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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Don't Sweat it?

I have this outfit.  I am kidding myself to call it an outfit.  Let’s rephrase, I have these clothes.   It makes me happy to put them on because they are so comfy.   I wear them at least once a week and not just in the house.  Out there.  In public.  

They’re Sweats!  okay.  I admit it.  I love to wear my sweats.  A part of me thinks they are cute.  They are not grungy sweats.  They’re nice sweats.  What am I saying?   Nice sweats?!  It reminds me of the time I started wearing tennis shoes in public.  And not  just to the gym.  All over in public. They were just so comfortable.   And I didn’t slip all over the snow in them like I did with my heely-type boots.  They made it so easy to walk around. But, they were brown, cute tennis shoes. Not yucky ones.  See what I mean?  What is happening to me?!

Maybe this is a good thing.  A constant struggle and area of improvement I have is worldliness.  It is so hard for me not to focus on the beautiful things of the world like furniture, clothes, and sports equipment.   It’s hard to quiet the little voice in my head that says, “I want, I want.  I need, I need.”  

So I am going to take this new preference for comfort over fashion as a sign of improvement, and embrace it.  Hopefully it’s a little notch down from caring about clothes and appearances so much.  Who cares if someone sees me wearing my wonderfully comfortable sweats or worse, my sweats with a messy ponytail *gasp*.  

5 comments:

Krista Jones

Sara, even your version of GRUNGY is still gorgeous! I think sweats must come with motherhood. I dawned my 'sweats' and wore them in public for the first time a few months ago... and just about once a week ever since! Sometimes, you just need a good {cute} pair of sweats :)

Linds

I am working on a blog post about the transition from cool and hip mom to the mom that shows up at her child's school in a bathrobe and slippers. Guess which one I'm starting to lean towards!?! But they're very stylish slippers! I can't imagine you not lookng cute no matter what you wear. You could probably pull off the bathrobe thing in style!

cerrah

I have old lady feet and I basically HAVE to wear tennis shoes any time I go out shopping or whatever. If you think about it, how often do you notice someone else's clothes when you're out and about? (unless they are really extreme in some way.)

You always look great. Don't feel guilty about a pair of sweats every now and then.

Nate and Jacque Holt

no worries girl! I do it all the time!! haha, well i guess i have a great excuse, being a PE teacher and in school and a Coach. I picked a great career! haha. You on the other hand, having to dress up all the time to show houses, you'll for sure treasure your days in sweats!

Gunn4r

I wear my grungy sweats in public sometimes. Don't worry about it. No one important cares. Oh and your previous post cracked me up in the middle of a legislative committee meeting... people were staring at me. :P I love reading your blog so keep on writing it!