Fighting the Frump Monster

Soooo, they are having a good series over at To Love, Honor, and Vacuum this week about not dressing frumpy at home. Frumpy seems to be wearing pj’s all day, sweatpants, or yoga pants. I don’t wear pj’s all day unless I have the stomach flu and I only have on pair of yoga pants that I wear sometimes when I am pregnant, BUT I do tend to wear frumpy, outdated, worn out, and sometimes stained clothes at home- NOT attractive. The reason I excuse this is that my clothes tend to get destroyed in the line of duty- spit up on, grease splatters, rips/stains from yard work or animal chores.Β  I do want to look nice, clean andΒ  attractive to my husband, so I am taking on the challenge of looking better! I talked to Richard about it last night and he seemed pleased with the idea of me dressing a bit better at home. That clinched the deal. I am joining in the fun! Sheila, asked us to take a picture of what we were wearing when we read her post, so here it is: What I Wore Yesterday.



Sorry for the bad quality picture, but it was late and this was right before I put my pj’s on! This is actually a little NICER than what I normally wear. It is a brown t-shirt with a jean tiered skirt. It probably would have been cuter with a vest or cardigan and a necklace, but necklaces are pretty much out with a 3 month old.Β  The yellow socks definitely don’t add to the outfit. πŸ˜‰ Today I tried a little harder. Probably still frumpy in some people’s playbooks, but my husband likes clean, flattering, and neat. Fashion is something he never notices, and I honestly I just wear the things I LIKE.Β  He also thinks I look great without makeup on. (Yay! I hate makeup and rarely wear it!) Love that man! With that, here is today:

Slightly Less Frumpy

Flexiclip- my FAVORITE hair accessory!


This outfit I picked because it doesn’t look shabby and is VERY comfortable! As I said before I have a three month old, and she is my fourth baby. It is taking a bit longer to get that tummy back into place, but I am working on it. In the meantime, jeans are out for me. They are uncomfortable and not cute when my belly bulges over the top! I might do some sewing this week and see if I can come up with some variety in my wardrobe. πŸ™‚

On a last note, I highly recommend Sheila’s blog. She has some great stuff on their about marriage, the fun stuff that goes with it, and family from a biblical perspective!

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6 Responses to Fighting the Frump Monster

  1. Nicole says:

    Hi there,

    Clicked over here from Sheila’s post… I think you did a great job of fighting the frump. Still comfy, still suitable for your real life but more colour and better fit for a little pizazz! Love it!!


  2. Way to go! Thanks for participating (and for having the courage to post a picture). πŸ™‚ Pic #2 definitely looks better. Lovely shirt that flatters you, and I love those flexi-clips, too!

    I think kids always feel better when their mom takes pride in herself, too. So way to go, Mom!

    • Brooke says:

      Thank you, Sheila, for the kind words and for getting me out of my rut. I really am learning a lot from you blog!

  3. Heather Sharpe says:

    This challenge is awesome. πŸ™‚ I’ve seen it pinned on pinterest a few times this week, and for a second I thought that maybe I should try doing it! πŸ˜‰ You look great, Brooke!!! I love the jean skirt and the pretty colored shirt. πŸ˜€ I wear yoga pants and sweatshirts to bed, grocery shopping, and even to church sometimes. :O But I decided not to do the challenge because I think I spend too much time on myself as it is. Adam thinks I am cuddly when I wear my sweats, and that’s all that matters to me. (Plus I DO get dressed up when I want to “wow” him — and it is more effective when he’s seen me in sweats all week long!)

    By the way, before I read this post, I came across Sheila’s blog by accident (I think I clicked on it when I saw the “fighting the frump” link on pinterest) so I began reading article after article about marriage and common problems. It is life changing. The issues she raises have been plaguing my mind for weeks now. It really provided some solid answers for some tough questions. (If you happen to see this, Sheila, THANK YOU!)

    Anyway! Have fun with the challenge Brooke! I look forward to more pictures as the week goes on. πŸ˜‰

    • Brooke says:

      I had to think about it a bit before I decided I would do it. Really, what made up my mind was talking a little bit about it with Richard. He just seemed like he would enjoy me looking a little nicer. For some reason it is really hard for me to put some effort into not looking shabby. πŸ˜› I do okay when I am out and about just not at home. As for the challenge and yourself, sometimes the time isn’t right for something and different husbands have different ideas of what they like their wife in. Richard ALWAYS is dressed nicely. I should dress nicer unless I have grubby work to do. ( which is pretty much all summer here!)
      Sheila’s blog has REALLY helped me in a lot of areas. I read things and it is like, ” I do that. Why in the world do I Do that. Oh, THAT is why I do that!” LOL! She gets the info across without being judgemental and you feel like you can weigh things in your mind and “chew” on them a while.

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