In my twenties I considered myself to be relatively stylish. I mean, for all intents and purposes I could put an decent outfit together. I knew how to dress when going to some sort of evening function, going out with friends, and could even throw together a cute something casual for during the day. And most importantly I could rock a four inch heel like a boss!
Then I had babies. I became a mom and I got old. Scratch that, I got lazy. I got anxious, and I lost myself. My world for the last four and a half years has been yoga pants and top knots and bra optional. I accessorized with baby spit-up on the shoulder, toddler boogers on the sleeve and eventually graduated to somebody’s snack remnants on my right thigh. Gross. Yeah, motherhood is kind of like that. But it is also incredibly joyful, raw, and gorgeous all at the same time. Except somewhere between my water breaking at 3am and today, I forgot how to look presentable in society. And let’s just call it like it is….it’s not like riding a bike.
A few months ago I started to feel like I was becoming myself again. That’s not to belittle being a mama as part of ‘myself’. It’s a huge part. I’m strictly talking about the superficial here. Slowly (and the process is still evolving), I began to feel more comfortable in this new, post-baby body. It never quite goes back to exactly the way it was and that’s totally cool. Embrace your new normal and learn how to dress it like the boss that you are. I’m discovering new ways of dressing this body and a whole new style that is completely me. It’s a journey so I want to share it with you guys here.
And though my heels may not be as high and the rise on my jeans not quite as low, I’m finding my new style. My mom style. It’s really fun! And I’m embracing all of it. You should too.