Choosing to become a work at home mom sounds great, right? It isn’t as glamorous as it looks, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar. A big fat liar.
Working from home works great for my family as it ensures someone is always available to take The Boy to school, entertain him on snow days, as well as contributing to the bills. There are other advantages, too. I have my morning coffee at home – not served through a drive-thru window. I also eat lunch at home, and don’t have the travel and auto maintenance expenses associated with commuting.
One of the disadvantages of working from home is falling into a routine of not “putting yourself together” every day. Because I take The Boy to school – and actually get out of the vehicle to speak with the faculty and staff – I do shower every day. But, I have to admit that my “uniform” isn’t very glamorous. This year, I’m saying goodbye to yoga pants and hello to simple wardrobe basics, colorful accessories, and white teeth for a bright smile.
Cold Weather Wardrobe Basics for Work at Home Moms
Two pairs of boot cut or flare jeans
One pair of skinny jeans
One black cardigan
One gray cardigan
Eight to Ten tanks and tops in neutral colors
I know, you think I am crazy. How can one person survive with so little clothing?! The next time you do laundry, take note of what you’re wearing. Don’t you feel like you just folded those shirts and hung the jeans to dry? That’s because you’re only wearing your favorites.
I was guilty of it, too. Look at all these clothes!
Keeping your wardrobe basics simple frees up space and money for accessories!
Use Wardrobe Accessories Add Color
Choose brightly colored necklaces, scarves, and handbags to spruce up a neutral wardrobe.
Simple earrings in classic styles are timeless. Think diamond studs and hoops.
Beauty Basics for Work at Home Moms
Keep your Make-up neutral and natural looking. There is no reason for false eyelashes in the car pool lane. Using neutral shades is complementary for all skin tones.
An easy way to improve your appearance is using a whitening toothpaste, like Colgate® Optic White® Express White. This toothpaste provides whiter teeth in just three days*, simply by brushing.
I couldn’t resist trying it; I already brush my teeth so this didn’t add a step to my routine. Colgate® Optic White® Express White Toothpaste has two times more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient versus Optic White Sparkling Mint toothpaste – and it works!
Check out this list to see if your neighborhood Walmart is participating in the in-store demonstrations on February 28. It’s a great way to check out this great product and snag a $1 off coupon from an Ambassador!
With a beautiful white smile and a simplified wardrobe, I’m ready to tackle anything that comes up! What can whiter teeth in just three days mean to you?
*For best results, use as directed for 4 weeks.