In the past couple of months I’ve really tried to re-connect to the little things that make me happy – going to more barre classes, taking a bath, using a face mask at night, getting a manicure, reading a book before bed – and one of those is putting the effort into getting dressed every single day. I’ve realized that this is a huge game changer in not only my own self-confidence but my confidence as a mom. I feel stronger and more in control when I take the extra effort to do something for myself and sadly, these days, that means getting dressed.
If I’m being completely honest, I’ve had a tough time these last few months adjusting to the transition of becoming a mom. Dave and I both work for ourselves and all of a sudden my full time job has become two full time jobs and sometimes it feels like I can’t do either of them well. Feeling stretched too thing, a bit resentful of my husband who gets to do both and a little bit like a slave to my son. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I needed to stop feeling sorry for myself and start doing things to make it better. It may sound silly but maintaining my personal style is a way to maintain the person I was before Charlie – ensuring that I continue to take care of myself even though I am fully devoted to Charlie these days. That is what is amazing about personal style… it is a defining quality of all of us, a first impression! Maintaining my personal style these days means comfortable style that allows me to feel good about myself and be the best mom that I can be.
I digress…but maybe some of you can relate!
Without a doubt, one of the items in my closet that immediately makes me feel effortlessly styled( and kind of sexy!) is my Stuart Weitzman Lowland boots. It doesn’t matter what the occasion may be but these boots make me feel powerful. When in doubt, neutrals always win.
ASOS Sweater Dress (also love this, this and this) // Stuart Weitzman Lowland Boots (similar for less here) // Gucci Disco Bag