Before I was married to my husband, I would buy a new outfit every time we went someplace nice, and “someplace nice” could mean anything from a museum to a burger joint. I wanted to look my best.
Then I got married, had a couple of kids, and became emotionally attached to a pair of stretched out yoga pants and a fuzzy pink bathrobe.
You’re shaking your head, but I suspect you know exactly what I’m talking about.
Now, I don’t want you to get the wrong idea, I make an effort to get dressed every day. Once in a while, I even put on a dress, but there’s a difference between getting ready for the mom routine and getting dressed up for your man.
I knew I was trouble when not long ago, we went to a funeral and my husband commented about how nice I looked and how we should get dressed up and go out more often.
My friends, we were going to a FUNERAL.
It doesn’t get fashionably sadder than that.
It’s worth dressing up for your man every now and again.
And, believe me, I know the reasons why it’s not practical.
- The budget doesn’t allow for fancy underwear, a new dress, and high heels that you’re only going to wear twice a year.
- You’re too busy with the kids to spend time curling your hair.
- The sitter quit because your kiddo is a lot like the baby on the Incredibles.
- He sees you every day in the fluffy robe and still loves you.
- Good grief, this is anniversary number fifteen. Why bother now?
I get it. I really do. Some of these excuses may even be legit, but I guarantee that your marriage is worth rising above the circumstances, even if it’s just once a year and you repeat your outfit.
Last winter I was in the store and nearly talked myself out of purchasing a $14 dollar, clearance rack dress for Valentine’s Day. Can you believe, I thought $14 was too much to spend on a night out with my husband?
I’m so glad I was struck with a moment of good sense and made the relatively small investment. After all, before we were married, I would have spent $114 dollars on a dress and not have thought twice about it.
Every once in a while, I can still look nice for my husband.
You can look nice for yours too!
If you really don’t have the money for a new outfit, try borrowing an outfit from a friend or dig that pretty dress out from the deep recesses of your closet. It’s ok if it’s old. The idea is to look pretty and you can do that in something old, something new, something borrowed, or maybe even something blue.
Try dressing up for your next date night and let us know how it goes.
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