think they once caused me a lot of problems. When my son was born almost 7 years ago, I suffered from undiagnosed postpartum depression. Before his arrival I was a busy career woman who got dressed for work every morning, and went out most evenings, but all of a sudden I had nowhere to go and my outfit of choice became sweatpants. Every day I would pull on a pair of fuzzy pants and neglect taking care of myself, because I thought that was the right thing to do. It took me almost 8 months to get out of my “funk” and realize that washing my hair everyday, dressing up, and tea breaks weren’t luxuries, but rather necessities for a new mom.
So, I promptly threw away every pair of sweatpants and never looked back. I am in no way a style icon, in fact I might not even be stylish at all. But nevertheless, I am going to document my escapades in eclectic wear on this blog for the next year (at least). I won’t be posting every picture here, but I will upload a daily photo to my Project 365 folder on Flickr. Feel free to follow along!
This is my picture from day one. My sister and I headed downtown for lunch in Gastown and then went window shopping at Pottery Barn for some home decor inspiration.
Update: I realized shortly after writing this post that fashion blogging is harder than it looks and it takes a lot of time to shoot, edit, and upload pics. So, I am now trying to load as many as possible on a weekly basis, and am giving myself a break on Sundays!