Saturday, June 9, 2012

mom jeans

Since my last post I became a mom. I can't believe our little Ralphie is nearly six months old!

I've noticed that there's an unfortunate dearth of positive words describing moms and mom-style.

There's 'mom jeans.' And of course 'mom hair.' And the ever cliched 'soccer mom.' All sound harmless but are actually pretty loaded if you ask me.

Over the last half year, I have struggled with the myriad challenges of motherhood (specifically stay-at-home motherhood), in which what I wear plays a pivotal role.

Certainly I have less time to get dressed. And to be sure my son loves me not-an-ounce-less if I look crappy.

But now more than ever, I've learned that dressing like I care (because I do) and like I matter (because I do!!) makes a huge difference in my attitude. And starting the day with a positive outlook is crucial (especially when my husband working 24 or 48 hours in a row)!

My favorite easy outfit is a navy blue romper that can be worn with or without a belt and is comfortable and appropriately funky at the same time.

My other go-to's are essentially what I wore B.R. (before Ralph): tight (but comfy) AG skinnies, a trapeze top or sweater (for easy nursing access), and converse low-tops or Minnetonka moccasins.

While I am not winning any style awards, having a uniform that is practical and fits my body and personality means that I can get ready for the day in a pinch and feel confident - and visible! - when Ralph and I hit the town.

1 comment:

  1. All it takes is one post to get the blog rolling again- good for you! I am inspired by your uniform idea. I may not be a mom, but I can certainly relate to having little time to get ready in the morning ;) Can't wait to read more!