My little goal: dress up at least 3 times a week

Cateye Glasses //

Since I’ve had my daughter, I always get into my “I don’t curr about what I wurr” rut. Translation: I just really don’t care about what I’m wearing. Yoga pants to the store? Yes. No makeup? Definitely. More sleep instead of a shower? YES. Buuuut, I don’t like getting into these ruts. I can definitely feel a change in my confidence/happiness when I start to slack in the style and makeup department. Clothes make me happy. Why don’t I dress up every day? So much easier to just be lazy and not give a damn.

No more. I want to get over this. I am not going to be overly ambitious and just set an easy goal to dress “nicer”  and wear makeup about 3 times a week. It’s been about 3 weeks of this and it’s going well. The more I push myself to get back into this routine, the easier it is for me to do. I’m a busy lady and I’d usually rather sleep in 30 minutes longer than get up/shower/put on real clothes, so it was hard at first.

Cateye Glasses //

I have also decided to dive in and get the glasses I’ve been WANTing for years. I’ve always wanted cat eye glasses, but have been afraid I couldn’t pull it off. Much like my old “fear” of wearing red lipstick, I think these glasses seemed like they might make me be more noticeable and I’m not so into being noticed. Silly. Old insecurities.

Anywho…. They don’t have lenses yet. I’ve been testing them out to see if I like them. My decision: yes. I’m getting lenses put in them. They are comfy and cute. It took a while to actually get used to them… since the majority of vintage eyewear is a lot smaller in width. I also know they will fit better when they are adjusted to my face/head. Hee. I know for a fact that my ears are crooked… so glasses (and sunglasses) are always crooked… which is why they seem crooked in these photos. Ha ha ha!

These little lovelies come from The Vintage Optical Shop. Unlike other eyewear shops, The Vintage Optical Shop actually sells VINTAGE eyewear. They are based in NY and have SO many beautiful frames to look at (and possibly buy).

Cateye Glasses //

Cateye Glasses //

 {My style: //glasses: The Vintage Optical Shop//cardigan: f21//blouse: f21//skirt: thrifted//shoes: target//}

Okay… are you a get dressed and wear makeup every day person, or not so much?

– Chelsey

P.S. I seriously recommend checking out The Vintage Optical Shop, so many frames to enjoy. Have fun!


  • Jennifer on said:

    I have the same questions every morning. Hubby starts getting ready around 6:00 am so that means I have to take a shower at 5:15 am so the water heater can warm back up. 🙁 It stinks. Sometimes I take a shower right before I go to bed and that works if we are busy the next morning. Love, love, love the glasses! They look so good on you and esp. with the red lips. 🙂

  • ilene on said:

    love those cat eye glasses and your polka dot dress. 🙂 i am more of a make-up person but i don't dress up every day. i'll even get my hair did and make-up done even if i just plan on a yoga pants or sweat pants day. 🙂

  • sandrakohlmann on said:

    I tend toward the yoga/pj pants and no makeup. And maybe showering sometime after 1:00pm. Lately, I've been trying to put myself together more often. It prompts me to get out of the house more. Winter in Wisconsin means staying home. A lot. Come summer, when it's 85 degrees out, I'm more likely to shower right away in the morning and get dressed properly.

  • FaerieBarista on said:

    Not so much of a get dressed and wear makeup everyday person. I'm not even a makeup everyday person, or special occasion person. I buy a lot of makeup, not so much anymore, but I did, mainly based on their name. Like a lipstick called Fairy Tale, or a nail polish named Mermaid's Tale. I do make it a point to dress up in something nice at least once or twice a week.

  • Ashley Elizabeth on said:

    Hahaha, I have to bend every pair of sunglasses I buy because my ears are crooked too! Those are the best glasses ever!

  • Becky on said:

    I am a yoga pant wearing mama. I need to get out of the rut too. Your new glasses are adorable and totally suit you. Great overall outfit too!

  • Stephanie Nericcio on said:

    Oh how I love your glasses! It is nice to get dressed up, especially when you have a great pair of glasses to wear!

  • Alena on said:

    I have a goal to shower every day, and that's about end of my goal.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Shower or sleep in…. that's usually what I think EVERY morning.

  • Gretchen on said:

    Right now I'm at a once or twice a week get ready stage – not great, but the toddler and baby make it difficult! I'm hoping by summer/fall they might be more on board with giving me 10 minutes of peace to work some make-up/hair/clothes magic 🙂

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      When R was a babe: dressing up/makeup was impossible. I hear you there!

  • Chloe Moon on said:

    I wish I had more reasons to get dressed up!! My job is casual even though it's in an office and my boyfriend is a band t-shirt kinda guy so fancy dresses are a rarity for me. I think that needs to the change though!! I can't wait for the spring and the summer to get here so I'm more motivated to put on my sun dresses!!

    I just love the look of those frames!! They look a little bit like the cat eye glasses from the 50's, which are my ultimate faves!!

    Best wishes getting out your rut and oh yeah those shoes are adorable too!! =)

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      I am all dressed up today, and sitting here blogging at Starbucks. BUT, I feel purdy. 🙂

      Also: those glasses are from the 50\’s. From The Vintage Optical Shop. 😀

  • Crystal on said:

    Those shoes are from Target?! No Way! They are so cute and anthropologie-y. I work from home and do the same thing as far as getting in a rut. I have been working on myself because my daughter who is in first grade will say things like: mom, can you not wear those same pants again.

    • The Paper Mama on said:

      Oh no! I\’m just waiting for the moment my stylish kiddo starts saying those things. Ha!

      Also: those shoes are THEE most comfy shoes on the planet. I think they still have them online.

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