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03-05-2011
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Hey mommas!

Well, that's my topic here. I'm the mum of a 2 years old son and a 3 months old daughter and I still suffer from some style crisis :p What I always knew is that I didn't want to be one of those women who look... well... as if being a very practical mum is their only destiny. I still want to look professional on my work days (I work part time) and chic when I go out. And so, when I do get to meet a friend without taking my kids along I always grap the possibility to wear some chic heels and something more dressy

I have to think more practical though. Flats are a wardrobe staple cause I walk a lot with the kids. Jeans... might be a bit boring but they are just so practical. I've tried going to the playground with skirts and dresses but I just don't feel like I can move as freely then. When I'm just at home for some hours without any visitors to expect I wear some pieces I don't want to wear when leaving the house BUT I nearly always try to wear make-up. That might seem unnecessary on the playground, too, but I have realised it's so important for me that I feel pretty and not totally run-down when I see myself in the mirror. Nothing worse then when you already feel tired and exhausted and then a super tired wrack looks at you from the mirror...

There are some girly and very casual styles that seem to young for me now as a mum. I still own some Juicy Couture stuff but it feels very wrong nowadays and belongs to the things I only wear when at home with the kids.

All in all I feel it's so important to still invest in YOUR looks and not only in cute baby clothes. Because it's important not to forget yourself completely when you have kids. I always think that the day will come when they will leave the house and when I have to find myself again... Therefore, I don't want to "loose" myself completely now.

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^ redandnavy - I agree with so much of what you've said. It really is all about the balance between practicality and not looking like you've given up. I don't really wear much makeup, but for me, it's really important to maintain my hair. I like an easy, wash and wear style, but getting your haircut regularly and maintaining a good shape is a must!

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I'm a mom of a 1.5-year-old girl and my Mommy style is MY STYLE! I don't believe in having to dress differently just because I have a child. I'm still me after all. I think it's more about wearing an appropriate look for the occasion. Whether a mom or not, I don't think we go to the playground wearing heels, right?

I still wear my jewelry and accessorize. If my daughter pulls my necklace, I just tell her to be careful, gently remove her hand and distract her by playing with her something. I still wear dry clean clothes, cashmere, dresses, skirts and sometimes sequined/embellished clothing.

Anyway, I was never the sweat pants/track suits kind of gal. I think my clothing style had changed a bit not because I'm a mom but because I'm in a different phase/stage in my life.

*edit* Please no weight talk


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la vanguardia - I think it's great that you've been able to maintain your style after becoming a mom! I absolutely agree with you that we dress for the occasion, no matter where we are in life. I guess for me anyway, my "occasions" simply have changed dramatically! I used to be a total city person, but I guess you can say my life is much more suburban. For sure, no one wears heels to the playground, but previously, I had no reason to go to one! I don't know how you manage to wear dry clean only clothes ... at the end of the day, I can be rather a mess, with strawberry marks on my clothes, etc. Maybe the difference is in the personality of your kids, as my son is rather rambunctious and plays very rough. I've already had 2 pockets torn at the seams due to normal play, lol. I think these are temporary stages though ... I hope!

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tourist10 - I agree with you about the personality of the children. I've been very lucky with my daughter though she's still quite active and we go out often. Hence, I bring tons of wipes with me LOL! Sure, once in a while, she'll spill stuff on my clothes or the likes. But I always think, hey, that's what the dry cleaners are for. Fortunately, it has been nothing major that cannot be removed.

If there's one thing that changed with my style due to motherhood, it's definitely wearing more flats and wedges. They're just practical and I can easily run after her (or with her) and push the stroller, especially in the cobblestone streets.

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