Before kids, clothes shopping used to be so much fun. I’d spend the day going from store to store, checking out the latest fashions. I’d pick out stuff for work, play, nighttime looks, and daytime looks.
I enjoyed trying on my new looks and wearing them out on outings with my girlfriends or a date with my husband. I was stylish. I was smokin’.
Then I had kids.
Now I roll out of bed, throw on a pair of yoga pants, or if I’m really dressing up, blue jeans. My uniform is carefully chosen based on comfort and if I happen to be leaving the house that day.
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After a few years of living in my comfy pajama pants, tank tops, and sweatshirts, I came to the stunning revelation that my style was causing me to feel funky. I slipped into a deep dark Mom Funk.
When you’re in the dredges of a Mom Funk, you aren’t living up to your best, and you certainly aren’t parenting your best. My funk caused me to yell at my kids and become a sulking monster around my house.
So for the sake of my family, I decided to actually care again about my style, and do a few other things to help me out of my funk.
No, I don’t get dressed up every day, but I do try harder to look more presentable. I usually put on a nicer shirt with my dark washed blue jeans and boots. I even put on makeup most days.
The real problem I had, when I started this adventure, was I didn’t have any nice clothes.
No problem, I could just go out shopping. Right!?
Shopping lost it’s luster, and is now a chore.
If I take my kids with me, I spend way more time corralling them and keeping them from destroying the entire store, than finding clothes for me. And I no longer have entire days free to spend looking for clothes.
So, I found a different way to up my style, without all the hastle…
It’s called, Internet Shopping!!
I know, I know, but seriously, there are some amazing sites out there full of good quality clothes and accessories. Here are my favorites:
This is my all time favorite place to find new, stylish clothes. All you have to do is fill out a style profile and a personal shopper picks out clothes that match your style and lifestyle. She sends you 5 items, you keep what you want and send back the rest. Pay for it all online and you’re done!
I’ve had seven fixes so far and have found a few things in each fix that I adore. This service has helped me find clothes for my normal park days with the kids, as well as church and the occasional date night.
I’ve been playing around with ThreadUp lately. I’m not ashamed to admit that I like a good thrift store. It’s amazing the kind of steals you can find there. However, since becoming a Mom, I don’t have the time to go picking through a thrift store for a good deal. That’s when I head to ThreadUp.
This place feels like any other high-end internet shopping site, but the prices are awesome! Plus, they take my old clothes too! Seriously, check it out!
I love Zulily, and have for years. Their clothing is a good quality, unique, and fits in my budget! I always find a few…or more…things that I need here. Plus, they have good deals on shoes, accessories, kid clothing, and toys. They seriously have just a bit of everything for everyone.
This is probably my favorite place to purchase dresses. They have lots of other things too, but man do I adore their dresses. I also think it’s cool that you can shop by decade and occasion too. It’s a fun site with some really neat styles.
Need some great jewelry? This is a really cool shop filled with some amazing accessories. I especially like their stacked rings and their pretty scarves. They also have a section just for little girls. To cute!
I discovered that my eyesight changed after pregnancy and now I need glasses for the first time in my life. I was appalled at the prices in the store and thought there had to be something better. And there is…Warby Parker.
They send you 5 pairs of glasses (that you chose) to try on and decide which style you like. Then for around $100 (for single vision prescriptions) they fill your prescription and send you your new pair straight to your doorstep. Perfection!
Plus, they have a great buy a pair, donate a pair program that helps people in other countries get glasses. It’s awesome!
Good ol’ Amazon. So I don’t typically buy my clothing from here, but I will purchase a good pair of shoes and all sorts of accessories from them. I recently bought a pair of Converse that I love, as well as a pair of snow boots.
Amazon has it all…and then some. Also, with Amazon Prime or Amazon Mom, you get what you order in only 2 days!
See? Shopping doesn’t have to be hard. Just put on your pajamas, grab a glass of wine, your computer and get shopping!
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