Our outing yesterday made me think of things I don't use anymore and things I don't leave home without. Before having a baby I'd accumulated various collections of girly things. A lot of them are collecting dust or abandoned in boxes these days.
Purse collection: Unless it's a special occasion (e.g. wedding) I can't be bothered to coordinate my bag with my outfit. Actually can't imagine anymore why I ever wanted to do this in the first place.
Heeled shoes. Never wore them much anyway, but now almost never. Falling during pregnancy put me off heels, even low ones.
Dresses. Most of them, even the ones that fit, don't work with breastfeeding. So until AJ is weaned and/or I'm back at work, no dresses.
On the other hand?
Scarves. Scarves are the best. Some of the things I use scarves for:
- Tie my water bottle around my waist when out walking.
- Sun protection for AJ on a hot day
- Throw it down on the ground to sit
- Wear it if the weather gets chilly
But the best reason to have one around is that AJ loves to play with them, especially if they have fringe. If she's at the point where she's had enough of everything, but we are not quite home and need to hold out a little longer, I just hand her a scarf and she's happy for several minutes. It's awesome.
I don't leave home without it!