In our multitasking world it sometimes seems it was only yesterday we were changing diapers and now our little one is about to enter middle school, high school, or maybe even go off to college. We have been to the mall hundreds of times, the pharmacist is our best friend, and Friday nights are celebrated only because the morning rush to get them school is not there on Saturday! So it may happen to be that we have not recently taken a long deep look at ourselves. Is frumpy mommy rearing her ugly head? We do love or babies, and our family life, but keeping that spring in our step, and looking fresh and perky just takes a little extra time nowadays. Here are some quick tips to make certain that by your next birthday, or if you're going back to work this fall, you can look and feel 10 years younger!
1.) Go to a store that has a special section for young professionals and middle age professionals. I love Ontario Mills in Ontario and Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga. These two San Bernardino shopping meccas have great selections. The sections should be two distinct sections or two different stores. If you are 45, don't aim to look 25. Your goal is to look mid-thirties. If you are 35, you want to look fresh out of college, not 16. Take time to ask the clerks for the age group you want to fit into. Find a couple of pieces that you can fit into your wardrobe. Not the whole outfit. But maybe your mommy stretch jeans with a top that is younger looking than you would normally wear, or maybe a suit with a new textured and fitted jacket for your regular slacks. Something needs to say "hip" and not "boring".