Names have been changed to protect the innocent...and my husband...and me...but not the dog. His name is Dexter.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beauty In The Eye of The Beholder

Raising girls is a tricky thing.  Teaching them that their value does not lie in their appearance while also teaching them that it's okay to want to do things to make you feel pretty.  It's a delicate balance.

My girls are of the girly girl variety and as they are getting older I find them watching me more and more.  And quietly mourning my lack of enthusiasm for wearing sparkly, floor length dresses everyday.  But they persevere in spite of me.

Although my girls have never said anything negative about what I do wear, I have always wondered if they wished I dressed differently.  Other than the sparkly dresses.  I'm totally willing to wear sparkly shoes.

Take your child to work day at CG's work just happened to be on the same day as Babs birthday this year so after I picked up Lolly (who got to go to work with Daddy) we decided to use our early afternoon for getting a little make over. 

I took them to Macy's to get their make up done.  Mercedes did my girls make up and was so cute with them.  (She's at the Cottonwood Macy's)  And not only was she very sweet with my girls when she did their make up, she even recognized them and remembered their names when we went back for the friends and family sale! 

My girls and I had a great time at the Macy's Friends and Family Sale.  CG humored us.  And carried the bags.  As we all know, I'm a bargain shopper through and through.  I had my reservations about shopping at Macy's.  I've always just assumed that it was super expensive.  But their clearance racks did not let me down!  I found some cute, cute clothes that were totally in my budget.  And they all rang up for less at the cash register.  And then they took another 25% off my total.  I'm now a devoted fan.  And so are my girls.

The prices were so good that I was actually brave enough to try a fun new trend.  Colorful skinny jeans.  I now present you with one of my trendsetting ways and the two cutest girls to ever pick out my outfit to volunteer in their class.
It was fun to see how excited they were to help pick out my outfit (I maintain full veto power during outfit selection for me.  They can use their creativity on their own outfit selection.)  They were extra happy that day and asked me several times how I was liking my new clothes. 

It's amazing the power that clothes can have.  When I feel like I look good, the whole day just seems to go better.  Every one's definition of looking good is different, but the feeling is the same.  And the most important thing that I can teach my girls is that confidence and kindness are the most attractive things a woman can ever wear. 

And an awesome pair of skinny jeans can't hurt either.

***I am a member of the Macy's Advisory Board and am compensated for my time.  All opinions, experiences and sparkly purses are my own.  ***


AdriansCrazyLife said...

Very nice! Glad you had so much fun at the Friends and Family sale. I took advantage of that one too. Welcome to the Advisory Board.

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Entirely Eventful Day said...

best mom ever! I would have getting my makeup done so much. I will have to do that for my daughter!

Debra Hawkins said...

Ooooo! I bet they loved this! So fun!

Amber said...

Elli always want to pick out my clothes, too! So cute and I love those jeans.

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