This was originally posted on Dec. 8th, 2011.
Every night before I go to bed I pick out my outfit for the next day. This way I will just put me outfit on and be able to put my makeup on very quickly. Well today Amelia ruined that plan and ate a leaf she found and puked all over my cute shirt. I didn’t have a lot of clean clothes so by the time I picked out a suitable replacement I had no time to put makeup on…. but I still wanted to be glamorous!
So I put on my biggest sunglasses to hide the dark circles, some cute earrings, and a big scarf around my head. Head Scarves are my favorite way to look fab on a not so fab day. After Amelia was born I lost a lot of hair in the front which my doctor and hairstylist remind me is common but I still am not happy about it! Head scarves are a glamorous way to cover this flaw until my hair grows back in.
I also have a lot of acne scars from when my skin broke out postpartum. I was going to photo shop this out and then decided against it. If no one used photo shop I think people would feel better about themselves knowing that everyone has flaws. And besides…. this is who I am… a busy mom who doesn’t always have time to put makeup on. I’m not going to just hide in my apartment and stop enjoying my life because I don’t fit some imaginary ideal.
So I have decided I will never use photo shop to fix my flaws. I will only use it to get rid of red eyes and try to make the pictures where Amelia won’t stop moving less blurry… and maybe I will add some cool effects. But ever since I had my daughter I think about being a role model for her with every action I make. I want her to know it ok to have flaws and if you like dolling yourself up do it because it makes you feel good and wear what you love… not what other people think is cool.
Head Scarf- Vintage
Sin Glasses- Chanel (Gift)
Earrings- Betsey Johnson (Gift)
Bracelet- Betsey Johnson (Gift)