I certainly do. And admittedly, some days, it ain't pretty. But most days, it is - or - at the very least, it can be. Let me back up a bit. I have two daughters, a 3 year old and an 18 month old, and our mornings are super hectic. Most mornings, I'm up at 5am to work out and by the time I'm back home, it's time to hit the ground running with the girls. There are breakfasts to be made, permission slips to slip into backpacks, coffee to drink (LOTS of coffee to drink), teeth to be brushed, hair to be combed, bows to be tied into hair, a husband to usher out the door and, well, you get the picture.
There is very little time for showers to be taken or hair to be artfully blown out or outfits to be carefully chosen - at least for this mom. So what's a mom to do? I've got to bring my daughter to preschool, and inevitably my toddler and I have a playgroup or a music class to attend, or at the very least, errands to run or groceries to be shopped for. Wearing my sweaty workout clothes or slipping back into pj's just isn't always an option, so here's what this mom does.
I go for the uniform. Knowing full well that a shower and a blow-out isn't always an option until later (sometimes MUCH later) in the day, there's got to be a middle ground so I'm not scaring folks as I traipse through town. No, wearing the clothes I worked out in isn't best practice, but a clean pair of yoga pants just might be. There are so many different types of cute yoga pants out there right now, at a whole slew of different price points. My favorites range from the C9 brand of yoga pants at Target
to the Relaxed Fit or Groove pants at Lululemon.
I'll throw on a pair of those with a long-sleeved t-shirt or a turtleneck (it's COLD here in Boston now!) and a cute fleece vest - I've got several from Old Navy that are really great, in fun colors and basic neutrals like taupe and black. The finishing touch - for me - is either a headband or a baseball hat, depending on the state of the hair. Hats are totally cool when the hair is not.
I know we moms are given a hard time from the s0-called "fashionistas" that tell us to get out of the damn yoga pants already. So let's compromise - let's get out of the straight-up frumpy sweatpants and I'll be the first in line to start the Take Back The Yoga Pants revolution.
But do me a favor - rock them with a cute jacket or vest, take the 5 minutes it takes to pull yourself together and for goodness' sake, don't skip makeup altogether.
Right. Next time, we talk makeup.