When my daughter was really little, like this,
she loved to sift through my retired work clothes to play dress up.
(the shoes are my husband's, I swear)
She called them her "big girl clothes".
Well, it's been years since I've worn these big girl clothes.
It's safe to say that since leaving the classroom behind four and a half years ago,
my wardrobe has taken a bit of a hit.
Tees and jeans have replaced most of my heels and skirts.
My husband's shoe collection now outnumbers my own.
Last week though, I took myself to Macy's armed with coupons
and a What Not To Wear inspired list of basics.
I swore to stick to the list and stick to the list I did.
Three hours and about that many fitting rooms later, I had the beginnings of a new wardrobe. It's still the wardrobe of a mom, but one beyond the frazzled years of spit-up stains and endless diaper changes.
Tomorrow, shortly before my kids head off to school, I'll do the same,
except this time I'll be the student.
Design school here I come.
Let's hope my new big girl clothes survive a stain free trip to Starbucks.
(no easy feat for me)
Anyone else out there in need of a wardrobe update?
Have a great Monday.