Thursday, October 3, 2013

31 Days of Goodwill Style - Day 3 - The Turning Point

Yesterday, I shared my history of being fashionably challenged. Today, I am sharing when it all changed.

When I had Brandon, I could not have been more thrilled. Motherhood was amazing, beautiful, and terribly difficult all at the same time.

Was that too honest?

The truth is for about six months after Brandon was born, I struggled. I kept it a secret, and would put my brave face on for a few hours when I saw friends and family. Only Shad knew just how much I was struggling.

I never sought help because I really didn't know what was going on with me (I wish I would have).  After having a second child, I can look back at that time and I'm pretty sure I was going through postpartum depression.

Whatever it was, I really wasn't myself for about six months.

When I started feeling better and more like myself, I noticed how much my clothes affected me.

When I wore a cute outfit, I just felt better about myself and my day.

Sure, I was going to be changing diapers and feeding all day and wouldn't even see anyone, but my day was worth a cute outfit.  I was worth it.

And just like that, this fashionably challenged girl turned into a late bloomer in style.

Suddenly, I was branching out and trying new styles even jewelry.

However as much as a cute outfit helped me, fashion and style can get expensive really fast.

A cute outfit would make me feel nice, but I would also feel guilty about how much money I spent to make it happen.

That's when Goodwill saved the day!

When I shopped at Goodwill, a new outfit would make me look nice and feel nice knowing I was taking care of myself and my family's budget at the same time.

Finding my style was just a little step on my way to taking care of myself.

How about you? Am I the only one that is so affected by my clothes? I'd love to hear what you think about that!


  1. I absolutely have a different attitude when I'm dressed cute. I think it just makes me feel put together and ready for the day!

  2. Yep, totally agree. I work from home right now and notice how much more productive I am when I've gotten dressed for the day rather than just hanging out in work out clothes (that I don't actually ever work out in!).
    I'm glad we found one another through this series, I like you already!

  3. Yes, I also agree. I've always liked clothes. I had a tough time with PPD after both of my boys. Didn't feel like myself for a very long time. Finding some clothes that I felt cute in- really helped me remember feeling good, find my way back.