From frumpy to foxy: My 2014 fashion resolution
Because my primary role is “work-at-home mom,” it is very tempting for me to forgo fashion and dress myself in whatever comfy (and clean!) duds I can find in my closet. But, I have to admit, when I make an effort to put on an outfit I feel pretty in, it really does seem to have a positive effect on my productivity level and mood.
In this article on how fashion affects our mood, author Emily Watson suggests that wearing sweatpants and an old sweatshirt, for example, may make us feel lazy and relaxed. With a to-do list a mile long, I don’t need to feel lazy and relaxed. I need to feel confident, energized, motivated, positive and inspired. So I’ve decided to be more intentional about how I dress in 2014.
This year, I want to make smarter clothing choices. I want to look beautiful and feel important. But considering the type of work I do – kid duty, cooking, cleaning, organizing (some scary areas, I might add), DIY projects, office paperwork and online business – I also truly need to be comfortable and equipped to take on manual tasks without tearing seams or falling off of heels.
That is why I’m launching a “Fashionable February” blog series starting Feb. 3. In this weekly series, I will be highlighting some of my favorite comfy, yet pretty clothing pieces and accessories – ones that make me look and feel great on the outside and inside. I’ll also be sharing hairstyle and makeup tips that are quick, easy and DIY-project friendly. I’m on a mission to look foxy, not frumpy!
Until then, I wanted to help kick start your fashion mojo by introducing you to a website with some gorgeous clothing at ridiculously low prices. The merchandise at UltimateOutlet.com is created by a design team in New York. Trends are predicted up to a year in advance and inspired by worldwide influences from exhibitions and trade fairs to street fashions in Paris and London. My favorite thing? I can get clothes from Spiegel, Newport News and Shape FX at dirt cheap prices. 😉
For example, here’s an outfit I put together from pieces on the site:
The total cost for this entire outfit is $48.99! I know, right? One thing to note, however, is that all sales at Ultimate Outlet are final.
So check out UltimateOutlet.com and then keep an eye out for my Fashionable February series. Also, if you have any fashion questions you’d like answered in the series or any favorite fashion go-to pieces, please share them with me in the comments section.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of UltimateOutlet.com. As always, the opinions and text are all mine.