Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Detroit, Michigan
All I can do is sympathize.
I have pretty dresses in my closet, all with tags still attached because I bought them thinking 'Well, this would be nice to wear on an evening out.' Evening out? My BF is lucky if I change from my barn boots to my non poop boots before we go out. Forget the 4 boxes of root dye I have in my linen closet. It's too far gone to do a root touch up, now.
Jewelry? I've got a ton. I don't remember what it looks like.
Thankfully, BF doesn't have a white collar job like your DH, and he's just excited to see me, in any form, when I'm come home from the barn. My horse is the other man, it's true.
I might suggest for you, though, to maybe take a day off(Or a partial day, if you can swing it.) from the barn and use it to surprise DH with your kindness and generosity. Make a dinner, throw on some perfume, take in a movie or go get a drink? Maybe just a little something to remind DH that he hasn't been forgotten.
Although, from what you typed it just seemed to me as if you were having a confidence issue, yourself. Not him.
I'm sure he loves the you that you are and you don't need to worry about all those 'classy' people he has his business meetings with. You say he is proud of you, so he must recognize how hard working, dedicated and strong you are. THOSE are the qualities he sought, after all, that which is YOU, right? The hay in the bra, farmer's tan, oh gods I smell like a barn, you. It's proof of what a hard working girl you are. He should be proud to show you off in all your Raggedy Ann glory!
But, if you still want to do something, for YOU, I'd say take a bit of a day and dedicate it to yourself. I KNOW it's hard to squeeze it in, but, take an hour, two at most. Grab a box of hair dye, a bottle of vitamin E(for yer paws.) and hit a tanning salon: Total cost: $15.00/Time: about 2 hours. Throw on some of your non barn clothes, even if your own personal even IS just running to the store.
Anyhow, even if you can't or don't want to, I must truly admit, I'm right there with you sister. Le Sigh.
He knows when you're happy
He knows when you're comfortable
He knows when you're confident
And he always knows when you have carrots.