Mommy reality… being a stay-at-home mom means I have a uniform. My uniform, unless I’m leaving the house, is my PJs. I know! Isn’t that awful?! I try really hard to get dressed every day and most days I succeed but the second it’s my relaxation time, I change into my uniform.
Several weeks ago a lovely trio of ladies started a #mommyreality challenge. Carolyn, Jen, and Celeste serve up weekly challenges, asking moms to dish the goods, be honest, and bare our true selves. Now I’ve been following along and enjoying these glimpses of reality. However, last week, Jen from JENerally Informed put the ultimate challenge out there… share the #mommyreality of what our favourite comfy clothes are! I couldn’t resist….
I can’t believe I’m going to do this! Call me insane.
To truly capture the nature of my “momwear”, I’m without makeup and my hair is up because I’m probably going to be making a meal, changing a poopy pull-up, or cleaning the house. If the kids are asleep, simply swap out the coffee mug and replace it with a wine glass.See Jennifer in her PJs! Momwear... the #mommyreality challenge. Click To Tweet
I also thought I would share the Spring/Summer and the Fall/Winter versions of my “momwear”. Are you ready for this?!
So that’s it… my mommy reality of me in my comfy clothes. What does your momwear look like?
Love it!!! I’m not a pjs all day kind of girl (I’m incredibly hot all the time!), but I love a pair of jeans and a tank top… add on a pair of flip flops and I’m ready to go! And no make-up is just what I do… I never have make up on. :-P Any recent picture you’ve seen of me has no make up… Oh, and pony tail! Must have the pony tail.
Jeans and a tank top (or t-shirt) is my leaving the house “style”.
Thanks for stopping by Yanic.
Love this haha! I love that you just add the sweater and tada! You’re set for winter. Emily and I have been lounging around outside her mom’s house all day with the kiddos. . . I’m thinking we’ll have to snap a picture of how awesome we look in pajamas, which is what we wear, too! My kids always know when we’re going somewhere “real” because I start to put on actual clothes.
Oh my gosh this would totally be my uniform as well!! Ten out of ten on the awesomely comfortable outfit scale. I would never take it off. Tank top in the summer and sweater in the winter, covers all of the bases! Make-up pishaw who needs it anyways! I think I need your sockies BTW ….
It IS awesomely comfortable. I’m glad you also approve of the versatility of my Momwear.
Get those sockies Jen! They would look great with your Momwear LOL.
Thanks for sharing in my #mommyreality moment (and for not laughing too hard).
My kids do the same thing! Totally like Pavlov’s dog… they see me getting dressed and they’re suddenly harassing me to find out where we’re going.
Take that photo ladies… and SHARE it!
Thanks for visiting me in my PJs!
First, let’s cover the most important thing: Your hair looks effortlessly amazing. (Sorry, I know this is a post about PJs, but, you know me: I’m always looking at hair first. ;-) Seriously, I LOVE your cut…
Secondly, aren’t Banana Republic tanks The Best? I need to pick up a few more…
And about this statement: “But the second it’s my relaxation time, I change into my uniform.”
This is me. The moment we come back from say, dinner at our local diner, I’m making a bee-line back to our bedroom to do what? Throw on my PJs! lol
Loved this post.
My hair?! You’re kidding right? It’s swept into a bun-like thing at the back and secured with two extra large barrettes… but I guess if you say effortlessly amazing, I’ll go with that over “lazy bun”!
The Banana Republic tanks are so soft and cozy. I love them as my sleep wear!
I am totally a PJs girl. When I’m at home, that’s my preferred outfit. Anything else feels too restrictive!
Glad you enjoyed this Courtney!
Wishing you a lovely day.
Well at least you look super cute in your “uniform.” :) On the days I don’t work, if we aren’t going anywhere, I change from my PJs into yoga or some other sort of comfy pants. I might as well stay in my PJs, ha!
Have a great week Jennifer!
LOL glad you think I look cute in my “uniform”. Yoga pants totally could be PJs!
Wishing you a lovely week as well!
I actually text a pic of me in my “Uniform” (yoga pants and a hoodie) to my husband when I get home so he knows I got home safe haha. In the summer, my uniform must change since our central air is broken (booohooo) so I am usually in the ONE pair of shorts I have that fit and a t-shirt. All my tank tops are either from before I was pregnant, too small, or while I was pregnant, stretched out. I think I need to go shopping! Holy cat. And my kids always say “Where are we going?” when I get my real clothes on too. No fooling them!!
Funny how we get completely stuck in a “rut” when it comes to comfort clothes!
Our children are “trained” to know when we get on “real” clothes it means business!
Thanks for visiting Katie!
Too much awesome mommy reality here for words. We’re all either really brave or really crazy ;) Love the seasonal adaptation lol! GREAT POST!
Brave or crazy is right! Yeah, I thought I would provide the seasonal adaptation for everyone’s benefit, as the look does change “dramatically” according to the temperature it is outside *wink*.
Thanks for visiting Carolyn!
Thank God, you posted the “Get the Look” reference in the corner for us readers longing to mimic!
You RULE for being the first brave one to join in the challenge this week! This was a toughie!
Well, I wouldn’t want others to miss out on the opportunity to get this fabulous, “one-of-a-kind” Momwear! Thanks for visiting (and not laughing too much at my droopy PJs)!
Have a great day!
You are definitely not alone in that style! I always look so dressed up when I put on makeup and clean clothes! :)
Glad I’m not alone in my “fashion sense”. I guess that’s the upside of living in your PJs… it doesn’t take much to look “fancy”.
At least your mom wear is stylish! Mine is 10 year old star and moon pj’s that don’t match! Love this and the #momyreality hasthag ya’ll use!
Star and moon print… wow! They PJ bottoms are fairly new (less than 1 year old). Prior to that I had a pair of grey PJ bottoms that about four years old and were grease stained from eating popcorn in them (and frequently dropping butter smothered popcorn on them). Disgusting!
It’s a fun challenge. Are you going to show us your Momwear Kristen?!
Have a great day!
I very much enjoy the transition from spring/summer to fall/winter! It just works!
For me, I might have an iced coffee in the first photo.
I generally wear a t-shirt or tank top and printed moose pants.
Yes that transition from spring/summer to fall/winter is essential.
Moose printed pants hey?! Wow! I think we need to see a picture of that!
Wishing you a lovely day!
Ha! This is awesome. My mom wear is usually jeans and a blouse of some type. Although, I love skirts in the summer…I just need to get a few that I really love and are more versatile. Thanks for sharing this, it made me smile. :)
Wow, I wish my Momwear included something other than my PJs. You’re doing pretty awesome in my books!
Glad this made you smile. Have a great day Sanz!
You look better in pj’s thank I do dressed up. Truth.
I can’t show you my pjs. I’m pretty sure a picture like that is against the law.
I think it’s great that you’re playing along.
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I’m glad you think my Momwear doesn’t look too bad.
LOL – your PJs… against the law. It can’t be that bad can it?!
This has been a fun challenge. I’m glad I participated.
Have a great day!
Wait. What??? You mean this is not what EVERYONE else is wearing? In my case, I have a favorite pair of jeans that’s insanely soft, partly because they are almost one big hole. lol Yeah, I cannot go out of the house in these anymore. I’m just counting the days down until I get to add the sweater. I’m crackin’ up at your click to tweet… “See Jennifer in her PJs! Momwear… the #mommyreality challenge.” Have a beautiful and comfy week. xo
I know Topaz! It’s hard to believe not everyone is sporting this “fashion” (that’s why I included the “Get this look” section).
Glad you enjoyed this… I hope it made you smile.
Wishing you a lovely week as well.
You look adorable! This is the third mommy-reality challenge I’ve seen where the mom looks great in her casual clothes. And bonus points to you for going seasonal! I’m also a sock person. Cant go without ’em!
I look great in my PJs?! No makeup?! Hair up?! Okay… I’ll take the compliment.
I wanna see you in your Momwear! LOL
Hi Jennifer, love the winter to summer look, so classy yet so simple and the mug of coffee is definitely a Mummy essential – I wonder if they do a back pack like runners use that would hold hot coffee.
PS – you look great without make up!
I’m all about versatility Debbie! Thank you so much for the compliment that I look good without makeup… whew! I was getting a little nervous with this picture of me makeup-free and wearing my comfy clothes would be splattered all over the internet and haunting me forevermore!
You won’t see me without my coffee. It gets me through the day with a smile on my face!
Oh, I am sure these photos will back to haunt us, but by then hopefully we will look so old and haggard that they will actually look good!
Hey Jen, Not only do I think you WOULD see this on a runway but I think you should create the line of clothes! I truly believe you are sitting on a land mine of an idea! Momwear.
LOL rally Susie?! Do all moms wear their PJs all day?!
Thanks for stopping by!
Guess what Jen, I think that is actually most moms go to wear when they are home. Since I’ve been home on convalescent leave I’ve been in PJ’s almost every single day and I love it. I’m going to be unemployed soon because of my health issues and I can certainly see me buying a few more to get comfortable. :) Love the versatility with the sweater lol
Ha! Glad you think my “fashion” is acceptable.
Sorry to hear about your job my friend. Please do take care of yourself.
Hahahahaha oh my gosh, I LOVE YOU!!! How did I miss this post?! I was seriously laughing out loud, you totally nailed the mom uniform. Although I’m going to admit that in this summer heat, I have lost the pants on some mornings. Just the tank up and underwear is what I look like making breakfast some mornings lol!
Sooo hilarious in the second photo you just added a little sweater, haha! I’ve got to do a post like this. Thank you for your honesty! The mommy blog world needs a lot more of this!
So glad you enjoyed this and that it gave you a laugh. YES… you have to share your Momwear (nursing bra and all) LOL.
Oh, how did I miss this? You are so cute, and oh, so funny. Love the look–stay comfy!
Glad you enjoyed this Mia. Yes, comfort is a critical component of the Momwear.
My mummy uniform is very similar… features Thumper a little too much at time, and I live in the UK so my fall/ winter sweater is considerably thicker!
Loved this post xx
Glad to know you have a similar mom uniform. What can I say… I love my PJs.
Glad you enjoyed this Katie!