You Don't Need To Impress Anyone Anymore, You're Married

These were the exact words he used the last time I mentioned putting any effort into an outfit. I also like "why are you putting on makeup to go grocery shopping??" and "why are you wearing that, I'm not even going to be at this party!" or "Awww, you're wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. This is the girl I fell in love with." Le sigh.

Back to the point, I don't really understand his argument of letting yourself go just because you got married. Because I'm married I should stop exercising, plucking my eyebrows, shaving my legs, getting regular haircuts, and wearing make-up? It sounds a little too close to my habits in college, and thank goodness I've stepped it up in terms of grooming since then. (Someone should have also burned those black loafers I used to wear, oh em gee were those ugly shoes.)

I mean, it really assumes that the entire time we were together before marriage, I was taking care of myself so that I could keep him attracted until we got married...or it could also mean that I was in peak condition JUST IN CASE someone cuter and more desirable walked through the door and I needed to look cute in case he wanted to whisk me away. (I know, totally not possible, right?) In any case...

I'm not letting myself go. (At least for this first year of being newlyweds.) First on my holiday list of still caring about the way I look is this top.

Which will look super hot with skinny jeans. And these shoes.

And yes. Sometimes putting on lipstick is necessary to go grocery shopping.


ruthy ann said...

for me its mascara!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Haha, my husband says that some times too. There should be no boundaries on looking good!

MayLove said...

That IS odd! My hubby is always really excited when I get gussied up! Aren't men always complaining that women stop putting in an effort after they get married?? Don't they always use that as an excuse for everything from being lazy themselves to adultery??? We just can't win, ladies!

Mo said...

@ruthy ann: I love a good eyeliner too!

@Chic 'n Cheap: true dat.

@MayLove: Hahaha I guess the boy is in the minority? He can't even tell when I wear makeup. You're right, we just can't win! In the meantime, I'll keep lusting over those suede shoes.

honey my heart said...

cheers to continuing to be stylish :)


It's most definitely necessary sometimes! I never got that whole business about letting yourself go after marriage. As if you were only looking good to help attract a and keep a mate. I love J & care what she thinks but I most definitely dress for myself and groom for my sanity! :)

Kendall said...

Agreed on this top. Too cute. I'm not so much into lipstick, but I have to have mascara to walk out of the house or I feel awful!

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