Blog 1 of Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Moms - 2012

 

 

Joyfully Gray

by Sarah Gray 

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How did your style change (if at all) after becoming a mom?

I dress with more confidence than ever before. I have always leaned towards vintage styles, scarves and a variety of prints, but I am even more bold in my selections since I had my little girl, Lucia. Something about being a mother has made me feel more empowered and even more proud of the invidulal and woman that I am. I also imagine that my style is future inspiration for my daughter -- even if we have entirely different styles someday, I hope that she will always be strong, confident and, most of all, true to herself and personal tastes.

What's your favorite stylish and practical item?

Oh I would be lost without the ever-stylish and practical scarf. The beauty of a scarf is that it can entirely change an outfit - kick it up a notch, add some sparkle or even a pop of color. The possibilities are endless: wrap a scarf around your wrist as an eye-catching bracelet, cinch it in at the waist as belt, wear it as a headband, tie it like a necklace or even a bow tie, or knot it up right and proper. In addition to being a stylish accessory, a scarf is practical in that it can be easily peeled away if a hot flash strikes or if an outfit quickly needs to be de-cluttered. Of course, I must admit that my favorite practical use for a scarf is to disguise a bad hair day.

What's a quick thing moms can do to take their style up a notch?

Lipstick can take any gal's style up a notch. I am a firm believer in its transforming qualities because my mom always had lipstick on throughout my childhood. I can still see her applying it in the rear view mirror and her mood instantly lifting. If a woman feels happy and put together, it shows.

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