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.