My husband is the sweetest guy.

I’m fortunate to be with someone who adores me and is proud to call me his wife! I consider myself extremely blessed, and I’ve thanked God every day for the last three years and seven months we’ve been married. Now, I believe in honoring my husband in all things. It’s not backward, 1950′s housewife thinking. I’m talking about me being a help mate and partner who respects my man’s role as the head of the family, and more than that, respecting him as a lover, a lifelong companion. And since my husband’s committed to be with me forever-til-death-do-we-part, I want to make sure that I don’t just be the most suitable wife for him–I want to make sure I look darn GORGEOUS for him, too! Do you have the same sentiments as I? Is it important to you, too, to look great for your husband? If it is, read on: I’ve got some stuff to share based on my own experience to look like a beauty queen for my man! 1. Before anything, start with clothes that make you feel good.
Me, I’m a basics kind of girl. My go-to outfits are either jeans and a neutral top, or a stretchy dress. I’m not good with trends, so I don’t follow them, and I just stick to reliable pieces that fit my body shape and size. Even the outfits I wear for business meetings are just more dressy versions of my basic pieces.
Remember, your choices will be determined by your lifestyle. For a mostly-homebody like me, my go-to pieces are:
strapless tops and dresses, jumpsuits. Incidentally, my husband likes these styles because he can see my shoulders (which he loves, hehe);
denim jeans (I need new ones, though; my body’s changing with age, huhuhu);
stretchy, jersey tops and dresses;
sandals, from feminine flats to chunky-tall wedges
an assortment on dangly earrings, which go well with my face shape and hair style, as well as with several of my go-to outfits. I have a few special pieces for dates and more special occasions, too.
Need help knowing what suits you? This is a good read: This is a great guidebook for dressing for your lifestyle, body type, etc! (Photo: amazon.com) 2. Make an effort to look pretty–for yourself!
When I feel good about myself, I know my husband feels doubly happy! That’s because I’m happy, which makes him very happy.
For me, making an effort to look pretty just means following basic hygiene and beauty maintenance. This involves the following:
Facial care. When I’m busy working at home, perhaps my biggest beauty faux pas is not taking care of my face. I have problem combination skin, so I need to take extra steps to look fresh and bright when I’m at home. But because I want to be kissable and cuddle-able (and to be able to talk on my phone without leaving those awful smudges–You know the kind), I make sure my face is fresh and clean. I also go to the derma for facial cleaning, at least once a month (or twice, if I can afford it!)
A refreshing, all-natural must-have for busy moms is Human Nature’s Balancing Facial Wash
Hair care. I don’t have Pantene/Rejoice commercial hair, so I need to make an effort to get hair treatments. A monthly hot oil, or hair spa, will usually suffice, and even a trim so my hair doesn’t fray to a thousand split ends. My husband likes it when I let my hair down, so I want to make sure I can rock my tresses as much as possible! (I’m looking for more eco-friendly alternatives to keratin/Brazilian blowouts–anyone know of any? Please tell me!)
Body care. I deal with dry skin, especially on my hands; it’s due to the changes in temperature, from the washing of hands and bathing the baby, to the heat from the cooking, which I do daily. And so I need to make an effort to moisturize so that my hands are irresistibly soft and supple. Other MUST-DOs are waxing/shaving (you know where you need; each to her own), regular mani-pedis, etc.
Oral hygiene. Toothbrush and floss after every meal. ‘Nuff said. 3. Know the types of clothing your hubby likes on you the most.
I know my husband likes it when I dress all girly. Since that’s the case, I make sure that when I buy an outfit, I consider the best features of that outfit. Fortunately for my husband, I like to wear dresses and skirts, so it’s not too much of an effort for me to dress up for him; he likes my choices.
Here’s a tip, though: When you shop, choose an outfit that enhances your husband’s favorite physical asset. If your hubby likes seeing your legs (like mine), consider dresses and skirts that show off your legs but are still flattering to your figure. My hubby likes it when I wear strapless tops and dresses. So do I! 4. Wear the right underpinnings.
I’m not shy to say that I like lingerie and good underwear. I like the feeling of wearing good quality, well-fitting undergarments, they somehow give me the feeling I’ve got a complete outfit from the inside-out. So, yes, I’m telling you, dear fellow wife: Forget the granny panties; get a new sexy bra and some underwear. I don’t have to tell you what the benefits are.
And do keep in mind the following:
Never wear a black bra underneath a white dress or shirt; same with panties, please. It’s not sexy, just tacky.
A strapless dress needs a strapless bra. (Not rocket science.)
Get the correct bra size. (For help, check out Berlei.com’s bra size calculator) Get something fun for a change: La Senza is on sale, and it’s worth taking a look. 5. Get inspired by other beautiful moms.
I personally look up to a number of real moms whom I feel are absolutely fabulous at looking good, without much effort! Take the lovely Eliza (the Painter’s Wife), who taught me how to do an effortless makeup routine in just under five minutes. (Thank you, Eli; because of you, I am on the road to looking like a superstar.) Eliza Ypon, during her LATCH graduation. She’s a certified breastfeeding counselor! Or how about the stylish Michelle of My Mom-Friday, who always (to me!) looks styled and well-dressed–so pretty! (Here’s the feature that MOMents did of her: She’s not just stylish, she’s a super cook, too!) Mommy Fleur–who is one of the funniest and most entertaining bloggers I know–must have a happy hubby because she always looks fabulous! And she doesn’t even have to spend so much just to look awesome (Check her out below!). You can also get tons of outfit tips from her extensive outfits posts, where she documents her fashion finds and ideas for dressing up as a fab mom! Photo: mommyfleur.com I know some wives and partners are into the whole “power woman” trip. Me, I’m an old-fashioned girl; I want my husband to look at me and be able to show me off. Not like a trophy wife or anything like that, but I want to be the kind of woman he raves about because he truly loves me–as in is madly in love with me. Making an effort to look good for our partners is a matter of lifestyle, and I believe, one of the qualities of an honorable wife. Let’s talk: Are you making your hubby go “va-va-voom!” when he sees you? Do share your tips in the comments section–I’m all ears for more tips!
Filed Under: Loving You Tagged With: beauty, Looking Good, marriage, motherhoodNovember 16, 2011
My husband is the sweetest guy. I’m fortunate to be with someone who adores me and is proud to call me his wife! I consider myself extremely blessed, and I’ve thanked God every day for the last three years and seven months we’ve been married. Now, I believe in honoring my husband in all things. It’s not backward, 1950′s housewife thinking. I’m talking about me being a help mate and partner who respects my man’s role as the head of the family, and more than that, respecting him as a lover, a lifelong companion. And since my husband’s committed to be with me forever-til-death-do-we-part, I want to make sure that I don’t just be the most suitable wife for him–I want to make sure I look darn GORGEOUS for him, too! Do you have the same sentiments as I? Is it important to you, too, to look great for your husband? If it is, read on: I’ve got some stuff to share based on my own experience to look like a beauty queen for my man! 1. Before anything, start with clothes that make you feel good.Me, I’m a basics kind of girl. My go-to outfits are either jeans and a neutral top, or a stretchy dress. I’m not good with trends, so I don’t follow them, and I just stick to reliable pieces that fit my body shape and size. Even the outfits I wear for business meetings are just more dressy versions of my basic pieces.Remember, your choices will be determined by your lifestyle. For a mostly-homebody like me, my go-to pieces are:Need help knowing what suits you? This is a good read: This is a great guidebook for dressing for your lifestyle, body type, etc! (Photo: amazon.com) 2. Make an effort to look pretty–for yourself!When I feel good about myself, I know my husband feels doubly happy! That’s because I’m happy, which makes him very happy.For me, making an effort to look pretty just means following basic hygiene and beauty maintenance. This involves the following:A refreshing, all-natural must-have for busy moms is Human Nature’s Balancing Facial Wash 3. Know the types of clothing your hubby likes on you the most.I know my husband likes it when I dress all girly. Since that’s the case, I make sure that when I buy an outfit, I consider the best features of that outfit. Fortunately for my husband, I like to wear dresses and skirts, so it’s not too much of an effort for me to dress up for him; he likes my choices.Here’s a tip, though: When you shop, choose an outfit that enhances your husband’s favorite physical asset. If your hubby likes seeing your legs (like mine), consider dresses and skirts that show off your legs but are still flattering to your figure. My hubby likes it when I wear strapless tops and dresses. So do I! 4. Wear the right underpinnings.I’m not shy to say that I like lingerie and good underwear. I like the feeling of wearing good quality, well-fitting undergarments, they somehow give me the feeling I’ve got a complete outfit from the inside-out. So, yes, I’m telling you, dear fellow wife: Forget the granny panties; get a new sexy bra and some underwear. I don’t have to tell you what the benefits are.And do keep in mind the following: Get something fun for a change: La Senza is on sale, and it’s worth taking a look.  5. Get inspired by other beautiful moms.I personally look up to a number of real moms whom I feel are absolutely fabulous at looking good, without much effort! Take the lovely Eliza (the Painter’s Wife), who taught me how to do an effortless makeup routine in just under five minutes. (Thank you, Eli; because of you, I am on the road to looking like a superstar.) Eliza Ypon, during her LATCH graduation. She’s a certified breastfeeding counselor! Or how about the stylish Michelle of My Mom-Friday, who always (to me!) looks styled and well-dressed–so pretty! (Here’s the feature that MOMents did of her: She’s not just stylish, she’s a super cook, too!)  Mommy Fleur–who is one of the funniest and most entertaining bloggers I know–must have a happy hubby because she always looks fabulous! And she doesn’t even have to spend so much just to look awesome (Check her out below!). You can also get tons of outfit tips from her extensive outfits posts, where she documents her fashion finds and ideas for dressing up as a fab mom! Photo: mommyfleur.com I know some wives and partners are into the whole “power woman” trip. Me, I’m an old-fashioned girl; I want my husband to look at me and be able to show me off. Not like a trophy wife or anything like that, but I want to be the kind of woman he raves about because he truly loves me–as in is madly in love with me. Making an effort to look good for our partners is a matter of lifestyle, and I believe, one of the qualities of an honorable wife. Let’s talk: Are you making your hubby go “va-va-voom!” when he sees you? Do share your tips in the comments section–I’m all ears for more tips!Filed Under: Loving You Tagged With: beauty, Looking Good, marriage, motherhoodNovember 16, 2011Martine de Luna is an award-winning blogger, a work at home advocate, and a creative blogging mentor. Through her creative inspiration website, www.makeitblissful.com, Martine encourages women to live meaningfully, whether at home, work or in the pursuit of life goals. Her Make it Blissful Blog Workshops are held monthly (with an online workshop to be launched soon), and she is also the director of the WAHMderful Workshops (www.wahmderfullife.com), a series of workshops and masterminds that equip mothers and married women to work or run a business from home. She also offers digital strategy on community building, blog branding, and social media on her professional site, Martinedeluna.com. She lives in Manila, the Philippines, with her husband Ton and their son, Vito, whom she homeschools.Comments I do my best to look good for my husband, but you’re right that asking his opinion is key. There are things I absolutely love on myself that he doesn’t, because they don’t show off my waist. He’s a curves guy, so empire-waists are out for this girl. Great post!
Suzanne recently posted..A Bike Post from the Bikeless Reply I do my best to look good for my husband, but you’re right that asking his opinion is key. There are things I absolutely love on myself that he doesn’t, because they don’t show off my waist. He’s a curves guy, so empire-waists are out for this girl. Great post!
Suzanne recently posted..A Bike Post from the Bikeless Every time I start to get back to my pre-pregnancy size and start having my hair done again, hubby gets nervous and always checks on me. When I used to work in a private hospital, he would come by dinner time during my 24 hour duty. That’s also around the time when I got pregnant with my second child ;D Reply Every time I start to get back to my pre-pregnancy size and start having my hair done again, hubby gets nervous and always checks on me. When I used to work in a private hospital, he would come by dinner time during my 24 hour duty. That’s also around the time when I got pregnant with my second child ;D good thing i’m wearing presentable pambahay today! :p
thank you for this post! I’m so guilty coz i’ve been so pre occupied with our new baby (she’s our first kasi) that i forgot to take care of myself. i’m lucky, i have a husband who still thinks i’m pretty even if i didn’t brushed my hair the whole day! but i know he’ll be happy too if i try to look good again not just for him but also for myself
the “asking hubby’s opinion” is definitely a good tip! Reply good thing i’m wearing presentable pambahay today! :p
thank you for this post! I’m so guilty coz i’ve been so pre occupied with our new baby (she’s our first kasi) that i forgot to take care of myself. i’m lucky, i have a husband who still thinks i’m pretty even if i didn’t brushed my hair the whole day! but i know he’ll be happy too if i try to look good again not just for him but also for myself
the “asking hubby’s opinion” is definitely a good tip! Thank goodness for this post! I read your post first yesterday, glancing at the robe I hang up near our front door where it’s easiest to grab before answering the front door. Ewww! Mortal sin it is!
Must work on this asap! Hahaha Reply Thank goodness for this post! I read your post first yesterday, glancing at the robe I hang up near our front door where it’s easiest to grab before answering the front door. Ewww! Mortal sin it is!
Must work on this asap! Hahaha Haha! Glad to know the article gave you a much-needed push! Reply Haha! Glad to know the article gave you a much-needed push! AMEN to all the above! I recently went to a “slump” – not taking care of myself etc because I was so busy taking care of my small kids (with no yaya or maids here to help in Toronto). It’s so easy to forget that your partner is a human being with the same needs as you do. I’m glad that I “woke up” from that slump and started taking care of myself again by dressing well, having a facial / beauty routine, eating well, exercising (to keep slim, hehe), and participating in sports again! Now that I am awaiting the birth of our 3rd child (yikes!), it’s so easy to go down that slippery road again. I hope to be reminded that not only should I take care of my family, but also of MYSELF! Thanks for a lovely post! Reply AMEN to all the above! I recently went to a “slump” – not taking care of myself etc because I was so busy taking care of my small kids (with no yaya or maids here to help in Toronto). It’s so easy to forget that your partner is a human being with the same needs as you do. I’m glad that I “woke up” from that slump and started taking care of myself again by dressing well, having a facial / beauty routine, eating well, exercising (to keep slim, hehe), and participating in sports again! Now that I am awaiting the birth of our 3rd child (yikes!), it’s so easy to go down that slippery road again. I hope to be reminded that not only should I take care of my family, but also of MYSELF! Thanks for a lovely post! You look FAB, Jen! Thanks for sharing your experience about “the slump”; I, too, have been guilty of falling into the “haggard housewife” trap. I’m more vigilant now! And ever since I started actually wearing decent house clothes, I feel better about myself. Living from the inside-out, as I say, is very satisfying! (Hmm, I now have an idea for a new blog post!) Reply You look FAB, Jen! Thanks for sharing your experience about “the slump”; I, too, have been guilty of falling into the “haggard housewife” trap. I’m more vigilant now! And ever since I started actually wearing decent house clothes, I feel better about myself. Living from the inside-out, as I say, is very satisfying! (Hmm, I now have an idea for a new blog post!) My husband is conservative! But not to the point naman of not allowing me to wear anything he doesn’t like. He’s conscious that I’m not that conscious about my breasts showing haha.. it’s hard to think about that when you’re running around a super kulit kid. haha! But of course I always try to look good for my hubby, I feel good about myself and he appreciates it. It’s win-win! Reply My husband is conservative! But not to the point naman of not allowing me to wear anything he doesn’t like. He’s conscious that I’m not that conscious about my breasts showing haha.. it’s hard to think about that when you’re running around a super kulit kid. haha! But of course I always try to look good for my hubby, I feel good about myself and he appreciates it. It’s win-win! Hahaha! Thanks so much Martine for featuring me too! Ang bonggels!!
But you are so right. We really need to look not only presentable but HOT for our husbands =) And besides it will definitely help us feel good too! =) Reply Hahaha! Thanks so much Martine for featuring me too! Ang bonggels!!But you are so right. We really need to look not only presentable but HOT for our husbands =) And besides it will definitely help us feel good too! =) Yes, Fleur! Alvin is SUPER lucky to have such a bonggacious wife! Reply Yes, Fleur! Alvin is SUPER lucky to have such a bonggacious wife! I am guilty of the pambahay look which I cannot answer the door in. Oh my! Especially now that I am new to breastfeeding and my nursing tops are all pang-alis. And now that I’m at the awkward stage of a postpartum body, I wear pajama pants at home. Hehe! I should also ask my hubby what kind of clothes he likes to see me in, after 5 years of marriage! Haha! Reply I am guilty of the pambahay look which I cannot answer the door in. Oh my! Especially now that I am new to breastfeeding and my nursing tops are all pang-alis. And now that I’m at the awkward stage of a postpartum body, I wear pajama pants at home. Hehe! I should also ask my hubby what kind of clothes he likes to see me in, after 5 years of marriage! Haha! Hi, Cym! That’s a great idea, asking your hubby! I know, I’ve asked my hubby many times, and sometimes he’s even the one who buys me clothes. Hehe. (Great ulterior motive, hint, hint.) Reply Hi, Cym! That’s a great idea, asking your hubby! I know, I’ve asked my hubby many times, and sometimes he’s even the one who buys me clothes. Hehe. (Great ulterior motive, hint, hint.) That’s me! Incidentally, I am wearing a ratty cut-off t-shirt as I write this… (Time to change! Lol) Reply That’s me! Incidentally, I am wearing a ratty cut-off t-shirt as I write this… (Time to change! Lol) BAD MENTOR! Hahahaha! Reply BAD MENTOR! Hahahaha! Actually, isn’t the cut-off t-shirt an acceptable surfer dude look? :):) Reply Actually, isn’t the cut-off t-shirt an acceptable surfer dude look? :):) Another tip I practice: Even if you’re at home, where “pambahay” (house clothes, lounge wear) that’s presentable. I don’t mean dress up, but wear clothes that you wouldn’t feel ashamed answering the door in! For example: At home, I wear short shorts, but I make sure they’re still pretty, not ratty, and I can step out in them without feeling I”m shaming my husband (Haha). (Actually, it was my younger brother Lorenzo who started practicing this “presentable pambahay” rule–and he’s a husband!) Reply Another tip I practice: Even if you’re at home, where “pambahay” (house clothes, lounge wear) that’s presentable. I don’t mean dress up, but wear clothes that you wouldn’t feel ashamed answering the door in! For example: At home, I wear short shorts, but I make sure they’re still pretty, not ratty, and I can step out in them without feeling I”m shaming my husband (Haha). (Actually, it was my younger brother Lorenzo who started practicing this “presentable pambahay” rule–and he’s a husband!) OMG!!! I’m not a super cook! hahaha…but thanks so much for thinking that. I try.
I do agree that wives, and husbands too, should be their partner’s arm-candy. It pays to make an effort to look and feel good not just for myself, but more importantly, for my husband. Everything you listed here are true. Reply OMG!!! I’m not a super cook! hahaha…but thanks so much for thinking that. I try.
I do agree that wives, and husbands too, should be their partner’s arm-candy. It pays to make an effort to look and feel good not just for myself, but more importantly, for my husband. Everything you listed here are true. You’re a super foodie blogger then—so diligent and you have so many ideas! Bow!
I like the term arm-candy; so true! I believe looking good –essentially– is really a reflection of how we see ourselves in the eyes of our partners. I know I’m super confident when my hubby smiles at me a certain way, even if I’m just in house clothes! Reply You’re a super foodie blogger then—so diligent and you have so many ideas! Bow!
I like the term arm-candy; so true! I believe looking good –essentially– is really a reflection of how we see ourselves in the eyes of our partners. I know I’m super confident when my hubby smiles at me a certain way, even if I’m just in house clothes! hahaha! me naman, whatever clothes I am comfortable with, okay na kay papa Kiko. But once in a while pag may occasion na kailangan eh dress to kill, ayun, he super duper loves it. Like the wedding we attended too a few months ago. simple LBD with pearl necklace and a heeled shoes, aba naging maganda ako sa paningin niya.hahaha! my husband naman is not maselan with the way I dress up. hehehe! but as you mentioned I do also some of the regimens above, like putting some lotion on my body, washing my face, taking care of my teeth and all. hehehe! Thanks for sharing this post. naaliw ako. hehehe! Reply hahaha! me naman, whatever clothes I am comfortable with, okay na kay papa Kiko. But once in a while pag may occasion na kailangan eh dress to kill, ayun, he super duper loves it. Like the wedding we attended too a few months ago. simple LBD with pearl necklace and a heeled shoes, aba naging maganda ako sa paningin niya.hahaha! my husband naman is not maselan with the way I dress up. hehehe! but as you mentioned I do also some of the regimens above, like putting some lotion on my body, washing my face, taking care of my teeth and all. hehehe! Thanks for sharing this post. naaliw ako. hehehe! Teresa: Comfort is key! And yes, we need those dress-to-kill moments, haha! I like it when I can look my best for hubby, feels like I’m inspired to be a better wife and mom, too. :)) Reply Teresa: Comfort is key! And yes, we need those dress-to-kill moments, haha! I like it when I can look my best for hubby, feels like I’m inspired to be a better wife and mom, too. :))Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Name * Email * Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

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