Blog 18 of Top 25 Fashion & Beauty Moms - 2012

Pink Pistachio

by Missy

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

When I was pregnant with my first, for whatever reason(s), friends and strangers alike would say, “Forget the salon days, staying trendy, the pedicures, shopping, washing your hair or dare I say makeup? Accept a dirty house, messy cars, sticky walls, pretty much say goodbye to everything you are right now.” And to certain degree, after becoming a mom I found it more challenging to keep up on my personal style. However, by simply making style a priority, it bounced right back into my life and now my little boytoy's life too! If shopping for myself wasn't fun enough… shopping for mini man clothes is even more fun! Being a Mom doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style. In fact, I've found time devoted to staying current in my wardrobe has helped keep the rest of my life current as well. Putting first things first, yes even Mama's style at times, makes everything run more smoothly! A smoothly run life is just that, a choice to make it how you want it. It’s our for the making. Might as well make it in style!

What's your favorite stylish and practical item?

Seriously?! I have to narrow this down to one item for each? That's like asking which of Michaelangelo's paintings is the most beautiful. Okay, maybe not THAT challenging. But still. Most stylish? I'd have to say it's a dead tie between my Michael Kors oversized runway watch in gold and my Louis Vuitton speedy in monogrammed leather. Both have been adorning my arm for several years and have yet to loose any luster. They're just as exciting to me as the day I bought them! Most practical? A good pair of dark denim designer jeans. If there's one thing that needs to fit right, it's jeans. Personally, I'd rather have one super smokin' pair of jeans in my closet than 10 that I never wear or don't feel good in.

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

Don't get overly worked up over the whole thing. I've talked with so many of my friends that literally shut down in stores with anxiety trying to "put it altogether". Make it simple. Invest in good quality basics that can be worn for years without going out of style. Then browse some of the trends in magazines or online and purchase few pieces from affordable stores (F21/Target). There's no point in spending a lot of money on something that'll only be "cute" for one season. So keep it simple and go for it!

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