It’s Time To Dress Up!

Posted on Dec 10 2013 - 2:48am by momcafe

*This is a sponsored post, however all opinions are my own*

On any given day, you can find me wearing my yoga pants with a nice large sweatshirt, lounging at home or out doing errands and meeting friends, most likely with my hair tossed up in a scrunchie and gym shoes or flat warm boots to go nicely with the ensemble. Yep. I am that kind of mom… I am here to tell ya, at this very moment I am writing this-

I am currently wearing my favorite reindeer fleece men’s pjs with the same sweatshirt and tank top I slept in. Yup.

I have never been one to dress up or dress nice at all.

Fleece is my favorite…
Pony tails and messy buns rock…
Elastic is my best friend…

I confess. I am quite possibly the worst dressed mom in town.

BUT.

When I want to spiff things up a bit?

I sport some cute stretchy jeggings and a nice sweater and if you catch me on a really good day, my hair may be blown dry and down. I may have some jewelry on… AND- it will all be matching!!

On a really good day.

There are times though, when I think to myself…

“I want to feel pretty.”

“I deserve to look pretty.”

“It’s time to get pretty.”

Can I hear a resounding and glorious “AMEN” come from the motherhood gallery?

‘Tis the season to-

DRESS UP!!

It’s been a while since I took the time, the effort, and actually invested in buying a beautiful dress. Oh I have several old ones down in the crawl space collecting some nice mildew in a thriving community of mothballs. Even if I found them, I probably could fit ONE of my arms in it, as my ‘mama body’ has changed a bit since then.

Back in the day… I actually went to some formal events. And I looked good. Really good. I had the time, the energy and the figure to slip on any little black dress and primp and prime my presentation.

Now?

I recall hurrying through preparation steps 1,2,3… forget ‘primping’. And attempting to get the basics done, while juggling the kids and baking the chicken dinner and wiping a butt. I’d be lucky if I remembered to put earrings on.

*Collective nod from the motherhood crowd*

Well ladies, it’s TIME to treat ourselves! When was the last time you bought yourself a pretty dress? The Hoidays are the perfect time to get fancy and frolic in our beautiful elegant and sexy dresses!! (Sexy- look it up. I had to…)

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to take ONE evening to do just this. Buy a beautiful dress, take the time, the effort, and invest in getting myself pretty. I deserve it.

You deserve it.

I was SO excited that DressFirst.com asked me to take a look at their awesome site! I am thrilled and completely tickled that I had the opportunity to cruise around and take in the splendid dress wear they have. There’s something about dress shopping that turns a different switch on inside of me – the one that screams, “I AM WOMAN!” with squeals of delight!

DressFirst.com has a beautiful variety of dresses to choose from and this isn’t just a site for moms… there are gorgeous prom dresses, homecoming dresses, cocktail dresses, elegant evening dresses and wedding dresses! Looking for affordable bridesmaid dresses? There are plenty! There are also accessories and stunning shoes to boot! I cruised through all the options and longingly gazed at all the choices that were available. Oh girls, if you want to take a minute to dream…and possibly purchase something really spectacular, you must go over and check them out! Just lovely. SO lovely.  I want either a cute, yet sexy cocktail dress like this:

Sheath Scoop Neck Knee-Length Satin Tulle Cocktail Dress

(I like how it will cover my arm flaps with beautiful lace.)

 

Or if I REALLY want to look like A HOTTIE PA-TOT-TEE… Check THIS ONE OUT!!

Empire Halter Floor-Length Chiffon Evening Dress With Ruffle

(I could probably sport some Keds under that dress! What?! I wore Keds with my wedding dress… it happens. (They were leather, so I WAS elegant.)

Look at THIS ONE!

A-Line/Princess Sweetheart Floor-Length Organza Evening Dress With Ruffle

(Can you tell I love black? It slims even the puffiest of bellies.)

If you really want to knock your sweat socks off, you MUST take a look at their Quinceanera dresses! I didn’t even know what that meant, so I clicked on them and I…

Ball-Gown Strapless Floor-Length Satin Quinceanera Dress With Embroidered Beading Sequins

Landed myself in Heaven.

Oh there are SO many to choose from, and honestly? They are absolutely reasonably priced, which makes me very, very happy. And did I notice they have “Free shipping”? Why yes I did!

The site seems very easy to navigate too, which is a big plus for me. You can narrow down what you are looking for with specific needs, as well as choose your color for ANY dress! They have so many colors to pick from. This one is precious:

Empire Sweetheart Floor-Length Chiffon Evening Dress With Ruffle

(I love that color!)

I must stop! I could keep showing you dress after dress, but you need to just go to the site to see them all and swoon over your own favorites!!

Do you have a wedding in your future? A Holiday Formal? Perhaps a lovely dinner party to attend? A cocktail office party? Or maybe a glorious date night.  Go take a look around and tell me what you find!

Treat yourself. Us moms don’t do that enough. Get yourself something pretty to wear. You deserve it. Something just for you.

We all deserve it, don’t we?

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42 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Laurie December 10, 2013 at 2:55 am - Reply

    So pretty! Looks like a great site for that dress-up time in my future!

    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 2:57 am - Reply

      They are SO beautiful! I don’t remember the last time I actually looked at dresses…. I spent hours on their site with glazed eyes dreaming. :) Definitely check them out Laurie! XO

  2. another jennifer December 10, 2013 at 2:59 am - Reply

    That red dress is amazing! I can’t imagine how awesome it must feel to wear a dress like that. I get sorta dressed up every now and then, but not really. I mean, I live in a state where it’s perfectly acceptable to go to a 5 star restaurant wearing jeans! I will check the site out. I haven’t heard of it. Thanks for the intro!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 3:19 am - Reply

      I swear, when I looked at it close up I was breathless! The detail in the stitch and sparkly things??!!! (Heck if I know what they are- but they SHINE!)

      Do you know I actually thought of YOU with this dress gig? Because I know you do some fundraiser formal events etc. I thought YOU would be one that gets “pretty” often!! :)

  3. Michelle December 10, 2013 at 3:01 am - Reply

    You could totally rock those dresses! It is nice to dress up once in a while!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 3:20 am - Reply

      Funny thing- the more I looked at them, the more I realized I am loving them because of the BODS of those women that are wearing them! Do you think they will magically transform my body if I put one on? LOL

      I am swooning over so many… It was really hard to pick just a few to show! I really am excited to find such a great site. :)

  4. Hillary December 10, 2013 at 3:13 am - Reply

    I totally wore keds with my wedding dress!!!

    And yah, I need a reason to wear a dress!

    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 3:24 am - Reply

      SHUT. UP!!! Oh Hillary! That is just AWESOME! Wasn’t it so much easier to dance and manage to run all around for HOURS until the wee hours of the morning in them? No aching feet!!!

      YOU would look breathtaking in any of these dresses! :)

  5. Manal The Go Go Girl December 10, 2013 at 5:45 am - Reply

    Ok, I just spent over an hour picking out a dress and I think I narrowed it down to 10. They are gorgeous! I need to get invited to a wedding soon:)
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 5:53 am - Reply

      I KNOW!!! RIGHT??!! They are SO GORGEOUS!!! I want to get asked to a ball… or even a formal dinner would do. Heck, even a cocktail party for that matter!! ;)

      XOXOXO…

  6. The Dose of Reality December 10, 2013 at 11:23 am - Reply

    You know how I love my yoga pants, but YOU ARE RIGHT! It’s been WAY too long since I’ve gotten something really dressy and done myself up. I am DUE!!
    I love that black dress with the soft layers. SO PRETTY!
    I can’t wait to check out DressFirst.com. I’m IN!!! –Lisa
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:14 am - Reply

      Wouldn’t it be SO fun to actually apply make up and do our hair and wear a gorgeous DRESS??!! We need a “Blogger’s Ball” to go to!!! LOL

      That actually would be a total ball! (Get it? Blogger’s Ball? Oh dear… time to go to bed.LOL)
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  7. Jen December 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    Those are gorgeous dresses, and I wish I had somewhere to wear them! I have to admit that I am like you, always with what I call my “crazy hair” and comfy clothes. I do try and make myself dress up at least once a week with full makeup and hair. Other than that….I am un-recognizable on most days, LOL.
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:16 am - Reply

      Jen- I could TOTALLY see you in these gorgeous gowns!! You would absolutely look AMAZING!!! So which day do you actually dress yourself in stuff other than our ‘usual”? Just curious!! I am guessing on the weekend? Perhaps on date night? If you have date nights every week, I ENVY YOU!! LOL ;)
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  8. Janine Huldie December 10, 2013 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I loved the way you started this one Chris and must tell you I wear yoga pants daily for the most part and sweat pants to bed. And I do love fashion, but I love comfort more. But these dresses make me wish I had someplace special to indeed go now. Will have to keep in mind the next time I have a wedding (which is later next year now). Thanks for sharing!! :)
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I LOVE that you are a yoga/sweatpants girl!! ;)

      I keep thinking I wish I knew someone who was getting married- because ALL of the dresses are so gorgeous for not only the bride- but the bridesmaids and everyone who attends!!

      Perhaps it’s time to shop for your upcoming wedding now? LOL Keep it in mind for when you do start to think about it… like a week before perhaps? That’s how I roll! XO
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  9. Tamara December 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    The red dress is my favorite. I actually posted something like it once as my favorite thing to wear. A red gown. Funny how it never quite works out and I’m usually in $10 H&M jeans and a maternity shirt!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm - Reply

      OHMYGOSH I could TOTALLY see you in that red dress!!!!! You MUST find a way to buy it! Go take more photos… NOW! :) XO
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  10. Tammy December 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Ummmm, can I buy something that’ll make the BODY that goes IN the dresses look like those pictures??!! Beautiful dresses!

    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 7:11 pm - Reply

      I thought the EXACT same thing!!!!!! Ah yes… two peas, you and me! XOXO (Miss you)
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  11. Beth Teliho December 10, 2013 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    I’m in yoga pants this very second. In fact, my husband bought them for me for my B-day and when I tried them on he said he loved them, and I said, good cuz I’ll be in them for the next 6 months. haha!

    I never, ever wear dresses….but I admit, I sort of want to need a reason to wear one every once and a while. These are STUNNING. Really. Every one. I jotted the name down for a friend of mine who has to dress up all the time for work events. She lives in the “real” world. I live in my family room. BUT, if I ever have to dress up for more than the checkers at Target, I’m totes going to that site!!!!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

      HA!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!! And I must say, I adore your hubs for not only getting you yoga pants for your birthday, but for saying you look beautiful in them!!!
      Totally pass this on to your friend in the real world… I am in my fleece mens pjs and shirt I slept in right NOW.
      Lets both find somewhere LOVELY to go, and maybe we can go TOGETHER!!! Oh that would totally blow the ‘formal experience’!! LOL (I’d probably rip my dress while jumping on you…)

  12. WhenCrazyMeetsExhaustion December 10, 2013 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Stephanie’s 2014 resolution: birth healthy, beautiful baby who sleeps 15 hours a night from day 1 (shhh, don’t ruin it), lose all baby weight and then some, and shop ’til I drop on this here site!!!
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    • momcafe December 10, 2013 at 7:20 pm - Reply

      HA! Now THAT’S how you DO IT!!! I LOVE your 2014 New Year’s Resolutions Stephanie!!

      I ain’t gonna ruin anything!! It can- and WILL happen!! XOXO
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  13. Stevie December 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    I’m trying to remember the last time I wore a dress, period, let alone a fancy dress. I live for yoga pants. I wish I could wear them to work. But it is nice to wear to gorgeous dress to a wedding, party or event. I love the strapless black one with the flowing ruffles handing down.
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  14. Alison Hector December 11, 2013 at 12:42 am - Reply

    All beautiful stuff, Chris. I love dressing up and keeping myself in order, looks and outfits wise.
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:20 am - Reply

      I could totally see you all dressed up and GLAM!!! You are one of “those” women!!! LOL

      I just ooh and aahh over ladies like you, Alison!!! I’ve seen your shoes girl- you can ROCK an outfit!!!

      I’ll be the one hiding in the back in my yoga pants and sweatshirt… look for me, okay? HA!
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  15. Kim December 11, 2013 at 2:18 am - Reply

    I have an idea!! I don’t know how far you live from here but it will be OK – let’s have a fun formal at our even venue. I like the black and white or the long black (we have to coordinate so we don’t match!!) – we could invite all of our bloggy and other friends and have a grand time!!!
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:21 am - Reply

      A BLOGGER’S BALL!!! A BLOGGER’S BALL!!!! OHMYGOSH how FUN that would be!!!!! We could ALL get spiffed up and no one will recognize us!!! LOL

      There will be an open bar, right? ;)
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  16. Susannah December 11, 2013 at 4:33 am - Reply

    Wowsa! Beautiful dresses! We all need to get gussied up once in a while. It really gives me a boost of confidence when I trade the sweats for sweets…….as in a sweet outfit. I think ill throw on something nice tomorrow ;)

    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:22 am - Reply

      Oh girl- you can make ANY outfit look good!! THIS I know!!

      I wonder if I go run the School Store in one of these dresses… would they notice? ;) I would certainly HOPE so.
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  17. Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom December 11, 2013 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    It looks like they have a lovely selection of LBDs! Now, to find a place to wear one. :)
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 4:12 am - Reply

      I know, right??!! We need a BLOGGER’S BALL!!! Wouldn’t THAT be lovely!! ;)

  18. Rabia @TheLiebers December 12, 2013 at 5:34 pm - Reply

    I am desperately in need of a little black dress! I have a date with my husband tonight and I’m going to have to dress up for it. I have no idea what to wear!
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    • momcafe December 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm - Reply

      THIS is the site for YOU Rabia!!!! Get ON IT!! :) Maybe they will ship in one day!! ;)

  19. Amber Day Hicks December 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Hot Momma, I could be… if I could get out of my birkenstocks.lol
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    • momcafe December 13, 2013 at 4:24 am - Reply

      I KNOW right???!!! I need to get out of my CROCS and join you!!! We would be HOT MAMMAS together!! ;) XOXOXO

  20. Meredith December 13, 2013 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Chris, there are so many things I love about you–and this post–but mostly that you evaluate a dress based off of whether you can hide Keds underneath leaves me open-mouth gaping in awe of your coolness. And these dresses? FANTASTIC!
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    • momcafe December 13, 2013 at 5:45 pm - Reply

      I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH!!!! I am just so excited that you dig my keds girl!! Good Lord, I’m sure many gasp at the thought. But hey- it’s what I do. ;)

  21. Michell December 17, 2013 at 2:11 am - Reply

    Hey, miss you girlie! I’m.so.behind.with.my.blogging!! Anywho, back to the post at hand! Cute dresses! That’s all fine and dandy, BUT, I’ll be waiting for the post with the pics of you actually WEARING one of these ‘hot mamas” missy, lol! The last time I went formal was at my daughter’s wedding(a long form fitting number accented with jewels) I felt like a princess! But you’re right…ain’t nobody got time for that now, I’m too busy. Bahahaa! I’ll be taking a break for the remainder of the month. I’ll be visiting you though, but if I don’t get to you before Christmas….Merry Christmas to you and your family!! Love you much girl…MUAH!!
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    • momcafe December 17, 2013 at 4:13 am - Reply

      MISS YOU TOO!!!!! Crazy time… *Breathe* (Trying!! Hyperventilating actually!!)
      Wouldn’t it be SO fun if I could actually wear WEAR one of these gorgeous dresses??!!! Hmm… YOU FIRST!!
      That dress sounds BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL that you wore at the wedding!!!! I bet you looked HOT HOT HOT- mama!!! ;)

      LOVE you so much…. thinking of you during the Holidays and praying you are BLESSED with a BOUNTY of God’s great LOVE. XOXOXO

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