Something along the lines of your hair being in a bun, a t-shirt and cozy pants makes up the mom uniform, and I rather not get too comfortable since I’ve always been someone who took pride in putting outfits together. Yes, taking care of children can be hectic, but it can be done. I do it everyday, and manage to get my ass out the door on time…
The notion of putting your sense of style aside for your family is a little juvenile to me. I’m all for sacrifice, and believe it is a nonnegotiable when you have children. Yet, the idea that women should completely ignore there own needs once you become a mother in my opinion, is a little unhealthy. Parents (yes, Dads, too) put their energy and often physical well-being into caring for their children. How we do it it all is another story. But teaching your child/children the value of self worth is important, and one that I want to instill in my sons starting with their idea of self expression. For me, it’s a simple want to look my best for them and myself.
I’m sure many moms would agree that the absolute #1 as a parent is to raise happy and healthy children, and to do it at any cost. No matter what, our children are the sum of everything. For me, knowing that I try my best and give my all to provide Landon and Nathan the best of what I can, to the best of my abilities, gives me a new-found sense of purpose. But I’m not going to lie – I’m too vain to let go of myself and adopt a ponytail for the rest of my life. I am a reflection of them. And I do make sure the boys look like stylish little dudes when we go out. As their mother, I think that should be reflected in my appearance, too.
Which is why I will rock my leather jacket (faux leather, actually) proudly, put on lipstick in copious amounts, and my jeans will always be skinny. That is my mom uniform. Reporting for duty!
Faux leather jacket – Zara
Jeans – Banana Republic
Striped long sleeve tee – Gap
Kate Spade New York Bag