Last week’s post on Kate Middleton and having it all together was received so well by all of you. It made my heart glad, because striving for excellence is something I hold very dear to my heart. Every area of my life needs constant improvement. That realization motivates me – it doesn’t discourage me. As a Christian, I’m always on the journey towards Christ-likeness. That’s a journey that impacts every other area of my life and it won’t end until I reach Heaven. As a woman, I’m on the journey to improve as a wife and homemaker.
One area of my life that takes effort constantly is the way I dress. I love putting on makeup and fixing my hair, but when it comes to choosing an outfit, I always sigh a little. Shopping for clothes isn’t one of my favorite things to do (I’ll grocery shop and walk around HomeGoods for hours before I shop for clothes), so I don’t have an awesome wardrobe to choose from. I love comfortable clothes and could live in my pj’s (with hair and makeup done) for several days out of the week.
Having to leave the house for work and errands puts a damper on my pj’s for days dream. I also live with a man – and he deserves more than a wife in her favorite pj’s from Forever 21 (they’re sooo comfy y’all). That’s my true motivation for taking my outfit game to the next level.
Someone made a comment on last week’s post that resonated in my heart as well:
“I don’t always try to look my best or do my best – but when I do, my husband appreciates it. This inspires me to do better!”
The woman of Proverbs 31 “does [her husband] good and not harm all the days of her life (v.12).” I think that “doing him good” includes looking nice for him! Going back to my closet struggles – if you don’t know where to start, hit Pinterest! I got on last week and found some inspiration for a few new outfits using what I had in my closet. Here’s one that I came up with, inspired by the outfits here and here.
Sometimes I send my husband a selfie like that one, especially if he’s working a later shift and I won’t see him until late in the evening. I want him to know I dress for him, not for the people at work or my Instagram followers. 🙂