Many things change when you become a mom. One that I didn’t expect to be so drastic was the difference in my beauty routine and wardrobe.
For many years, it was a rare occasion if I left the house without lipstick, eyeliner and a great pair of shoes. I was a career woman — I wore heels wherever I went and owned more handbags than anyone I knew. It wouldn’t be unusual to drop more than $300 at the beauty salon or for a new bag. And then suddenly that all changed when I became a mom. Priorities changed.
Working from home, on most days I don’t see many people other than my toddlers, my husband and an occasional UPS man. My Louboutins sit at the top of the closet as flip flops became my shoe of choice. After all, designer shoes look ridiculous with sweatpants and t-shirts.
As I was cleaning out my closet the other day, I contemplated selling some of my shoes — after all, a third of my 100 pairs of shoes have only been wore once or not at all. But then I reconsidered — you never know when I might need a pair of spectacular high heels. And if the shoes sit there for another 15 years, maybe my daughters will want to borrow a pair to wear when they go “retro.”