Saturday, January 17, 2015

On Being a Stylish Mom



Back when I was still single, I would have new clothes/accessories/shoes/bags every week. I worked in the corporate world so I needed to look my best every day. I invested a lot in fashion and beauty. When I became a mom, my priorities made a 360-degree turn. My son is now my focus and my passion for beauty and fashion has taken a back seat.

In the midst of this whirlwind life called motherhood, I came to realize a few things about myself. A lot has changed. My shopping habits changed, my style has changed, etc. But, I also realized that I need to take care of myself. I need to look good for myself and for my husband. I promised myself before that if I become a mom, I would be that cool, stylish mom.

With a writing job and being a full time mom and wife, it’s very hard to find time for myself, let alone go shopping for myself. That is why I rely on my newsletter subscriptions to be updated on the latest in fashion and beauty. I also do a lot of online browsing and shopping.

It’s January and this is the time I usually update my wardrobe. I give my all to my family during the holidays. January is the time for myself. February is also my splurge month as it is my birthday month. I have made a few purchases in the last few weeks but they were quick purchases so I decided to go online and look at what my favorite stores have to offer. My favorite brands include Mango, Promod, H&M, Dorothy Perkins and Guess to name a few. I usually check what’s available online so that when I enter the store, I know exactly what to get. This saves me time and money.

While researching what I’m going to build my wardrobe with, I chanced upon ZALORA’s Chinese New Year Sale. I’m really happy to find my favorite Mango essentials at a marked down price! I am also eyeing a few ZALORA dresses. Check out ZALORA's Chinese New Year Sale for fashionable clothing at great discounts.

My style has changed drastically now that I’m a mom. I look for both form and function. My clothes need to be stylish and comfortable. I need to be able to run around in them In saying that, here are a few of my wardrobe essentials.

A nice, sturdy bag like this one. I prefer roomy bags so that they can double as a diaper bag when I need them. I also look for bags with good structure and material. I’m glad my husband gifted me with some over Christmas. That’s one thing off my list.

I stopped wearing jeans for many years because I couldn’t find any that fits me nicely. I have finally found my perfect pair at Levi’s.

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I like wearing skirts but it’s hard to move around in them when it’s just my son and I so look for comfortable skirts.

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Versatile tops and basic ones are also on my list. I like having black and white tees and also some graphic tees which I can wear with pants, skirts and shorts.  I like this one from Promod.

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Polos are fast becoming a staple in my wardrobe. I just like the whole clean, classic look of it.  Sorry for the wrinkled look. I just got this from the laundry line.

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Dresses are for date nights or when my husband comes along when we go out. I can just relax knowing that he will be the one to chase after our son.  I like this dress from Mango.

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As for shoes, I look for comfortable ones, mostly sandals, flats and flip flops. I have also incorporated some wedges back into my wardrobe. My sister and husband gifted me with these pairs over Christmas.
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I now shop in bulk once a year to update my wardrobe and I would probably do most of my shopping online to save time. Also, the thrill of receiving and opening a package is just like Christmas morning, don’t you agree?

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This post was written in partnership with ZALORA. All thoughts, opinions and content are my own.

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